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Stack of Old Tickets Holds $100,000 Win for Surfside Beach Woman
3/19/2015 12:44:31 PM

COLUMBIA, SC (March 19, 2015) In a stack of old lottery tickets, a Surfside Beach woman found a $100,000 winner.

I had the tickets in my purse with some coupons, she said of the surprise find.

She checked all of the tickets at once at a local retailer, discovering a Palmetto Cash 5 quick pick from the Murphy Express #8632 on Hwy. 17 in Surfside Beach for the February 11 drawing was a perfect match (9, 14, 23, 26 and 35).

She drove straight home to deliver the good news to her husband.

I thought he was having a heart attack, she said.

No heart attack for her, I felt pretty dawg gone good, she said.

Odds of winning $100,000 playing Palmetto Cash 5 are 1 in 501,942.

For selling the claimed ticket, Murphy Express #8632 in Surfside Beach received a commission of $1,000.

To date, lottery play has resulted in more than $3.6 billion transferred to support education.

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