A Lexington couple who thought they had a dud of a lottery ticket is now $1 million richer.
A Lexington woman, who was unnamed, received an email saying she had won a $1 million grand prize in the Gold Millions Second-Chance Promotion for the S.C. Education Lottery, according to a news release from the lottery office.
The couple entered a non-winning Gold Millions ticket several months ago through the lottery’s Players’ Club. That entry was then selected as the winner Tuesday out of more than 622,000 entries.
She went with her husband to the S.C. Education Lottery claims center, though the couple was not sure they had won anything until the staff congratulated them, the release stated.
“It’s unreal,” the wife told lottery officials.
The husband joked he does what his wife tells him to, including buying her the occasional lottery ticket when she asks.
“Now I’m nervous,” he said.
The couple told lottery officials they may purchase a new home with the prize money.