About the Lottery - Employment Opportunities
News
[Back to News Articles]        
Sweet Dreams for a Greenwood Lottery Winner
10/30/2018 11:23:51 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (October 30, 2018) After cashing in a winning lottery ticket this week, a Greenwood man went home to take a nap.

Winning $250,000 is exhausting.

Are my eyes red? he asked lottery officials when he turned in his winning ticket. Ive only had two hours of sleep.

He says he spent a sleepless night with his top prize winning Emerald Green 10s scratch-off folded by his side, and throughout the night he unfolded the ticket to make sure he really won.

Ive never seen that amount of money in my life, he said.

After he rests up, the winner says he plans to start looking for a new house.

I still dont believe it, he said.

The Greenwood player won on the $10 Emerald Green 10s game. Two top prizes of $250,000 remain in the game at odds of 1 in 660,000.

For selling the claimed ticket, Quick Pantry in Greenwood received a commission of $2,500.

# # #


[Back to News Articles]        
Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of all information contained on this site. This site, however, is not the final authority on games, winning numbers, or other information. All winning tickets must be validated by the SCEL before prizes will be paid. You must be 18 years of age or older to play the games of the South Carolina Education Lottery. Our site is constantly updated with new information. Please check back often.
© Copyright 2005, South Carolina Education Lottery. All rights reserved.