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Irmo $1 Million Lottery Winner to Start His Own Business
8/15/2017 11:55:27 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (August 15, 2017) – Add an Irmo man to the list of South Carolina Education Lottery millionaires.

The young construction worker won the prize in Round O, SC, a small town nestled between Walterboro and Cottageville.

Hungry, he and another friend working construction near Round O stopped at the Circle K #2723876 on Ace Basin Pkwy. for a bucket of chicken. That’s where he played the Lottery.

“I won $1 million!” he shouted after he finished scratching off a Platinum Millionaire ticket.

“I wouldn’t have believe it if I hadn’t have been there to see it,” his friend said.

The winner’s friends and mom joined him at the Lottery’s Columbia Claims Center yesterday to cash in the million-dollar winning ticket.

“His life has changed forever,” his mom said choking back tears. “This couldn’t have happened to a better person or a harder worker.”

The winner has dreamed of starting his own business, and now he can.

“I’m overwhelmed,” the millionaire said hugging his mom.

Two $1 million top prizes remain in the Platinum Millionaire game with odds of 1 in 1.6 million.

Circle K won too. The retailer received a commission of $10,000 for selling the claimed ticket.
Players can enter non-winning Platinum Millionaire tickets into a final drawing to award an additional $1 million prize. The draw date has yet to be announced. For updates and details, visit sceducationlottery.com.

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