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S.C. man wins lottery jackpot twice

Feb 9, 2017, 2:21 pm

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By Todd Northrop

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A South Carolina man became a two-time lottery winner in a single day when he cashed in a pair of tickets worth $100,000 and $200,000.

The lucky Darlington resident has been playing the Palmetto Cash 5 daily drawing game for more than a decade, trying out different strategies to win, and yesterday he cashed in two winning tickets worth $100,000 and $200,000.

"This is life changing," he said.

His idea to quick pick five numbers at the Situ LLC on South Main St. and then drive three miles to the EZ Shop on Pearl St. and play those same numbers for a second time paid off.

"I'm paying off my house," he said. "I'm debt free."

On the local news he heard where two stores in Darlington sold winning lottery tickets. He checked his tickets and discovered both wins were his. His two tickets matched all five numbers drawn on Monday, January 30 (6, 12, 16, 28, and 36).

And he says he'll keep playing.

"Yes, of course," he said. "I'm looking forward to it."

Because he Powered-up the second ticket, his $100,000 prize was doubled to $200,000 when a "2" multiplier was selected.

The odds of winning $100,000 playing Palmetto Cash 5 are 1 in 501,942. The odds of winning $200,000 playing Palmetto Cash 5 are 1 in 1,003,884.

The odds of winning both prizes in the same drawing were seemingly unlikely, until now.

For selling the claimed tickets, Situ LLC received a commission of $1,000 and EZ Shop received $2,000.

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Simpsonville
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Posted: February 9, 2017, 2:37 pm - IP Logged

Lucky guy!    Congratulations.

 

Two folks won $225K in last night's Cashball here in Kentucky.

 

The lucky streak is going strong in 2017!!

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    Posted: February 9, 2017, 2:37 pm - IP Logged

    It seems like there are a good number of people winning multiple big prizes, sometimes within a short period of the last one.

     

    They may have spent a significant portion of the first jackpot to fund the next win.

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      Posted: February 9, 2017, 2:55 pm - IP Logged

      So what strategy did he use to win?

      Never give up.  Banana

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        Posted: February 9, 2017, 3:07 pm - IP Logged

        So what strategy did he use to win?

        I was a little confused about this too.  Said he quick picked five #'s, didn't say computer did or he just randomly quick picked five #'s himself.  I'm siding with computer picks.

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          Posted: February 9, 2017, 3:59 pm - IP Logged

          So what strategy did he use to win?

          Play All Evens on an Even Day!

          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.

          Corruptissima re publica plurimae leges: When the republic is at its most corrupt the laws are most numerous.

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            Posted: February 9, 2017, 5:19 pm - IP Logged

            Play All Evens on an Even Day!

            FULLY APPRECIATE HIS EFFORT!

            Congrats...

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              Posted: February 9, 2017, 7:51 pm - IP Logged

              Congratulations to the lucky winner.  I hope he uses it well.

               

              (grump and I can't even win once)

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                Posted: February 9, 2017, 8:37 pm - IP Logged

                Lucky guy!    Congratulations.

                 

                Two folks won $225K in last night's Cashball here in Kentucky.

                 

                The lucky streak is going strong in 2017!!

                I Agree!

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

                Disney

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                  Posted: February 9, 2017, 9:49 pm - IP Logged

                  Congrats to the "Man". Because "You never know when your luck is going to take place."

                  "And the sooner the better!" "For all of us LP Posters!"

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                    Posted: February 9, 2017, 10:10 pm - IP Logged

                    Some guys have all the luck!

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                      Posted: February 9, 2017, 10:39 pm - IP Logged

                      Some guys have all the luck!

                      Some People Have Bad Karma!

                      http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-20225/7-strategies-to-get-rid-of-your-bad-karma.html

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

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                        Posted: February 10, 2017, 8:35 am - IP Logged

                        I Agree!I Agree!I Agree!

                        Never give up.  Banana

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                          Posted: February 11, 2017, 5:59 pm - IP Logged

                          I was a little confused about this too.  Said he quick picked five #'s, didn't say computer did or he just randomly quick picked five #'s himself.  I'm siding with computer picks.

                          Here in Arizona the term "quick pick" is used for computer picks.  According to the play slip instructions, "If you want the computer to randomly select either or both sets of numbers, mark the QP (QuickPick) box on a game, or ask the clerk for a QuickPick."

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                            Posted: February 11, 2017, 10:09 pm - IP Logged

                            Play All Evens on an Even Day!

                            Play by scenarios instead of numbers.. increase your chances by almost 50%.. good one raven

                            Simplify..

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

                            Million dollar Ops.

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