Upstate SC dad wins $300,000 lottery prize, shares with children


A South Carolina man gained a $300,000 prime prize after utilizing his son’s birthday to select his lottery ticket.

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A South Carolina man gained large after utilizing a easy technique to select his lottery ticket, however he gained’t preserve the prize to himself.

The person, from upstate, picked his lottery ticket from the quantity 18 slot after his son’s birthday, in keeping with South Carolina lottery officers — and it paid off.

When he completed scratching his ticket, the person realized he had gained $300,000.

“I scratched the ticket, appeared down and thought ‘Whoa,’” he mentioned, in keeping with a information launch from the South Carolina Schooling Lottery. “I used to be amazed.”

The person mentioned he wouldn’t have gained if it weren’t for his kids, so he determined to share the lottery prize with them.

They couldn’t consider it once they heard the prize was theirs, lottery officers mentioned.

“After I instructed them, they have been like ‘What? Are you kidding?’” the daddy mentioned, in keeping with the discharge.

The dad mentioned he’ll preserve enjoying the lottery.

The percentages of profitable the highest prize on the $300 Grand recreation are 1 in 900,000, lottery officers mentioned.

Rainbow Nook, a retailer in Boiling Springs, will obtain $3,000 for promoting the profitable ticket.

Cassandre Coyer is a McClatchy Nationwide Actual-Time Reporter overlaying the southeast whereas based mostly in Washington D.C. She’s an alumna of Emerson School in Boston and joined McClatchy in 2022. Beforehand, she’s written for The Christian Science Monitor, RVA Magazine, The Untitled Journal, and extra.

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