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Olanta man wins $250,000 playing lottery at Florence convenience store

Source: SC Lottery Scholarships website Source: SC Lottery Scholarships website

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) – An Olanta man won $250,000 from a $10 Big Cash Lottery ticket he purchased from the Kalvin Kooner located at 1315 Pamplico Hwy. in Florence.

“I never thought this would happen to me,” the winner expressed. “I’m so happy.”

The man was on his way to work when he stopped to fill up his car with gasoline and decided to play the Lottery, according to a news release from the South Carolina Education Lottery.

After scratching the winning ticket, he went on to work and said he contemplated on spending the money by vacationing in the tropics or buying season tickets to watch the Gamecocks play. The winner also thought about investing his earnings, buying property and starting a college fund for his child, the release states.

The Kalvin Kooner store received a $2,500 commission for selling the claimed ticket.

Since the SCEL began on January 7, 2002, the SC Legislature has appropriated over $3.7 billion to a variety of educational programs in the state, according to the SCEL website.

Four top prizes of $250,000 remain in the Big Cash game and at odds of winning are 1 in 696,000, according to the SCEL.

For more information about the SCEL, visit http://www.sceducationlottery.com/default.aspx.

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