Lottery player strikes it rich in Aiken

  • Posted: Saturday, March 2, 2013 12:09 a.m.
    UPDATED: Saturday, March 2, 2013 9:44 a.m.

An Aiken woman is $100,000 richer after playing the S.C. Education Lottery this week.

The woman, who asked not to be identified, said something told her to go out and buy a Carolina Riches 10th Edition ticket. When the first retailer she stopped at didn’t have one, she found what she was looking for at the Four Seasons Service #108 on Whiskey road.

Her children are convinced the win is a sign good deeds are rewarded.

“She does a lot of good for people, a lot of good,” her son said, describing how his mom always helps those in her community that need it most.

“I’d rather help people than hurt them,” the winner said.

She’s not keeping the prize money.

“I’m giving it to my kids,” she said. “I really am lucky.”

As of press time, one top prize of $100,000 remains in the $5 Carolina Riches 10th Edition game. Odds of winning the top prize are one in 480,000.

For selling the claimed ticket, Four Seasons Service #108 in Aiken received a commission of $1,000.

To date, lottery play has resulted in $3 billion transferred to support education, according to the state lottery.

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