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S.C. woman wins $250,000 on wrong lottery ticket — and is giving it away

Jul 17, 2018, 8:36 am

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South Carolina Lottery

A South Carolina woman showed some kindness when a convenience store clerk sold her a lottery ticket that was different than the one she asked for, but bought the ticket anyway.

She was rewarded. The wrong ticket turned out to be the right one, and the Greenville woman won $250,000, according to the South Carolina Education Lottery.

The unnamed woman purchased the winning ticket at the Red Robin Foods on Woodruff Rd. in Greenville County.

It was a long-shot jackpot, as the unidentified woman overcame 1-in-660,000 odds to win the "7" game on the scratch-off ticket she spent $10 on to play.

Now the woman is showing more kindness — a considerable amount more.

She is going to pay it forward and donate her winnings.

"I'm going to give to my church and then give back to the community," she told the S.C. Education Lottery. "As for me, I'm good."

Her decision to buy the mistake ticket also paid off for the Red Robin Foods store, which received $2,500 for selling the claimed ticket.

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