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Top Lottery Seller in Gaffney Earns “Lucky Store” Status
3/24/2016 10:07:04 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (March 24, 2016) – Lottery players looking to win big in Gaffney are flocking to one particular spot.

JPS Corner Stop at 500 N. Logan St. has achieved “lucky store” status since selling a top prize winning ticket worth $250,000 last month.

Owner Jay Patel says customers are waiting in line to try their luck at the family business he’s owned and operated for 16 years with his wife Pooja.

“It’s crazy,” Patel said. “Yeah, we’re selling more tickets. We are a lucky store.”

Patel says the quarter-of-a-million dollar winner is a regular, who did not wish to be named, but is still coming in to buy tickets.

For this small mom and pop retailer in downtown Gaffney the recent notoriety is a culmination of years of hard work. JPS Corner Stop has steadily worked their way up to be the number one lottery retailer in Cherokee County. This past year they sold more than $1 million in lottery tickets.

Their customers will tell you it’s the couple’s generosity and good nature that’s won them over.

“Our customers are happy, and we’re just excited to be where we are at,” said Patel.

The odds of winning $250,000 playing $250,000 Payday are 1 in 696,000. With all top prizes won, the game is no longer available for sale.

For selling the claimed ticket, JPS Corner Stop in Gaffney received a commission of $2,500.

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Caption: JPS Corner Stop owners Pooja and Jay Patel are pictured showing off the sign advertising their store sold a $250,000 winning ticket. The small mom and pop retailer near downtown Gaffney is the top seller of lottery tickets in Cherokee County.

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