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First Time Lottery Player Wins $100,000
4/30/2013 9:16:48 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (April 30, 2013) Beginners luck trumps experience. At least thats how a Columbia mom sees it.

A longtime player, she had conflicting emotions when her son bought his first ticket and won $100,000.

Im not mad at him for winning, hes my son, she said, but she cant help feel a bit envious.

She purchased several tickets at Bucks Market on River Dr. in Columbia and didnt win any cash. Her son debated whether to spend $5 on a Winning Streak ticket.

He finally decided to take a chance and scratched his first ever ticket in the passenger seat.

Mom, stop! he screamed.

She pulled over and looked down at the ticket with the $100,000 prize.

I had to catch my breath, she said.

Like any mom, shes so proud of her son, who she says is good at math and even better at managing his money.

Hes getting ready for college, she said bragging. I wont have to pay for his car now.

As of this release, two top prizes of $100,000 remain in the $5 Winning Streak game. Odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 400,000.

For selling the claimed ticket, Bucks Market received a commission of $1,000.

To date, lottery play has resulted in more than $3 BILLION transferred to support education.

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