Valentine's Day Gifts Turn into $200K Lottery Winnings

A beach home is on the horizon for the winning couple.

Elgin, SC (WLTX) - Perhaps a lesson in never forgetting that Valentine's Day gift? A stop for flowers and card turned into major winnings for one Elgin couple.

He ran into the Food Lion on Main Street to pick up a a couple gifts for his Valentine, and decided to buy a lottery ticket as well. That Palmetto Cash 5 ticket turned into $200,000 winning.

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His joking nature preceded him, because wife didn't buy the story.

"He's such a jokester," his wife said.

The couple plans to buy a beach home with the prize.

For spending the extra $1 on Power-Up, his $100,000 prize was doubled when the 2x multiplies was drawn. Food Lion #2629 in Elgin received a $2,000 commission for selling the ticket.