About the Lottery - Employment Opportunities
News
[Back to News Articles]        
Lady Luck Keeps Smiling on Gaffney
12/21/2012 11:52:02 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (December 21, 2012) – The town of Gaffney has been a lucky spot for lottery players.

Six lottery winners have come out of Gaffney in the past four months, all taking home at minimum $100,000.

The total lottery prize payout in that town has reached $900,000.

The run began in September at Sonny’s Quick Stop on S. Granard St. with the selling of a $200,000 scratch-off to a local man. On the same street this week, the Corner Stop #3 sold a ticket to another winner good for $200,000.

“I was in the right place at the right time,” the local man, who played at the Corner Stop #3, said.

A Gaffney woman who played her Palmetto Cash 5 numbers was in the right place at the Eastside Saveway on Wilkinsville Hwy. and won $100,000. And a Morrsville, North Carolina, man who pulled off the interstate at the Pilot Travel Center #435 on Hyatt St. found a lucky spot to play his numbers and win $100,000.

Two other local women also won $100,000 prizes. One winner called her mom from the parking lot of the Auto Stop on Cherokee Ave. to say she won $100,000 on a scratch-off. The other winner went into the Food Lion on E. Frederick St for a gallon of milk and left with a lottery ticket valued at $100,000.

The most recent winner has already picked out a house in town.

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 $2.9 BILLION has been transferred to support educational programs in the Palmetto State.

# # #


[Back to News Articles]        
Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of all information contained on this site. This site, however, is not the final authority on games, winning numbers, or other information. All winning tickets must be validated by the SCEL before prizes will be paid. You must be 18 years of age or older to play the games of the South Carolina Education Lottery. Our site is constantly updated with new information. Please check back often.
© Copyright 2005, South Carolina Education Lottery. All rights reserved.