Two Summerville Players Win $350,005 Friday

June 17, 2013 – Two big-winner tickets were sold last week at South Carolina Lottery retailers less than ten miles apart.  One ticket won $100,000 and the other won $250,000.

Neither winner wished to release their name, but both Summerville men had stories for the South Carolina Lottery.

The man who won $250,000 stopped in at an EZ Stop store while on his lunch break and bought a $10 Big Money scratch-off ticket.

He told Lottery officials that when he got back to work and realized he’d won, he suddenly lost his appetite and threw his McDonald’s take-out into the trash.

“I don’t play to lose, I play to win,” he added.

The second winner, who won a total of $100,005 from scratch-offs, told the Lottery he’s a big racing fan.  That’s why he bought theFAN-tastic scratch-offs that won him his prize.

After breaking even on the first $5 ticket, he scratched off the second FAN-tastic ticket to find out he’d won $100,000.

“I don’t show a lot of excitement,” he said.  “But winning is kind of fun.”

Both men told the Lottery they’d be paying off their homes, and the retailers – EZ Stop and Oakbrook Express stores in Summerville – will each recieve a 1 percent commission for selling the grand prize winners.

Summerville is a city of about 50,000 people, and is about an hour-and-a-half drive from the South Carolina Lottery claims office in Columbia, S.C.

Powered By DT Author Box

Written by Matt Isaacs

Matt is the Editorial Manager for the LotteryHUB News Team. Matt graduated from Rutgers University’s School of Journalism and Media Studies in May 2013