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Young Couple Using $250,000 Lottery Win to Plan for the Future
6/18/2012 9:38:24 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (June 18, 2012) – The workers at a veterinary clinic in Anderson still can’t believe one of their own won $250,000 playing Mega Millions®. The winner checked her ticket online at work, and it wasn’t long before the celebration broke out and everyone was asking to see the winning ticket for themselves.

“It was wild,” the winner admitted.

The winner’s husband, who was also at work, was at loss for words when his wife called to say she won a quarter of a million dollars.

Right away the 20 somethings made the call to pay off their house and plan for the future.

The winner told lottery officials she’s hoping this payday will give her the break she’s been looking for to finally start using her cosmetology training. Her husband wants to go back to school, but until this ticket came into their lives he didn’t see that happening.

“We feel blessed and free,” she said.

The winner said she bought her first lottery ticket less than a year ago after hearing about lottery winners in the area.

“I decided I was never going to win if I didn’t play,” she said.

Neither of them would have imaged a scenario where a $1 quick pick would matched the first five numbers drawn (4, 9, 34, 40, and 4 MB: 25) on June 8 to win such a sum. The odds of winning $250,000 playing Mega Millions® are 1 in 3,904,701.

The winner’s husband has kidded her along about buying tickets, but he’s through complaining.

“She can buy a ticket whenever she wants,” he said.

Quick Point in Anderson received a commission of $2,500 for selling the claimed ticket.

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