Pee Dee woman thought she won $1,000 in lottery; prize was actually $100K
MULLINS, S.C. (WMBF) – A lottery player in Mullins won a bigger prize than she originally thought.
According to information from the South Carolina Education Lottery, she initially thought she won $1,000 playing Lady Jumbo Bucks Crossword.
Her son looked at the ticket and said she won $100,000.
“I was ecstatic,” the mother told lottery officials.
The winner said her son asked to see what a $1,000 winning ticket looked like, and she obliged, handing over her scratch-off, a press release stated.
He recognized her prize was 100 times bigger and pointed out the $100,000 prize for matching 11 words on her crossword-style ticket.
The Lady Jumbo Bucks Crossword ticket that she paid $3 for at Lotto Palace at 526 S. Park St. in Mullins was the last top prize winner in the game. Odds of her finding it were 1 in 600,000, lottery officials said.
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