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SC man wins a $300,000 lottery ticket on his way to work

The man took the ticket back inside the store, and the clerk confirmed his six-figure win. Then he went to work.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — On his way to work, a South Carolina man decided to play the lottery and got paid $300,000.

“It was awesome,” he said of the win.

According to the South Carolina Education Lottery, the man said he stopped at the VIMLA Inc. convenience store at 1791 Asheville Highway in Spartanburg to get something to drink and a lottery ticket. He said he scratched the ticket in his car in the store’s parking lot and couldn’t believe the result. 

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He took the ticket back inside the store, and the clerk confirmed his six-figure win. Then he went to work.

“I still went to work that day and the next day too,” he laughed. “It’s not enough to retire.”

But he admits the prize money has gotten him closer to that day. The winner overcame odds of 1 in 900,000 to leave five top prizes of $300,000 remaining in the Money Bag Bonus ticket.

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