Two area residents walked away with $200,000 each after recently buying winning lottery tickets.
A Charleston woman decided to hang onto a ticket she thought was a loser, but it turned out the ticket actually was worth $200,000, according to Holli Armstrong, spokeswoman for the South Carolina Education Lottery.
It wasn’t until she got home that she realized she was mistaken about the $10 Platinum Payout 25X scratch-off she had purchased this month from the Northbridge Exxon on Sam Rittenberg Boulevard.
That second look is erasing her car payment and then some, Armstrong said.
For selling the claimed ticket, Northbridge Exxon in Charleston received a commission of $2,000.
A Walterboro man also scored $200,000 after his nephew scratched his Red Hot Cash ticket while the two were traveling Interstate 26 together after Thanksgiving, Armstrong said.
The uncle pulled off the road when his nephew handed him the ticket. At first it looked to him like he won $2,000. After realizing it was actually $200,000, the uncle decided to buy his nephew a new truck to reward him for the lucky scratch, Armstrong said.
For selling the claimed ticket, Kangaroo Express #3441 in Prosperity received a commission of $2,000, Armstrong said.
Neither winner wished to be identified, lottery officials said.