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Boyfriend Picks Out a $250,000 Winning Ticket for His Lucky Lady

8/10/2020 9:41:01 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (August 10, 2020) – A Surfside Beach lottery player turned a $50 win into $250,000.

The winner told South Carolina Education Lottery officials that she asked her boyfriend to cash in a $50 winning ticket and buy her another one.

He left the Circle K on Hwy. 17 in Surfside Beach with a $10 King of Spades ticket for her and an energy drink for himself.

When he got home, it was her ticket and not the caffeine that gave him a jolt.

“Wow!” the winner said when she scratched off the quarter-of-a-million-dollar payday. “This has changed my life.”

The Surfside Beach player overcame odds of 1 in 936,000 to win $250,000 in the ($10) King of Spades game. One top prize remains in the game.

Circle K #2723062 in Surfside Beach received a commission of $2,500 for selling the claimed ticket.

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