Lowcountry lottery winner takes prize on ‘test drive’

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Updated: May. 25, 2021 at 9:07 AM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCSC) A Lowcountry winner hit the road with her lottery prize, South Carolina Education Lottery officials said.

The woman, who did not wish to be identified, learned she won $30,000 from the ticket she purchased at the Green Pantry in North Charleston.

“I almost lost my mind,” she told lottery officials when she scratched off her 7-11-21 LIVE ticket.

She planned to use her winnings to purchase a new ride, lottery spokesperson Holli Armstrong said.

“I’ve been wanting to buy a new car for a year,” she said.

Green Pantry, located in the 2700 block of Ashley Phosphate Road, received a $300 commission for selling the claimed ticket.

The winner overcame odds of 1 in 480,000 to win the first $30,000 prize. Four additional $30,000 prizes remain, Armstrong said.

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