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Sumter man takes chance on lottery crossword game, wins $100K

He said he had to have his wife check the ticket just to make sure.

SUMTER, S.C. — A Sumter man who loves puzzles might love them even more now after winning $100,000 on a South Carolina Education Lottery scratch-off ticket.

“I couldn’t believe it,” he said.  “I was hoping I’d win $500.”

The man, who didn't want to be identified, played the $3 crossword-style game called Lady Jumbo Bucks and won $100,000. The Lottery said that five top prizes of $100,000 still remain to be won. 

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The winner purchased the ticket from Quick Corner at 660 W. Liberty St. in Sumter and he made sure to have his wife take a look to be sure. 

 “I play just for fun, and I get more fun out of making my contribution to education,” the winner told lottery officials. 

For selling the claimed ticket, Quick Corner in Sumter earned a commission of $1,000.