Woman buys lottery ticket before birthday, wins SC jackpot

The woman almost didn’t buy the ticket, she told lottery officials.

The woman almost didn’t buy the ticket, she told lottery officials.


A South Carolina woman almost didn’t buy a lottery ticket the day before her birthday, but the choice paid off.

She won $200,000, lottery officials said.

The woman from the Midlands picked up a $200,000 Windfall ticket from Cuz’s Corner in Winnsboro after debating if she wanted to spend $5 on the scratch-off, she told lottery officials in a May 10 news release.

The jackpot win ensured she spent her birthday debt-free, lottery officials said.

“It was a pretty good birthday gift,” she told lottery officials.

The odds of winning the top prize in the $200,000 Windfall game are 1 in 720,000, according to the South Carolina Education Lottery.

The store that sold the winning ticket got a commission of $2,000, lottery officials said.

Winnsboro is about 30 miles north of Columbia.

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Alison Cutler is a National Real Time Reporter for the Southeast at McClatchy. She graduated from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University and previously worked for The News Leader in Staunton, VA, a branch of USAToday.

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