Easley couple text kids they won the lottery

Winning numbers drawn for July 30th Powerball jackpot of $487 million.
Winning numbers drawn for July 30th Powerball jackpot of $487 million.

EASLEY, SC (WSPA) – The SC Education Lottery says an Easley couple texted their kids that they won the lottery.

They say the first link they sent them was a news story on an Easley store selling a $100,000 winning ticket.

Then they texted a photo of the dad holding the winner’s check.

“Winning hasn’t completely set in yet,” said Alfred Castle.

He says he is giving his wife $1,500 to spend anyway she wants and will share with the kids too.

The winning ticket was (5, 17, 29, 34, and 37).

The odds of winning $100,000 playing Palmetto Cash 5 are 1 in 501,942.

For selling the claimed ticket, B Pams Food Mart in Easley received a commission of $1,000.

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