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N.C. couple's winning lottery ticket purchased in S.C.

PowerballPowerball: N.C. couple's winning lottery ticket purchased in S.C.

Dick Sandlin along with his wife, Colleen, arrived at the South Carolina Lottery's Columbia Claims Center 13 days after learning they held the winning $15 million Powerball jackpot ticket.

"I called my CPA and a tax lawyer before we claimed the prize," said 79-year-old Dick, of Wilmington, NC. "I'm still dreaming. I guess when I wake-up, I'll jump up and down."

Traveling from their summer home in Florida, Dick and Colleen purchased lottery tickets in every state along the way.

"We bought one in Florida; one in Georgia," said Dick. "When we were approaching the North Carolina line, I told my wife we needed to purchase a Powerball ticket in South Carolina."

They stopped by the Iron Skillet in Florence, but they only had scratch-off tickets. So they stopped by the Amoco Food Shop #3 on TV Road in Florence to 'Quick Pick' their Powerball numbers.

"The ticket really should be mine," said Colleen. "He jumped in front of me in line."

When asked what they plan to do with the money, "I'm going to buy a RC Cola and a Moon Pie," said Dick.

The couple became the fourth South Carolina Powerball jackpot winners on April 4, 2007. They chose to take the lump sum amount of $7.1 million before taxes.

"I'll get the seven and he'll get the one," said Colleen. The couple will be married 50 years in October. [Ed.- I can see why!] They have two daughters and two grandchildren.

The Sandlin's plan to continue to purchase their lottery tickets in South Carolina. They feel luckier in the Palmetto State.

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Posted: April 18, 2007, 3:47 pm - IP Logged

Congrats 2 d lucky couple, may they spend it wisely!!!

GOD BLESS EVERY ONE!!!

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    free2_be virgo
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    Posted: April 18, 2007, 4:04 pm - IP Logged

    That makes 3x SC has sold winning PB tickets AND 3x it was a North Carolinian!They've been LUCKY!Hyper

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      Posted: April 18, 2007, 4:07 pm - IP Logged

      I love their game plan - A ticket in every state.  I bet they are glad that they had that vacation home.  It was fate!

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        Posted: April 18, 2007, 4:25 pm - IP Logged

        I guess travel does enrich your life!

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          Posted: April 18, 2007, 4:31 pm - IP Logged

          I guess travel does enrich your life!

          Literally grits!

          ΩΩΩSmiley

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            Posted: April 18, 2007, 5:42 pm - IP Logged

            He will be able to get Moon pies and RC Cola for a long time.-weshar75

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              Posted: April 18, 2007, 6:16 pm - IP Logged

              Everyone, take note...another QP wins again!!!  I think I'm going to "travel" up to Wisconsin and buy me a QP for PB and Megabucks enroute to my year round home in Illinois!

               Oh, and I see they took the cash option...what with him being 79 years of age, that makes 100 percent perfect sense.  I take it those moon pies contain a lot of perservatives....hmmm, no need for cryogenic freezing when you can already buy bunches and bunches of moon pies to preserve you WHILE you are living.  Okay, I know some of you who are very sensitive about age issues might not like my kind of joking...to that I say win a huge jackpot and chances are you probably won't be looking at what people are saying in this forum...instead you'll be anywhere else you want to be enjoying your multi-millions!

              Get MONEY!!! Winning a JACKPOT lottery is all the HOPE and CHANGE I desire!!!  NOW give me MONEY!US Flag

              The guy who won the presidency in 2008 really won the lottery...he is now millions richer, travels in first class style, and even has a staff that would be the envy of the richest Powerball winner (she has a staff of 2). Every night he goes to sleep, he probably plays the close of Dave Chappelle's Show: I'm rich beyatch!

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                Posted: April 18, 2007, 6:30 pm - IP Logged

                RC colas and moon pies are a staple here in the south.

                In fact, It is one of the 4 basic food groups !

                 

                                               

                              

                 

                 

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                  Posted: April 18, 2007, 6:41 pm - IP Logged

                  I love their game plan - A ticket in every state.  I bet they are glad that they had that vacation home.  It was fate!

                  "Traveling from their summer home in Florida, Dick and Colleen purchased lottery tickets in every state along the way."

                  I hope the article is wrong.  Anyone who has a "summer home" in Florida is a little crazy unless you're part mosquito.  I think it probably should read that they were traveling from their winter home in Florida.

                  This is the time of year all of the snowbirds travel north. 

                  By the way, DoubleDown, I have no idea what a moon pie is, so I guess that means I'm still a Yankee.  Smiley   

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                    Posted: April 18, 2007, 6:52 pm - IP Logged

                    I love their game plan - A ticket in every state.  I bet they are glad that they had that vacation home.  It was fate!

                    i do the same when i travel. every state i go i purchase a ticket

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                      Posted: April 18, 2007, 8:08 pm - IP Logged

                      "Traveling from their summer home in Florida, Dick and Colleen purchased lottery tickets in every state along the way."

                      I hope the article is wrong.  Anyone who has a "summer home" in Florida is a little crazy unless you're part mosquito.  I think it probably should read that they were traveling from their winter home in Florida.

                      This is the time of year all of the snowbirds travel north. 

                      By the way, DoubleDown, I have no idea what a moon pie is, so I guess that means I'm still a Yankee.  Smiley   

                      justxploring a moonpie is 2 soft like cookies with marshmallow in between covered with chocolate. now you can get it with strawberry flavored,or banana flavored marshallow in between.

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                        Posted: April 18, 2007, 8:21 pm - IP Logged

                        justxploring a moonpie is 2 soft like cookies with marshmallow in between covered with chocolate. now you can get it with strawberry flavored,or banana flavored marshallow in between.

                        Thanks Nobie23 , for the moon pie description....

                         

                        Mmmmmm

                        I think I will have to get me one now.......

                         

                                                       

                                      

                         

                         

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                          Posted: April 18, 2007, 9:15 pm - IP Logged

                          My favorite is vanilla! Drum

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                            Posted: April 18, 2007, 9:45 pm - IP Logged

                            I live in Delaware. How far south do I have to travel to get a moon pie? I have some in my fridge that were given to me by my cousins from Tennessee and they are delicious.

                            Worst case scenario - I'll have to swap moon pies for tastycakes.