COLUMBIA, SC (August 24, 2012) – A Mt. Pleasant man won $5 playing the Lottery, then used his winnings to buy another ticket that won him $100,000 taxes paid.
He told his son right away but is holding off on telling his wife.
“I’m going to surprise her when it’s in the bank,” he promised.
To keep the win a secret, he told her he was leaving at 4:30 in the morning to take the truck to be fixed. Instead, he was the first one in the door when the Columbia Claims Center opened.
His wife will like his plans when she hears them. He told lottery officials he is giving to the church, helping his son with his education, and taking his wife on a cruise.
The odds of winning $100,000 taxes paid are 1 in 500,000.
As of this release, two top prizes of $100,000 taxes paid remain in the $5 Instant Carolina 5 game.
For selling the claimed ticket, Sunoco Coop #2668 in Mt. Pleasant received a commission of $1,470.59.
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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