Murrells Inlet couple cashes in winning lottery ticket for $250,000

dbryant@thesunnews.comJune 12, 2013 

A Murrells Inlet couple cashed in a winning lottery ticket for $250,000, which they told lottery officials will go to help pay for their granddaughter’s college education.

The couple, who were not identified by the S.C. Education Lottery, collected the prize Monday in Columbia, according to lottery officials.

They bought the ticket for $5 while shopping at the Piggly Wiggly at 4430 U.S. 17 Bypass in Murrells Inlet with their granddaughter.

“I had her rub the ticket for good luck,” the grandfather told lottery officials.

The Mega Millions ticket matched five numbers in Friday’s drawing and came within one number of winning the night’s jackpot.

The Piggly Wiggly received a commission of $2,500 for selling the claimed ticket.

Contact DAWN BRYANT at 626-0296 or at dbryant@thesunnews.com or follow her at Twitter.com/TSN_dawnbryant.

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