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Winner’s Advice: Check Your Tickets Twice
5/13/2014 10:31:08 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (May 13, 2014) – A Columbia man’s habit of double checking his lottery tickets paid off.

The winner was running errands when he purchased the Hit $100,000 scratch-off for $5 at the Stop N Shop on Kay St. in Columbia. At first, the ticket seemed worthless, but he’s glad he gave it a second look.

The error would have cost him $100,000.

“That’s why I always look twice,” he said. “You might miss it.”

As of this release, three top prizes of $100,000 remain in the Hit $100,000 game. Odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 480,000.

For selling the claimed ticket, Stop N Shop in Columbia received a commission of $1,000.

Also, remember to sign the back of your ticket!

For this fiscal year, the lottery has transferred just over $10 million in unclaimed prizes to the state. The funds are designated for new school buses and for the prevention and treatment of gambling disorders.

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