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Sweet Dreams for Greenwood $1 Million Winner
3/15/2018 9:11:54 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (March 15, 2018) – A Greenwood woman literally slept on a million dollars this week.

Under her pillow rested a $1 million winning lottery ticket.

“And I slept good,” the millionaire said.

The winner, who asked not to be identified, cashed in her ticket yesterday. She told lottery officials she dropped by the Quick Pantry #26 on E. Durst Ave. in Greenwood to try her luck. She picked out the Lottery’s new Extreme Millions ticket and scratched it when she got home.

“I went crazy,” she said when she saw the $1 million prize. She says at first she sat staring at the ticket but then got up and ran through the house screaming. She even cried.

But after a good night’s sleep, she awoke to her dreams come true.

“I’m buying a new car, a house and I’m going to invest the rest,” she said.

The Greenwood winner overcame odds of 1 in 1.6 million to win the first top prize in the $10 Extreme Millions game.

And Quick Pantry #26 won too, the retailer received a commission of $10,000 for selling the claimed ticket.

Extreme Millions tickets went on sale this week. Players can enter their non-winning tickets into a second-chance drawing for a chance to win an additional $1 million prize. For complete details on the Extreme Millions Second-Chance Drawing, please visit sceducationlottery.com.

Since the start of the Lottery in 2002, more than 1.8 million college scholarships and grants have been awarded to South Carolina’s students. In all, more than $4.8 BILLION has been transferred to support educational programs in the Palmetto State.

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