York man wins $100K in S.C. lottery, plus $1K in N.C.

August 16, 2013 

— A man from York won both the South Carolina and North Carolina lotteries last weekend, according to the S.C. Education Lottery.

The winner, who was not identified by the lottery, won $1,000 on Aug. 10 in North Carolina. A day later, on Aug. 11, he scratched a ticket in the Palmetto State to win $100,000, according to the lottery.

The man's wife said she put the $100,000 winning ticket in the freezer for safekeeping.

“I didn’t think anybody would look for it there,” she confessed. “And it would stay cool if the house were to catch fire.”

While the ticket that will pay off all the couple's debts thawed in the car on the way to Columbia to cash it in, they stopped and bought another ticket to win $55.

The husband told South Carolina Education Lottery officials he’s buying a Powerball ticket before his luck runs out.

As of Friday, four top prizes of $100,000 remained in the $5 Strike It Rich game. The odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 480,000.

For selling the claimed ticket, Murphy Express in York received a commission of $1,000.

To date, lottery play has resulted in more than $3.1 BILLION transferred to support education.

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