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Columbia Man Cashes in Ticket worth $25,000 a Year for LIFE
8/2/2017 12:49:46 PM

COLUMBIA, SC (August 2, 2017) – A Columbia man went to work yesterday with a smile on his face and a winning lottery ticket in his back pocket.

In Monday night’s Lucky for Life drawing, the ticket won him $25,000 a year for LIFE.

The winner kept the win a secret at work, only his parents know he won.

“I haven’t slept much,” he told lottery officials when he cashed in the winning ticket. “I’m still running on adrenaline.”

The winner chose the one-time cash payment of $390,000 over the $25,000 a year for LIFE prize.

He purchased the ticket at the AM PM Food Mart on Percival Rd. in Columbia. He matched the first five numbers drawn 7, 14, 22, 23, and 44 but missed the Lucky Ball number “5” in the Monday, July 31 drawing.

The odds of winning $25,000 a year for life are 1 in 1,813,028.

For selling the winning Lucky for Life ticket, the AM PM Food Mart in Columbia received a $3,900 commission once it was claimed.

Lucky for Life is a multi-state game offered in 24 jurisdictions. Tickets cost $2 with drawings on Mondays and Thursdays. In addition to the $25,000 a year for life prize, players can also win $1,000 a day for life.


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