Williamston is suddenly a lucky place to play the lottery with two big money winning tickets sold at stores located just five minutes apart.
The South Carolina Education Lottery reports a $250,000 winning ticket was sold at the Williamston Curb Market on Greenville Street. The Saluda Quick Stop on Anderson Drive sold a $100,000 winning ticket.
Both prizes were claimed this week.
A woman from Pelzer bought the winning $250,000 Payout ticket, but she needed the Williamston Curb Market clerk to inform her just how much it was worth. At first glance she thought it was worth $250.
“I thought I’d pass out,” she said when she heard $250,000 according to SCEL officials. “I was shaking.”
The $100,000 winner says his girlfriend told him not to spend the money on a ticket at Saluda Quick Stop. However, he decided to spend five dollars to play Spy Game and was rewarded with $100,000.
He promised her he wouldn’t play any more scratch off games.