Columbia woman wins $250,000 in lottery using ‘Eeny-Meeny-Miny-Moe’

A Columbia woman won $250,000 in the lottery using a popular children’s counting rhyme to select the ticket.

The $250,000 prize was won at the Murphy USA store located at 10058 Two Notch Road in Columbia, the S.C. Education Lottery said in a release Tuesday.

The winner used “Eeny-Meeny-Miny-Moe” to select which ticket she purchased, eventually selecting a $10 Towering 10s ticket, according to the release.

“I have the worst luck, but maybe that’s changed,” said the winner, who is not being identified.

Another $250,000 top prize remains in the Towering 10s game, according to the lottery. The odds of winning are one in 660,000.

Teddy Kulmala covers breaking news for The State and covered crime and courts for seven years in Columbia, Rock Hill, Aiken and Lumberton, N.C. He graduated from Clemson University and grew up in Barnwell County.