A Bluffton woman came close to throwing away a quarter-of-a-million dollars.
South Carolina lottery officials say she was cleaning out her car when she found the lottery ticket she bought at Publix, thought was worthless, and discarded under the seat. Before tossing the ticket in the trash, she noticed a few numbers she'd left unscratched.
"I was shaking," she told lottery officials on Monday. Then she revealed she'd known for nearly a month that she'd won the prize. She says she was too nervous to drive from Bluffton to Columbia by herself, so she waited until after the holidays when her sister was free.
Odds of winning the final top prize that remains in the $250 Grand game are 1 in 576,000.
For selling the claimed winning ticket, Publix #1205 in Bluffton received a commission of $2,500.
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