Gifted $3 lottery ticket pays $100,000 for SC woman
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — What a gift!
A Charleston woman was given a $3 lottery ticket and it has paid off, winning her $100,000.
WCIV-TV reports the winning ticket was purchased at the Dodges Store #863 on Johns Island. That business received $1,000 for selling the ticket.
Having never played the lottery before, the woman — whose name has not been released — was surprised when the Lady Jumbo Bucks Crossword ticket spelled out 11 words to win her the game’s top prize. She says the ticket was a gift from “a dear friend” and she still “gets emotional thinking about it.”
There are two top prizes of $100,000 in the $3 Lady Jumbo Bucks Crossword game with odds of winning listed at 1 in 600,000.