About the Lottery - Employment Opportunities
News
[Back to News Articles]        
New Hampshire Tourist Wins $300,000 Instantly While Vacationing in Myrtle Beach
4/26/2019 11:05:03 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (April 26, 2019) – While visiting Myrtle Beach with his wife and one of their three daughters, New Hampshire resident David Cioto won $300,000 instantly!

“I scratched the ticket while we were out eating dinner, and I thought I’d won $300 by multiplying a $60 win five times,” explained Cioto. “I handed it to my wife who then scratched the ticket off a little more with her fingernail. She found out it was actually a $300,000 prize! We couldn’t believe it!”

The family came to the Lottery’s Columbia Claim Center to redeem their win right in the middle of their vacation. Now, they’re on their way home with a $300,000 souvenir.

“I sent a photo of the winning ticket to my coworkers back home,” Cioto said. “They were as shocked as we are.”

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

For selling the claimed ticket, Circle K #2723066 located in North Myrtle Beach received a commission of $3,000.

# # #


[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 2019, South Carolina Education Lottery. All rights reserved.