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Two Saluda Lottery Players Win $200,000
2/20/2015 10:24:38 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (February 20, 2015) – Saluda is home to two new lottery winners.

Last Friday, each cashed in tickets worth $200,000, one purchased his ticket locally and the other bought his ticket in Columbia.

This marks the first significant win for the Tire and Oil Company Inc. on S. Main St. in Saluda. Established in 1957, the family-owned business is proud one of its regular customers won $200,000 on a Stacks of Green scratch-off.

Manager Linda Tuttle says the win has generated buzz around town.

“People think, ‘Yeah, they have winning tickets,’” said Tuttle, anticipating more customers stopping in to take a chance on a lottery ticket.

As for the winner, he’s asked for privacy.

As did Saluda’s second $200,000 winner, who revealed he spent a sleepless night before cashing in the winning Grand Reserve ticket he purchased in Columbia from the Food Fare on Garners Ferry Rd.

“I slept like a baby with the winnings in the bank,” he admitted.

He shared his plans, saying first he will tithe to the church and then pay off his house.

Two top prizes of $200,000 remain in the $10 Grand Reserve game and the $10 Stacks of Green game. Odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 600,000 for both games.

For selling the claimed tickets, Tire and Oil Company Inc. and Food Fare received a $2,000 commission.

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