Summerville man cashes in $100,000 lottery ticket

COLUMBIA, SC (WCSC) - A Summerville man won $100,000 in the lottery and called Mom.

"I thought I was having a panic attack," the winner told lottery officials.

His mother rushed to check on him and see the ticket. His grandmother, brother and cousin were right behind her.

"I've been having terrible luck lately," the winner told lottery officials.  "It's about time karma turned in my direction."

He purchased the Money Machine ticket at Carolina Express in North Charleston on his way home from work.

The winner's children will benefit from the prize.

As of this release, three top prizes of $100,000 remain in the $5 Money Machine game.

The odds of winning $100,000 are 1 in 384,000.

Every retailer that sells a claimed ticket of $10,000 or more earns a 1 percent retailer commission, capped at $50,000. Carolina Express received $1,000.

Since the start of the Lottery in 2002, more than 920,000 college scholarships and grants have been awarded to South Carolina's students. In all, more than $2.8 BILLION has been appropriated to support educational programs in the Palmetto State.