A Creedmoor, N.C., man has won $200,000, taxes paid, from the S.C. Education Lottery with a ticket he bought while vacationing in Myrtle Beach.
The man bought a Powerball®, Mega Millions® and Carolina Cash 6 ticket, along with a gallon of milk, at the Kroger on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach. The next morning, he looked in the paper and saw his Carolina Cash 6 numbers (2, 16, 23, 24, 27 and 31) matched the six drawn June 20.
The game’s top prize includes federal and state taxes, which are withheld to net $200,000.
“He didn’t even tell me he bought a ticket,” the man’s wife told lottery officials this week, when the couple traveled from their home in North Carolina to Columbia to collect the winnings.
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She said she overheard him telling their kids that he won the lottery while they were still on vacation, but she’s not too upset she wasn’t the first to know because she’s getting a new car.
The man said he suspected he had won some money but kept it secret from his family until he could have the clerk that sold him the ticket take a look at it.
“She told me that I had a good one,” he said, so before they went out to dinner, he casually mentioned the money to his kids.
When his wife heard, she thought they should leave Myrtle Beach for Columbia to cash in the ticket, but he wanted to stay and enjoy the rest of their vacation.
The odds of winning the $200,000 top prize are 1 in 920,227. Carolina Cash 6 drawings are Mondays and Thursdays at 6:59 p.m.
Kroger #020 in North Myrtle Beach received a commission of $2,944.18 for selling the claimed ticket. This is the third Carolina Cash 6 top prize win in June.
To date, lottery play has resulted in more than $3.1 billion transferred to support education.