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Bennettsville man calls mom after winning $125K in lottery

Source: SC Education Lottery
Source: SC Education Lottery
Published: May. 26, 2021 at 10:51 AM EDT
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BENNETTSVILLE, S.C. (WMBF) – A Pee Dee lottery winner’s first call after winning $125,000 was to his mom, according to the South Carolina Education Lottery.

“Get your bills in order, Mom. I’m taking care of them,” he told her.

According to a press release, the son said he was filling up his car at the Nanba LLC at 5167 Hwy. 38 N. in Bennettsville when he decided to buy a lottery ticket.

He scratched the ticket in the parking lot and won the last top prize of $125,000 in the Lots of Cash game, lottery officials said.

He drove to Columbia to cash in the winning ticket at the lottery’s claims center. A few days later the lottery caught up with the winner, who had kept his promise to his mom and was enjoying the winnings.

“I’ve bought a new car,” he said.

Nanba LLC in Bennettsville received a commission of $1,250 for selling the claimed ticket, according to the press release.

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