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Hartsville man wins $250,000 lottery ticket sold at Piggly Wiggly

Fitzgerald Peterson (Source: SC Education Lottery) Fitzgerald Peterson (Source: SC Education Lottery)

COLUMBIA, SC (WMBF) – Fitzgerald Peterson became a lucky man after purchasing a $250,000 lottery ticket at Piggly Wiggly on Monday.

Peterson told South Carolina Education Lottery officials, that he bought the $500 Frenzy winning ticket on Friday and left it in his car over the weekend. He said that he forgot about it until Monday morning.

"It was the best Monday ever," said Peterson. 

“I cried,” he said as he was telling his sister about his big win.

The winner said that he was picking up items for his brother at the store, when he bought the ticket.

Peterson plans on surprising his children by helping them with their college tuition.

Peterson isn’t the only one from Hartsville who has won the lottery in recent time. Back in June, a player won $1 million and another player from Hartsville won $300,000.

Currently, one top prize of $250,000 remains in the $500 Frenzy game, according to lottery officials. The odds of winning are 1 in 696,000.

Piggly Wiggly #35 will receive a commission of $2,500 for selling the claimed ticket.

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