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Greer Man Back at Work after $1 Million Win
9/1/2016 9:19:24 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (September 1, 2016) – Patrick Wesley’s back at work today, one day after winning $1 million on a South Carolina Education Lottery ticket.

“It was pure luck,” he said of the big win.

He told lottery officials on his way into work yesterday he stopped at the Scotchman on Line St. and paid $10 for a Black Ice Millions ticket. On a break at the carpentry shop where he works, he scratched off the $1 million prize.

“I screamed,” he said, loud enough for everyone at work to hear.

He left work with the ticket and drove straight to Columbia to cash it in.

“This is a life changer,” he said, beginning with a new house.

The Greer winner claimed the first top prize of $1 million in the $10 Black Ice Millions game at odds of 1 in 1.6 million. Two more top prizes remain in the game.

Players can also enter non-winning Black Ice Millions tickets by mail or online at sclottery.com for another chance to win $1 million in a second-chance drawing. The odds of winning in the second-chance drawing depend on the number of entries received.

For selling the claimed ticket, Scotchman 3859 in Greer received a commission of $10,000.

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