COLUMBIA, SC (September 13, 2012) – A Gaffney man told his wife he was going to win the Lottery, and he kept his promise.
This week he cashed in a winning Super Cash ticket worth $200,000.
The winner did not wish to be identified, but said he buys two lottery tickets a week and occasionally lets his wife scratch them. He didn’t let her handle this one.
“He tells me I’m bad luck,” she laughed.
He purchased his lucky ticket from Sonny’s Quick Stop LLC on Granard St. in Gaffney. He was on his way in to work when he scratched the ticket and called his wife on her job with the news.
“We have been down,” he said sharing how even with both of them working these past few years have been a struggle. For them, the winnings mean a chance to plan for the future and the possibility of starting their own business.
“I told her I was going to win us a big one,” he said. “This is unreal.”
The odds of winning $200,000 playing $10 Super Cash are 1 in 576,000. As of this release, two top prizes of $200,000 remain in the game.
For selling the claimed ticket, Sonny’s Quick Stop LLC in Gaffney 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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