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|$75,000 Win Raises Winner’s Blood Pressure
7/30/2014 8:41:01 AM
COLUMBIA, SC (July 30, 2014) – A $75,000 lottery win had a Johnston woman reaching for her blood pressure medicine.
“I had to take an extra pill,” she said. “I was so excited and nervous.”
Her hands were shaking when she turned over the winning Heritage Classic Foundation scratch-off to lottery officials in Columbia.
“I’ve never won anything in my life,” she said.
But that changed when her husband gave her $5 to spend. She paid $3 for the winning Heritage ticket at the Kangaroo Express #3256 on Edgefield Rd. in North Augusta. She won enough to buy herself a new car and take her husband on a trip to the mountains.
“I don’t care for the beach,” she admitted.
So why buy a lottery ticket showcasing Hilton Head Island?
The store clerk picked the ticket for her.
All three top prizes of $75,000 to be won on the ticket have been claimed. Odds of winning the top prize were 1 in 520,000.
For selling the claimed ticket, Kangaroo Express #3256 in North Augusta received a commission of $750.
Players can continue entering non-winning Heritage Classic Foundation tickets online and by mail for a second-chance drawing to win $75,000.
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