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S.C. woman claims biggest Pick 4 payout in state's history

South Carolina LotterySouth Carolina Lottery: S.C. woman claims biggest Pick 4 payout in state's history
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COLUMBIA, S.C. — A Florence, South Carolina, woman cashed in on the largest Pick 4 payout to a single person in S.C. lottery history.

According to lottery officials, the winning tickets were worth a combined $304,000.

The winning combination was her mom's birth date, 1-1-4-3, drawn the evening of September 17.

She played those numbers 30 times. Ten times she played her numbers straight, betting $5 each time to win $250,000.  Twenty times she played her numbers straight/box, betting $1 each time to win $54,000.

The winner, who by South Carolina lottery law is permitted to remain anonymous to the public, invested $70 into the lottery tickets and ended up taking home a $304,000 payday.

She said that was her strategy for winning and has been on and off for two years, but she was still surprised when it paid off in such a big way.

"I screamed," she said when her numbers were drawn. "Now this gives me a chance to help other people."

She told lottery officials she wasn't feeling well that day and wasn't going to play her numbers, when something told her to get up.

"It just came across me," she said. "Now this gives me a chance to help other people."

She plans to keep playing but try her children's birth dates next.

Cruizers on E. Palmetto St. in Florence receives a $3,040 commission for selling the claimed tickets.

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Posted: September 23, 2016, 8:12 pm - IP Logged

Good for her!!!! That's a great story and I am so happy for her!!!

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    Posted: September 23, 2016, 8:15 pm - IP Logged

    Thats's how you HIT a Number!

    Congrats To All Winners and Posters!

    LurkingWe are all in it to win!  My Pet numbers 103,724,152,397,189,118,205.

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      Posted: September 23, 2016, 9:22 pm - IP Logged

      WOW! Eek Awesome Job, Congratulations Banana  Hurray!  Party

      Some girl did that in Indiana with the pick 3 she won $300 Thousand...

      How Kool that would be...Banana  Party

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        Posted: September 23, 2016, 9:52 pm - IP Logged

        Congrats!      Hurray!

         

         

         

        Playing a set THIRTY times!? That takes moxie!

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          Posted: September 23, 2016, 11:08 pm - IP Logged

          Congrats!      Hurray!

           

           

           

          Playing a set THIRTY times!? That takes moxie!

          Not if you play other states numbers... Sometimes they hit exact/straight 10-15 draws back...

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            Posted: September 24, 2016, 7:11 am - IP Logged

            Thats's how you HIT a Number!

            My statement exactly!

            congrats to the winner.

            "know your limitations, but excede your expectations"

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              Posted: September 24, 2016, 7:56 am - IP Logged

              CONGRATULATIONS Party

               

              Guess that's why we'll never win the Lotto. If we had $70. or more for Lottery tickets then we wouldn't need to play!

              HAPPY HOLIDAYS, BE SAFE & GOOD LUCK Y'ALL Sad Wavey

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                Posted: September 24, 2016, 9:01 am - IP Logged

                This story speaks for itself in 2 ways. Number 1, gut reaction. As she said, she wasn't feeling well but something told her to her to play, and she did. It paid off big. Secondly, the same numbers. Her Mom's birthday. She probably has played those numbers multiple times, and now it paid. Moral of the story, "your numbers will come".

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                  Posted: September 24, 2016, 10:01 am - IP Logged

                  Sully and crew not commenting. I wonder why

                  my name Lil Darryl   you got some Milk

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                    Posted: September 24, 2016, 10:23 am - IP Logged

                    The Struggle is real!

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                      Posted: September 24, 2016, 11:28 am - IP Logged

                      If she spent $70 each time she played, imagine how much she lost in the past.

                      That's a big win, but how much is profit and how much was just getting past losses back.

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                        Posted: September 24, 2016, 12:08 pm - IP Logged

                        Congratulation to her. She don't give up. Nice story & nice win.Party

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                          Posted: September 24, 2016, 12:56 pm - IP Logged

                          If she spent $70 each time she played, imagine how much she lost in the past.

                          That's a big win, but how much is profit and how much was just getting past losses back.

                          Off on and on for 2 years is still quite a bit of money.. most people who play like this don't usually wager the same exact high amount each draw i'm certain... but $304,000 I dont think she spent that much before the win.. great job to her

                          Creativity..

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                          Million dollar operation 

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                            Posted: September 24, 2016, 12:58 pm - IP Logged

                            Sometimes you gotta put it all on the line on a nice bet!

                            Creativity..

                            " What's more likely to happen will happen.. "

                            Million dollar operation 

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