COLUMBIA, S.C. — A Midlands man's wallet is a lot heavier after playing the South Carolina Education Lottery.
After a few tough years a Midlands man says his luck changed when he played the Lottery at the Corner Pantry in Pelion and won $300,000.
The winner, who does not wish to be identified, stopped at the store on Pine St. and bought two scratch-offs winning $10. He says something told him to go back in the store and get another ticket.
That $10 ticket won him the six-figure payday.
“It was an emotional moment for me,” the winner described. “I didn’t feel like I deserved it. I am so grateful.”
As for his plans, the winner says he wants a normal life. “I’m the same person I was before I bought the ticket,” he said.
The Pelion player overcame odds of 1 in 900,000 to leave four top prizes of $300,000 remaining in the $10 Golden 10s game.
Corner Pantry #155 in Pelion received a commission of $3,000 for selling the claimed ticket.