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“I thought my heart was going to explode,” says lottery winner.
12/19/2017 11:32:12 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (December 19, 2017) – Winning the Lottery was a heart stopping experience for a husband and wife in Cassatt.

“I thought my heart was going to explode,” said the wife, who scratched off the $300,000 win on a Mighty Jumbo Bucks ticket bought at the Lucknow Mini Mart in Bishopville.

Then she told her husband.

“He about had a heart attack,” she said.

Having cashed in the winning ticket, the surprised couple plans to relax at home, where they will start some home improvement projects right away.

Three top prizes of $300,000 remain in the $10 Mighty Jumbo Bucks game, at odds of 1 in 750,000.

For selling the claimed ticket, Lucknow Mini Mart in Bishopville received a commission of $3,000.

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