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Columbia Bachelor Toying with How to Spend $1 Million
4/29/2015 9:40:22 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (April 29, 2015) – A Columbia bachelor doesn’t know how he’s going to spend his $1 million Mega Millions® win, but boy is he going to have fun figuring it out.

A fancy new car, a bigger home, and a worry-free retirement are all possibilities.

“I still can’t believe it,” the winner said. “I’m stunned.”

Sunday, the retiree was checking a stack of lottery tickets online, crumpling up and throwing away non-winners as he went, when he stumbled upon a keeper.

“I saw one, two, three and then five numbers match,” he said. “I put the ticket down and came back a half hour later and checked the numbers again.”

Sure enough, a $1 Mega Millions® ticket from the Eagle Express on Airport Blvd. in West Columbia matched the first five numbers (31, 33, 35, 41, and 69) but missed the Megaball® number (11) drawn on Tuesday, April 21 to win $1 million.

Had the player spent the extra $1 for the Megaplier®, his ticket would have been worth $5 million.

But at odds of 1 in 18 million, he has no regrets.

“I’m happy with what I’ve got,” the millionaire said.

For selling the claimed ticket, Eagle Express in West Columbia received a commission of $10,000.

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