Irmo Hairdresser Wins $1 Million

Irmo, SC (WLTX) An Irmo hairdresser got the call of a lifetime Thursday afternoon while cutting hair.

The phone call made Crystal Kendrick cry.

On the other end was the South Carolina Lottery telling her that she had won the $1 million prize in the lottery's 'Money Millionaire Second Chance drawing. A non-winning lottery ticket that she entered online was selected from more than 1.1 million entries to win.

The customer in her chair overhead the conversation and was the first one to congratulate the lottery's newest millionaire. It wasn't long before the whole salon knew.

"It still hasn't sunk in," Kendrick told lottery officials.

She called her husband at work and told him she won.

He thought she was kidding.

When she repeated it for the fourth or fifth time, she said, he finally believed her.

A coworker drove Kendrick to the lottery office to meet her husband and collect her check for $680,000 after taxes.

"I'm going back to work," she said. "I've got customers this afternoon."

And she's not quitting her job.

"I love doing hair," she said.

This win marks Irmo's second millionaire in two months. A man from Irmo won $1 million playing Millionaire Madness, a $10 scratch-off ticket in March, he declined to release his name.


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