After 16 years of playing the lottery, a Columbia man has finally walked out with a winning ticket, according to a statement from the South Carolina Education Lottery.
A $125,000 Quick $250 game ticket was sold at J and S Food Mart #8 in Columbia, according to the statement.
The winner suspected the ticket he purchased was unlucky because it was the first one on the roll, according to the statement. But the 1 in 480,000 odds turned in his favor.
“I was shocked,” he said, according to the statement. “I’ve never had this kind of money.”
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His wife added that the couple will continue to be just as happy as they were before winning.
“... it will be nice to have a little extra money,” she said.