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Player Almost Trashes $200,000 Winning Lottery Ticket

7/3/2024 11:59:15 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (July 3, 2024) – A Lowcountry man almost threw away a $200,000 winning lottery ticket.

He didn’t think he won anything on the $5 ticket he bought at the Speedway on Ladson Rd. in Ladson. Several days later he picked the ticket up to throw it out when a family member gave it another look. That’s when he learned he won a six-figure payday.

“Oh, wow,” was his response.

The winner, who does not wish to be identified, told lottery officials that he wasn’t completely convinced he won until lottery staff in Columbia verified the win and issued him a check.

“It was unbelievable,” he said.

He plans to invest the prize money.

The odds of winning $200,000 in the Emerald Green game are 1 in 960,000. No more top prizes remain in the game.

For selling the claimed ticket, Speedway #02861 in Ladson received a commission of $2,000.

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