MB teen wins $100,000 on scratch-off lottery ticket

Published: Apr. 10, 2012 at 3:11 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 13, 2012 at 7:59 PM EDT
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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) One teenager in Myrtle Beach is $100,000 richer Tuesday, thanks to a scratch off lottery ticket he purchased at the Sunhouse Petroleum in Conway.

Playing the $5 Triple the Money game, the Myrtle Beach teen is one of the $100,00o winner, and one of the tickets has not been claimed yet.

The first person to be told about his winnings, his mother. The teen asked his mom for a ride to Columbia to claim his prize winnings, and the pair left home at 5:30 a.m.

"Lucky me," the 18-year-old said. "I felt good when I bought that one."

If you're wondering what an 18-year-old boy plans to do with $100,000, he hasn't decided yet.

"I'm saving it," he said at first.

"I'll need the cash for school," he added.

"I don't have a car," he later mentioned to SC Education Lottery officials.

The odds of winning $100,000 from those scratch off tickets are 1 in 432,000.

Sunhouse Petroleum in Conway will receive a commission of $1,000 for selling the claimed ticket.

According to the South Carolina Education Lottery, more than one million college scholarships and grants have been awarded to South Carolina's students since the lottery began in 2002 and more than $2.7 billion has been transferred to support educational programs in the Palmetto State.

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