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Homeless man wins $200,000 of $10 scratch off .

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Posted: October 20, 2012, 12:37 am - IP Logged

A homeless man in Greenville, S.C., has reason to smile today after winning $200,000 from a scratch-off lottery game.
The winner, who declined to be identified, told lottery officials he intends to use the money to take care of himself and his family. When the man scratched off the $10 ticket, he said he screamed, jumped up and down and smiled.
"This will put me where I need to be," he told Greenville Online.
He told officials at the South Carolina Educational Lottery he used to work in construction, but when tough times hit he started living at a rescue mission.
According to KEYC, the man's brother drove him to Columbia Thursday to collect the prize. The night before, he stayed up all night admiring the winning ticket.
This isn't the first feel good lottery story we've read this week. Sandeep Singh, a Massachusetts man, claimed a $30.5 million lotto jackpot on Wednesday only a few days after getting dumped by his girlfriend.
"I was heartbroken at first, but now I'm getting over it," Singh said during a press conference.
The odds of winning the South Carolina Educational Lottery are about 1 in 440,000, according to lottery officials. The game began in 2002. Since then it has generated $2.8 billion in funding for South Carolina students.

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    Posted: October 20, 2012, 1:01 am - IP Logged

    He's very lucky. I got 100$ worth of scratchers in Myrtle Beach and only won 5$. Homeless and buying 10$ tics. How do they do it.


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      Posted: October 20, 2012, 1:10 am - IP Logged

      He's very lucky. I got 100$ worth of scratchers in Myrtle Beach and only won 5$. Homeless and buying 10$ tics. How do they do it.

      Thats where the money from the bottles and cans go I suppose.  And of course towards an occasional fried chicken wing.Turkey

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        Posted: October 20, 2012, 1:57 pm - IP Logged

        somebody probably gave him the money.  its just funny because most of us arent homeless and we cant justify spending $10 on a single scratch ticket.

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          Posted: October 20, 2012, 2:14 pm - IP Logged

          He may have also earned the money. Maybe he had a job for a day or collected cans or something that brought him
          $20 that day. He can end his homelessness if he chooses to do so and that's a good thing.

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            Posted: October 20, 2012, 6:45 pm - IP Logged

            He's very lucky. I got 100$ worth of scratchers in Myrtle Beach and only won 5$. Homeless and buying 10$ tics. How do they do it.

            Like the one lady here who is on food stamps and welfare but buys only $20 tickets. Cause anything less than $20 does not do it for her.....

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