COLUMBIA, SC (April 5, 2013) – A Travelers Rest woman has been called lucky. A $1 million South Carolina Education Lottery win confirms it.
“I feel different,” the millionaire admitted, though not entirely surprised by her good fortune.
“I knew one of these days I was going to win big,” she told lottery officials. “I felt it.”
Her hunch paid off when at the last minute she decided to buy a ticket at the Wilco Hess #925 on Poinsett Hwy. in Greenville. She filled up her car and then picked out a Money Money Millionaire ticket to scratch.
“I’m not going to be scratching anymore tickets for a long time,” the winner, who’s won big before, said.
Prior $15,000 and $2,000 wins pale in comparison to beating the 1 in 1.5 million odds to claim one of the four $1 million prizes in the Money Money Millionaire game. Incidentally, the game’s first top prize was won a town away by a Greer woman in February. Two $1 million prizes are left to be won on the ticket.
As for the Travelers Rest winner, she’s paying off her son’s house and might look for a new car.
“I’m not going out partying,” she laughed. “I’m going to sit down and think things out.”
For selling the claimed ticket, the Wilco Hess #925 received a commission of $10,000.
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 $3 BILLION has been transferred to support educational programs in the Palmetto State.
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