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Lowcountry Couple Still Playing Powerball® After Near Jackpot Miss

3/14/2024 3:35:02 PM

COLUMBIA, SC (March 14, 2024) A Lowcountry wife woke up to some good news.

“My husband, very nonchalantly, told me that we won $100,000,” she said.  “I screamed ‘What?’”

While she was sleeping, he checked the couple’s Powerball® ticket for the drawing on December 2. The quick pick they had bought at Sonny’s Citgo on Old Trolley Rd. in Summerville matched all but one number drawn (28, 35, 41, 47, 60 and PB: 3). The odds of that happening are nearly 1 in a million.

“I can’t believe it,” the wife told South Carolina Education Lottery officials.

And the couple is still trying their luck.

“We play every week,” they said.

For selling the claimed ticket, Sonny’s Citgo in Summerville received a commission of $1,000.

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