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Iraq Veteran “Taking Care of Mom” with $1 MILLION Lottery Win
10/30/2014 11:25:06 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (October 30, 2014) – A Charleston man was fixing lunch when he got a call from the South Carolina Education Lottery yesterday saying he won $1 MILLION.

When he hung up the phone, he turned off the stove and called his mom.

“We need to talk,” he said.

The Iraqi veteran entered about five or so non-winning tickets in the Lottery’s Millionaire Madness Second-Chance Drawing and then completely forgot about them. One of those tickets was selected from more than 525,000 entries received to win the $1 million prize.

“I thought it was a practical joke,” he said, until he checked the Lottery’s website and saw the winner was from Charleston and the number that called him was registered to the Lottery.

The mother and son stayed up all night talking about the win and their plans for the prize money.

“I’m going to take care of my mom,” the son told lottery officials today.

He’s buying her a new home and a new car.

“I love my son,” the proud mother said. “He’s my best friend.”

When asked if he felt like a millionaire the winner said, “Yes,” and high-fived Mom.

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