COLUMBIA, SC (WMBF) – Newlyweds from Florence won $250,000 from the South Carolina Education Lottery after purchasing a ticket from Sav Way on Cherokee Road in Florence.
The wife said, "It's a great start to marriage."
Her husband surprised her with the winning ticket, when he returned home from work. The wife spent the evening brainstorming, with her visiting family members from out-of-town, about all the ways they could spend a quarter of a million dollars.
The couple decided to use the winnings to pay off their students loans.
"All of our problems are solved," the husband said.
Sav Way in Florence received a $2,500 commission for selling the claimed ticket. The Big Cash game has three top prizes of $250,000 remaining, with odds of 1 in 696,000.