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Lottery Winner Headed Back to Class
8/11/2015 10:37:56 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (August 11, 2015) – A Marion lottery winner will be among those headed back to class.

A few credits shy of graduation, a $100,000 win will go a long way towards helping her earn her degree.

“My prayers were answered,” the winner told lottery officials on Monday when claimed the first top prize in the Lottery’s new $5 Double Sided Dollar$ game.

She described sitting at the kitchen table scratching the ticket. She didn’t win anything on the front of the ticket, so she flipped the Double Sided Dollar$ card over and scratched the back, a feature unique to this game. The first number on the ticket back won her $100,000.

Deciding how to spend the prize money was easy for her.

“I love going to school,” she said.

Four top prizes of $100,000 remain in the $5 Double Sided Dollar$ game, at odds of 1 in 480,000.

For selling the claimed ticket, The Trading Post in Lake View received a commission of $1,000.

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