A South Carolina Education Lottery news release states that a Carolina Forest resident won $200,000 in this week’s drawing.
The woman purchased two scratch-off tickets at Lowes Foods on Fresh Drive and scratched both of them at home.
“I rarely buy tickets,” the winner said in a statement.
She asked her husband to sit down before telling him they won $200,000, the release reads. Her husband asked, “are you kidding me?”
The couple say they plan to invest their winnings.
This is the second big Carolina Forest winner in the lottery in the past 30 days. A shopper at the The Plaza at Carolina Forest Kroger grocery store purchased a $1 million lotto ticket in late October.
The South Carolina Education Lottery began in 2002. South Carolina is a member of the Multi-State Lottery Association, best known for Powerball. Like most US lotteries, on January 31, 2010, it participated in the cross-sell lottery expansion, adding Mega Millions.
The education lottery asks that all residents play wisely.
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