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Wife Wins the Lottery While Husband’s Out of Town
8/12/2013 8:23:29 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (August 12, 2013) – With her husband out of town, a St. Matthews woman indulged in a lottery ticket.

He wasn’t there to see her win $200,000, but she did text him a picture of the winning ticket.

“I’m not going to fully believe it until I have the money in my hand,” she said exchanging the ticket for her winnings at the Lottery’s Columbia Claims Center.

Her husband didn’t make it home in time to hold the ticket, but seeing the check and hearing his wife’s plans will make up for that.

“I’m purchasing a house,” she said.

As of this release, five top prizes of $200,000 remain in the $10 Golden Spades game. The odds of winning the top prize were 1 in 520,000.

For selling the claimed ticket, Quick Pantry in St. Matthews received a commission of $2,000.

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 $3.1 BILLION has been transferred to support educational programs in the Palmetto State.

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