The odds of winning $150,000 in the South Carolina $150 Grand scratch-off lottery game is 1 in 480,000. A Columbia man beat those odds recently when he bought a ticket at the One Express gas station/convenience store on Rabon Road near Two Notch Road.
He told lottery officials that he was standing in the store when he discovered he had a winning ticket but he played it cool to keep his win a secret. He slipped the winning ticket in his pocket, left the store, went home and mowed his lawn.
The One Express that sold the ticket gets a commission of $1,500.