COLUMBIA, SC (August 7, 2012) – An Aiken man has won the Lottery not once, but twice.
He gives all the credit to his wife.
“When my wife passed away, we had a lot of debt,” he shared. “She told me not to worry and that it would be taken care of.”
The first $100,000 he won in April of 2011 paid the bills. Yesterday, 16 months later, he cashed in a winning Super Cash scratch-off for $200,000.
“I’m going to enjoy this one,” he said.
He purchased both winning tickets from Mo Convenience and Tobacco Store at 185 Beaufort St. NE in Aiken.
The odds of winning $200,000 playing $10 Super Cash are 1 in 576,000. As of this release, four top prizes of $200,000 remain in the game.
For selling the claimed ticket, Mo Convenience and Tobacco Store in Aiken received a commission of $2,000.
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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