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South Carolina Man Wins $20,000 Lottery Prize Using Numbers On TV

2 years ago

Lucky as it may seem, a few numbers mentioned in a television show turned out to be extremely lucky for a South Carolina Lottery player and made him win a $20,000 jackpot for matching South Carolina Lottery's Palmetto Cash 5 game.

An anonymous SC lottery player was looking out for some inspiration to mark the winning lottery numbers on his ticket. So he had a look at the series of numbers mentioned on TV and decided to go with them. He told the lottery that, "I saw [the numbers] on television," after cashing in his winning ticket.

The show he was actually watching mentioned the numbers 1, 10, 16, 17, and 18. So he decided to go by them and bought the lucky Palmetto Cash 5 ticket at the Piggly Wiggly grocery store on W Main Street in Chesterfield. And as lucky as it turned out, that show helped him win a $100,000 jackpot for matching all the five numbers drawn on Thursday, August 19. Not only this, but he also doubled his prize money by adding the Power-Up feature to his ticket for an extra dollar and matching the 2X multiplier.

The retailer received a bonus commission worth $2000 for selling the winning ticket. Holli Armstrong, a spokesperson for the South Carolina Lottery, stated that the unnamed winner did not share the name of the show that helped him bag the big prize. After-tax deductions, he'll have a total of $138,000 winning money.

The odds of matching all the five numbers to win the South Carolina Palmetto Cash 5 are 1 in 501,942. And he surely turned out to be lucky! But luck may not always shine on everyone. So, why not pick your numbers with The Lottery Lab Tools and mark your spot on the prizes and payouts chart of the lottery game you would like to bet on.


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