COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A Columbia couple is cashing in on a big win and defying odds after purchasing a $250,000 scratch-off lottery ticket.
The husband purchased the ticket from the SKS Mart Inc. on Decker Boulevard in Columbia. Full of excitement, the man immediately brought his ticket home to his wife.
“When I saw $250 and the zeros were still coming, I didn’t scratch anymore,” he told lottery officials in Columbia when he cashed in the ticket. “When I won, I could see all the things I’ve needed to get done, getting done.”
His wife was full of disbelief, initially asking if he had really just won $250,000.
The winner recalled, “'Did you just win $250,000?' she asked. His answer was, ‘Yes.’"
Four top prizes of $250,000 remain in the $10 Money Plus game, at odds of 1 in 660,000 of winning.
For selling the claimed ticket, SKS Mart Inc. in Columbia received a commission of $2,500.