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Upstate Man Plays the Lottery in Laurens and Wins $200,000

COLUMBIA, SC (June 16, 2022) – An Upstate man was glad he was lying down when he scratched a lottery ticket and won $200,000.

“I just laid there,” he told South Carolina Education Lottery officials when he saw a six-figure payday was his.

He was overcome by the win and thoughts of how he almost didn’t buy the $5 scratch-off at the Store #105 on 502 N. Harper St. in Laurens.

“I was going home,” he said. “Then I changed my mind and stopped at the store.”

That decision to stop and play the Lottery won him the first top prize of $200,000 in the Carolina Gold 50X game.

“It’s a blessing,” he said.

The winner overcame odds of 1 in 750,000 to leave three top prizes remaining in the game.

Store #105 in Laurens received a commission of $2,000 for selling the claimed ticket.

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