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Lowcountry Lottery Player’s Intuition Worth $1 Million
1/4/2019 9:02:42 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (January 4, 2019) – Going to the store late on New Year’s Day was the last thing a Moncks Corner man felt like doing, but he says he had a feeling he should get up and go buy a Mega Millions® ticket. He’s glad he did.

The next morning, he opened his newspaper to the lottery results and realized the ticket he almost didn’t buy won him $1 MILLION.

“Am I still asleep?” he wondered.

He called his wife over and the two took turns calling out the winning numbers for the Mega Millions® drawing on Tuesday, January 1. The first five numbers quick picked on their ticket were a perfect match (34, 44, 57, 62, 70 and MB: 14).

“I called the Lottery next,” he said, and the results were the same.

“I was surprised when he left the house to go buy a ticket,” the winner’s wife told lottery officials yesterday. “It still hasn’t sunk in.”

The ticket overcame odds of 1 in 12.6 million to win $1 million.

Had the millionaire spent the extra $1 for the Megaplier, his prize would have been multiplied four times to $4 million.

“I’m fine with $1 million,” his wife said.

“I’m spending the extra $1 next time,” he said.

For selling the claimed ticket, Circle K #2723880 in Moncks Corner received a commission of $10,000.

The Mega Millions® jackpot for tonight’s drawing is an estimated $40 million.

Good luck, South Carolina!


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