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Gaffney Woman Sees Garnets and Dollar Signs
1/24/2013 10:07:30 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (January 24, 2013) – A Gaffney woman’s richer for being born in January.

The Capricorn spotted a Garnet Red 7’s scratch-off inside the Ashvi Food Mart on Cherokee Ave. yesterday morning and had to have it. Garnet is her birthstone.

“No way,” she said after scratching the $5 ticket.

The $107,777 won is a late birthday present.

“Maybe I’ll buy me a new garnet ring,” the winner laughed.

As of this release, one top prize remains in the $5 Garnet Red 7’s game. Odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 480,000.

For selling the claimed ticket, Ashvi Food Mart in Gaffney received a commission of $1,077.

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.

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