Was about time. South Carolina Education Lottery officials say that’s what a man from the Midlands said after he won a six-figure prize.
“It was my time to win,” the man said in a press statement. The man bought a lottery ticket in Lexington County and won $375,000, according to the statement.
The winner paid $10 at the Pitt Stop at 648 Columbia Ave. to buy the Mighty Jumbo Bucks ticket. The gas station and convenience shop is in Chapin, near Interstate 26 Exit 91.
Lottery workers said it wasn’t the first time the man had bought a $10 Mighty Jumbo Bucks scratch-off game, so he had to wait to play again.
Mighty Jumbo Bucks tickets had been sold out for a while, but when he saw that the shop had them again, he bought a scratcher.
The man said, “It was pretty exciting.” South Carolina is one of 11 states, along with Arizona, Delaware, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, New Jersey, North Dakota, Ohio, Texas, and Virginia, that let lotto winners stay anonymous. The winner will be able to keep some of their privacy.
The man didn’t say how he’ll spend his extra money, but the release says he did hint that he’ll take care of some things he’s been meaning to do. “It came at a great time,” said the man.
The press release said that the chances of winning the top prize in the Mighty Jumbo Bucks game were one in 960,000.
Lottery officials say that all eight tickets that won the top prize have been claimed. According to the release, the Pitt Stop shop got $3,750 for selling the ticket that was said to be the winner.