On Monday a Little River man discovered he held a $100,000-winning Powerball ticket. The next day he checked a second ticket and learned he won another $100,000.
His wife didn’t believe him when he told her about the first prize-winning ticket, according to a news release from South Carolina Education Lottery.
“You’re lying,” she said.
“No, I’ve got five of these six numbers,” he said showing her the Powerball® ticket.
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The winning man waited until the couple was en route to the Lottery’s Claims Center in Columbia to tell her about the additional win, the release states.
“Wouldn’t it be great if we know the other people that won,” she said.
“You’re looking at that winner,” he said with a laugh. “The other ticket’s on the dash.”
So far, the winning couple doesn’t have big plans for their $200,000 win, but ideas are swirling.
“I’ve always wanted a little boat,” said the man’s wife.
The winning tickets were both purchased at the Food Lion, number 2112, on S.C. 9 in Longs for last Saturday’s $447 million Powerball jackpot drawing. The Little River winner missed the jackpot prize by one number, but was thrilled to win $200,000 from a number combination he said he’s played for years.
The winning Powerball® numbers for June 10 were 20, 26, 32, 38, 58 and Powerball®: 3, and the odds of matching four white ball numbers and the red Powerball® number were 1 in 913,129, officials said.
For selling the claimed tickets, Food Lion in Longs received a $2,000 commission.