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North Augusta Man’s Hobby Wins Him $200,000
10/8/2014 9:42:12 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (October 8, 2014) – Playing the Lottery is a hobby for a North Augusta retiree. This week his hobby paid off.

A $10 scratch-off he purchased at the Kangaroo Express #3245 on Edgefield Dr. in the town of Belvedere won him $200,000.

And he wasn’t taking any chances with the winning ticket. He slept with a gun on top of it.

“My stomach’s been in knots,” he told lottery officials when he cashed in the Money Money Money scratch-off yesterday.

“I feel better already,” he said.

He excitedly spoke of paying off his house and giving 10 percent to his church.

“Twice a week I’ll go to the store and buy a newspaper, a cup of coffee, and some scratch-offs,” he said. “That’s not changing.”

As of this release, one top prize of $200,000 remains in the $10 Money Money Money game. The odds of winning $200,000 are 1 in 600,000.

For selling the claimed ticket, Kangaroo Express #3245 in Belvedere received a $2,000 commission.

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