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Sumter Man’s Bet on Family Birth Dates Wins $300,000
2/24/2017 8:47:24 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (February 24, 2017) – A combination of family birth dates won a Sumter man $300,000 this week.

The winner has his wife to thank for the win in Sunday’s Palmetto Cash 5 drawing. Five numbers he’s played for a decade were drawn (9, 12, 14, 25, and 30).

“If it wasn’t for her, I wouldn’t have played that day,” he said. “I was busy, and she put my numbers in for me.”

The couple is paying off their house and keeping the win quiet, the kids don’t even know.

“Me and my wife are going to enjoy it,” the winner said.

Spending the extra $1 for Power-Up multiplied his $100,000 prize to $300,000 when a “3” was drawn.

The odds of winning $300,000 playing Palmetto Cash 5 are 1 in 1,606,214.

Now that the prize is paid, Shiv Food Mart in Columbia received a $3,000 commission.

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