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Winning Weekend Leaves York Couple Debt Free
8/16/2013 9:32:29 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (August 16, 2013) – Would you believe a man from York won both the South Carolina and North Carolina lotteries last weekend?

Saturday he won $1,000 in North Carolina and on Sunday scratched a ticket in the Palmetto State to win $100,000.

What’s even odder is that his wife put the $100,000 winning ticket in the freezer.

“I didn’t think anybody would look for it there,” she confessed. “And it would stay cool if the house were to catch fire.”

While the ticket that will pay off all their debts thawed in the car on the way to Columbia to cash it in, they stopped and bought another ticket to win $55.

The husband told South Carolina Education Lottery officials he’s buying a Powerball® ticket before his luck runs out.

As of this release, four top prizes of $100,000 remain in the $5 Strike It Rich game. Odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 480,000.

For selling the claimed ticket, Murphy Express #8698 in York received a commission of $1,000.

To date, lottery play has resulted in more than $3.1 BILLION transferred to support education.

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