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Wife’s Birth Date Wins Columbia Man $1 MILLION
4/25/2013 3:21:02 PM

COLUMBIA, SC (April 25, 2013) – A Columbia man’s wife forgave him for buying a lottery ticket when he played her birth date and won $1 million.

“She never wants me to play,” the winner admitted.

“She doesn’t feel so bad about it now,” he laughed.

He told lottery officials he hasn’t missed a Mega Milllions® drawing since the South Carolina Education Lottery started selling the game in January of 2010.

He’s stuck with the same numbers and last Friday recognized the first five drawn as his (6, 8, 12, 22, and 43, MB: 28).

“I felt kind of weak,” the millionaire told lottery officials describing the moment.

The ticket he purchased from the Pitt Stop #12 on Knox Abbot Dr. in Cayce overcame steep odds of 1 in 3.9 million plus. Spending the extra $1 for Megaplier® increased his would be $250,000 prize to $1 million.

The money is paying off his house.

He’ll keep playing and is not abandoning his numbers now. They’re lucky, he says.

The Pitt Stop #12 received a commission of $10,000 for selling the claimed ticket.

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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