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Kingstree Man Scratches Off $100,000 Win with a Steak Knife
3/10/2015 9:01:21 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (March 10, 2015) – A Kingstree man says he’s bought his last lottery ticket, figuring he can’t beat a $100,000 win.

“That’s it for me,” he said.

He took one last chance at the Sav Way on N. Longstreet St. in Kingstree on a $5 Platinum Payout scratch-off. At midnight he remembered the ticket was out in his car and went to get it. Sitting at the kitchen table he scratched off a $100,000 win with a steak knife.

“I didn’t get any sleep after that,” he said.

At 2 a.m., he was ironing his clothes for the next day’s trip to Columbia to cash in his winnings.

“My wife and I sat up all night staring at the ceiling thinking of all the things we could do with the money,” he said.

Three top prizes of $100,000 remain in the Platinum Payout game. Odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 480,000.

For selling the claimed ticket, Sav Way in Kingstree received a commission of $1,000.

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