WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) - Instead of throwing her losing lottery ticket in the trash, a Charleston woman's decision to hang onto her ticket has paid off.
Turns out, the seemingly worthless ticket had value—$200,000.
It wasn't until she got home from the Northbridge Exxon on Sam Rittenberg Blvd. with the $10 Platinum Payout 25X scratch-off that she realized her mistake.
The second look is erasing her car payment and then some.
"It is a habit of mine to look at the ticket again," the winner told lottery officials.
For selling the claimed ticket, Northbridge Exxon in Charleston received a commission of $2,000.