‘I freaked out,’ Man wins $300,000 from $10 lottery ticket while visiting friends out of state
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WHNS/Gray News) - A Georgia man is celebrating his visit to South Carolina after the lottery ticket he happened to buy won him $300,000.
The South Carolina Education Lottery announced the Atlanta native won the prize while visiting friends.
The winner said he stopped at the Lil Cricket in Spartanburg to buy a bottle of water and a $10 lottery ticket, WHNS reports.
According to the winner, he “freaked out” when he saw that he won.
“I ran back in the store and gave the clerk a hug,” the unnamed winner said.
He told lottery officials that his first purchase was a new car for his next trip to South Carolina.
“I’m extremely happy,” he said. “I’ll definitely visit South Carolina more.”
The Lil Cricket store received a commission of $3,000 for selling the claimed ticket.
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