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Aiken Man Wins the Lottery for the Second Time in Less Than Two Years
8/7/2012 9:07:36 AM

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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