MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) – A Hanahan man told the South Carolina
Lottery Commission that he's bought his last lottery ticket after winning
$125,000 on a $5 scratch-off ticket this week.
"I've been playing forever," said the husband, who said his patience
was rewarded on a Giant Jumbo
Bucks ticket he bought at the Circle K on Meeting Street in downtown Charleston
on his way home from work.
The odds of him winning that prize were close to 1 in a
million, according to the lottery commission.
"When it happened, I called my wife and asked her if she was
sitting down," the husband said. "She thought I was lying when I told her
that I'd won."
When he showed his wife the scratch-off with the words
"JUMBO" and "$25,000" printed five times on the ticket, she did the math and
knew $125,000 was theirs.
The lucky couple went out to dinner to celebrate the
unexpected surprise. Now they'll pay off their debts.
There is one more $125,000 winning ticket for the Giant
Jumbo Bucks game.
For selling the claimed ticket, Circle K Stores #5124 in
Charleston received a commission of $1,250.