COLUMBIA, SC (June 18, 2012) – A Greenville woman has won $100,000 in the South Carolina Education Lottery.
“I won’t have to work till I’m 80 now,” she declared.
The winner told lottery officials she has been playing Palmetto Cash 5 for about a year, always picking numbers with sentimental meaning for her and her family.
Before going to bed on Friday, June 8, she looked up the lottery results online to find the numbers she plays (6, 23, 24, 26, and 35): her wedding anniversary; the number of years she’s been married; and the ages she and her husband were when they tied the knot, were worth $100,000.
“Am I dreaming this?” she wondered.
“Really?” asked her husband when she told him the news. “We can pay off something.”
“We can pay off everything,” she corrected.
The odds of winning $100,000 on Palmetto Cash 5 are 1 in 510,942.
Kangaroo Express #3282 of Greenville received a commission of $1,000 for selling the claimed ticket.
Since the start of the Lottery in 2002, more than one million college scholarships and grants have been awarded to South Carolina’s students. In all, more than $2.8 BILLION has been transferred to support educational programs in the Palmetto State.
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