ROCK HILL, SC (CN2 NEWS) – Many people stop for coffee each morning on their way to work. This time was no different for this Rockhillian except in his haste he also decided to buy a lottery ticket.
The South Carolina Educational Lottery has declared the scratch prize, The Big $Pin, purchased at the Gee Gees Food Store in Rock Hill a $300,000 winner! Not only did our winner win big, but also Gee Gees Food Store who received a $3,000 commission.
See press release below:
South Carolina Education Lottery
COLOMBIA, South Carolina (January 7, 2022) – Stopping for a cup of coffee paid off for a rock hill man. In addition to the coffee, he bought a lottery ticket which won him $300,000.
“Winning was pretty cool,” he said.
The winner told South Carolina Education Lottery officials that he got coffee and THE BIG $PIN ticket to Gee Gees Grocery Store on Saluda Street in rocky hill. In a hurry, he scratched off the barcode from the ticket and scanned it using the in-store ticket checker. When the message said “Claim the lottery”, he scratched off the entire card to reveal the $300,000 prize.
“It was a blessing,” he said.
The winner overcame odds of 1 in 1,080,000 to win $300,000 in THE BIG $PIN $10 game. Three more first prizes remain.
The Gee Gees Grocery Store in Rock Hill received a $3,000 commission for the sale of the claimed ticket.
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