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“I’ve never been that lucky,” says $300,000 Winner

3/2/2021 4:01:15 PM

COLUMBIA, SC (March 3, 2021) – No. 36 is a Columbia lottery player’s new lucky number.

“I’ll never forget that number,” the player confessed to lottery officials after matching “36” to win $300,000 on a South Carolina Education Lottery scratch-off.

He says he paid $10 for the Go Green ticket at the Express Lotto at 1900 Bush River Rd. in Columbia. He took the ticket home to scratch and was glad he was sitting down when he saw how much he’d won.

“I had to look at it five times,” he said describing the win. “I’ve never been that lucky.”

The winner overcame odds of 1 in 780,000 to win $300,000 in the $10 Go Green game. Three top prizes remain.

Express Lotto in Columbia received a commission of $3,000 for selling the claimed ticket.

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