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'I Wasn't Thirsty Anymore,' Woman Wins $250,000 After Buying Soda and Lottery Ticket

A woman went in to buy a soda and a lottery ticket but came out with a quarter of one million dollars.
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ORANGEBURG, S.C. — A Bowman woman bought a soda and a lottery ticket, and it was the ticket that quenched her thirst.

“I wasn’t thirsty anymore,” she admitted after winning $250,000 on the In The Money scratch-off.

According to lottery officials, the woman said she scratched the ticket while sitting in her can in the parking lot of the Quick Store on the Charleston Hwy. in Orangeburg.

She said her heart skipped a beat when she saw how much she had won, a quarter of a million dollars.  

“I went in to buy a soda,” she said. “Now I have a retirement gift.”

One top prize of $250,000 remains in the $10 In The Money game. The odds of winning that much are 1 in 660,000.

The Quick Store in Orangeburg received a commission of $2,500 for selling the winning ticket.