CROSS, SC (WCSC) - Lottery officials say the Cross man who won $500,000 on a Palmetto Cash 5 ticket last week still has not told his wife about his lucky day.
The man won the money last Wednesday night, but told officials he left his wife sleeping in bed to drive to Columbia to collect his winnings.
The money will be used to pay off the couple's house and to buy new vehicles.
"I'm her prize now," he joked.
Because the man paid $1 extra for a multiplier, the prize jumped from $100,000 to $500,000. Officials say the odds of winning $500,000 playing Palmetto Cash 5 are 1 in 8,031,072.
For selling the claimed ticket, BD Food Mart in Cross received a commission of $5,000.