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Woman finds $100,000 lottery ticket while cleaning

Feb 1, 2017, 2:55 pm

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina Lottery officials say a Georgia woman found a winning Powerball ticket in a stack of old tickets.

The discovery was made while cleaning. The winning ticket was purchased last September in Simpsonville, South Carolina. Officials said in a news release that the woman was visiting family in the Upstate when she bought the winning ticket at Mit Food Mart on West Georgia Road.

"My New Year's resolution was to not let stuff pile up," she said.

The ticket is worth $100,000. Along with that win, she found more winning tickets from S.C. and Georgia totaling $30.

Lottery officials say the winner was relieved to find the ticket before time ran out to claim her prize.

The odds of matching four white ball numbers and the red Powerball number are 1 in 913,129. The odds of a 2X multiplier being selected are 1 in 1.75.

Players have 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prize.

For selling the claimed ticket, Mit Food Mart in Simpsonville received a commission of $1,000.

The estimated jackpot for tonight's Powerball drawing is $206 million.

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plumsage's avatar - rinard
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Wow what a nice discovery, congrats to u!

Hyper

Happy healthy wealthy and wise.

    music*'s avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
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     It appears that she is staying anonymous in South Carolina. No name is given along with other personal data.

    She is lucky twice over. Finding the lost tickets and winning big. Congratulations!

     "We are all in this together!" 

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      Reading the title, I thought she had found and claimed someone else's ticket.  This is really a non-story.  She did like everyone else who has ever won a prize.  She checked her tickets.

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        Wish I would find a winning ticket while cleaning.  All I ever find is dust bunnies.  Congrats on finding it!

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          Wish this Simpsonville, KY resident would find a winner like this.  Congratulations to my Sister city in South Carolina!!

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            Wish I would find a winning ticket while cleaning.  All I ever find is dust bunnies.  Congrats on finding it!

            ThudOneTrickpony, I understand.

            Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!

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              Wow that's Amazing!

              I hope that one $2 ticket is the only one that matches all 5 numbers plus the PB to win the largest PB jackpot in United States history of over $2 Billion Dollars! I hope that one $2 ticket is the only one that matches all 5 numbers plus the Mega Ball to win the largest Mega Millions jackpot in United States history of over $2 Billion Dollars!

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                I'm cleaning>>>>>>>>>>I'm cleaning>>>>>>>>>I'm cleaning>>>>>>>>>>>I'm still cleaning>>>>>>>Thud..........Bang Head

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                  Thirty-five percent of everyone who makes New Year's resolutions break them by the end of January., and only 23 percent of everyone who makes a resolution will see it through to completion!

                  A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

                  Catch-22: A dilemma or difficult circumstance from which there is no escape because of mutually conflicting or dependent conditions.

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                    Reading the title, I thought she had found and claimed someone else's ticket.  This is really a non-story.  She did like everyone else who has ever won a prize.  She checked her tickets.

                    Who peed in your cornflakes? Every single winner we hear about is someone who checked a ticket. If we went by your standard we'd never read about a single win since everyone who has ever claimed their winnings has had to check a ticket. 

                    That's not the point and that's never the story. The story has always been the circumstances surrounding how they came to buy THE ticket with THE winning numbers or how they discovered they won. This story is about the latter and it is an interesting one...to me at least.

                     

                    She didn't even remember she had those tickets and only found them because of a new year's resolution. 

                     

                    Had she not visited family in SC and bought tickets on that day, at that time, at that store, she wouldn't have won. Had she not made that specific resolution, kept the resolution, and carried out the resolution prior the expiration date, she would not have been able to claim that money.  That's a lot of overcoming bad odds and THAT'S a story. A feel-good, improbable, happy-ending story. Don't poo-poo a happy story

                    I too would prefer Cersei Lannister to Tiny Hands. She always pays her debts, hasn't filed 6 bankruptcies and is educated enough to know Nambia isn't a country.

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                      Who peed in your cornflakes? Every single winner we hear about is someone who checked a ticket. If we went by your standard we'd never read about a single win since everyone who has ever claimed their winnings has had to check a ticket. 

                      That's not the point and that's never the story. The story has always been the circumstances surrounding how they came to buy THE ticket with THE winning numbers or how they discovered they won. This story is about the latter and it is an interesting one...to me at least.

                       

                      She didn't even remember she had those tickets and only found them because of a new year's resolution. 

                       

                      Had she not visited family in SC and bought tickets on that day, at that time, at that store, she wouldn't have won. Had she not made that specific resolution, kept the resolution, and carried out the resolution prior the expiration date, she would not have been able to claim that money.  That's a lot of overcoming bad odds and THAT'S a story. A feel-good, improbable, happy-ending story. Don't poo-poo a happy story

                      Because it is always idiotic how the winner found the ticket.  Many of them pretty much the same.

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                        It matters not where you purchased your winning ticket- it's where you store it for safe keeping. A winning ticket should not be searched for.It's that simple. 

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                          Psyko always likes a good report (story or tale) on how, when, where and why they bought "especially" D winning  ticket or ticket'$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$! 

                          This won gives me an "idea"...... think Psyko will hire the Quick Pick Maids to keep this little piggies place so    clean, maby the maids might find Psyko a winning jackpot lottery ticket real soon or before 2017 end'$$$$$!

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                            Because it is always idiotic how the winner found the ticket.  Many of them pretty much the same.

                            Well, as Dr Weber once said, the geniuses don't provide the coolest surgeries, be thankful for the morons who experiment with putting things in their bodies.

                            It isn't the smart winners that provide us with the bulk of entertainment or discussion fodder. It's either stupid people doing stupid things or seemingly intelligent people doing stupid things. The smart winners who act accordingly are the ones we never hear of again (if ever) so they give us nothing to discuss. 

                            I'm not calling her a moron; she could be a very smart person with a memory problem. Or she could have been routinely playing for decades and never won anything big so checking her ticket wasn't a priority. Whatever the reason, it's different and interesting and I'm glad she got to it in time.

                            I too would prefer Cersei Lannister to Tiny Hands. She always pays her debts, hasn't filed 6 bankruptcies and is educated enough to know Nambia isn't a country.