Two women who have been best friends for 50 years got a little closer in Little River on Thursday.
Suzie Mans and Debbie Duncan bought Lady Luck scratch-off tickets at Lowes Foods on Pavilion Drive in Little River and luck was surely on their side. Friday, they drove to Columbia to cash a $250,000 winning ticket.
“It’s what best friends do,” Mans said of the decision to share the prize money.
The pair grew up together, worked together and even retired.
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Duncan scratched the winner, turning to Mans and saying, “I’ve got a winner, and I think you’ll be happy with this,” according to a press release.
The pair plan to take a trip with their husbands with the winnings from the ticket. The odds of winning a quarter of a million dollars was 1 in 696,000.
Another $250,000 Lady Luck winning ticket was sold earlier this month in Little River at the Speedway on Highway 9 East.