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Sumter Couple Shuffles the Deck and Draws a $200,000 Winner
2/13/2013 9:35:07 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (February 13, 2013) – Like playing cards, a Sumter couple likes to shuffle lottery tickets and takes turns selecting the next one to scratch.

Seated at the kitchen table, the husband drew a $10 winner.

Up next, his wife bettered his hand by winning what looked to be $200.

“It says $200,000,” he corrected her uncovering the following three zeroes.

Silence followed as the two stared at the Double Mega Tripler card set to pay off their home.

“You never figure it’s going to happen to you,” the wife told lottery officials holding back tears.

As of this release, three top prizes of $200,000 remain in the $10 Double Mega Tripler game. Odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 428,571.43.

For selling the claimed ticket, Four Way Food Mart in Sumter received a commission of $2,000.

To date, lottery play has resulted in more than $2.9 billion transferred to support education.

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