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Taylors Woman Cashes in Lottery Win Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend
5/26/2017 4:51:11 PM

COLUMBIA, SC (May 26, 2017) – A Taylors woman wasn’t planning a trip to Columbia, but good fortune brought her to the Capital City today.

In last night’s Lucky for Life drawing, the combination of family birth dates she played won her $25,000 a year for LIFE.

“Traffic was terrible,” she told lottery officials when she arrived ahead of the Memorial Day weekend.

The winner chose the one-time cash payment of $390,000 over the $25,000 a year for LIFE prize.

“I’m shocked,” she said. “I’m just shocked right now.”

She purchased the ticket at the Piedmont Tecro Corner Mart #1 on East Wade Hampton Blvd. in Taylors. She matched the first five numbers drawn 3, 6, 14, 19, and 22 but missed the Lucky Ball number “15” in the Thursday, May 25 drawing.

As for her weekend plans, the winner and her husband aren’t planning a big celebration.

“We’re going to be cool like nothing has happened,” she said. “We’re not telling the kids.”

The odds of winning $25,000 a year for life are 1 in 1,813,028.

For selling the winning Lucky for Life ticket, the Piedmont Tecro Corner Mart #1 in Taylors received a $3,900 commission once it was claimed.

Lucky for Life is a multi-state game offered in 23 jurisdictions. Tickets cost $2 with drawings on Mondays and Thursdays. In addition to the $25,000 a year for life prize, players can also win $1,000 a day for life.

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