A Fort Mill resident recently grabbed the headlines after winning a $400,000 lottery over the weekend. However, his son deemed it necessary to capitalize on the new proceeds by asking for a new dirt bike. According to reliable sources, the unidentified Fort Mill pulled off the unexpected win by matching the five right numbers of 5, 9, 16, 17 and 22 based on a November 14th drawing. Alternatively, the winner also forked out extra money to double his chances of what would have ultimately been a $100,000 jackpot win with the extra number 4.
Unknown to most people, the new winner had been secretly using his son’s birthday as his lucky numbers since the Palmetto Cash began in January 2005. Fascinating enough is the fact that the unidentified winner hardly knew about jackpot win until he presented his ticket for scanning before a clerk. Just as the terminal instructed him to claim his prize at Columbia, the winner’s surprise could only be compared to a heart attack. The newly acquired funds would undoubtedly go a long way in easing some of his worries as well as providing stability for his family.
By purchasing the ticket from a Fairway Fuel based at 1290 Tom Hall St, Fort Mill, the station unprecedentedly received a $4000 commission. Since the November 14th drawing, the South Carolina Education Lottery can accurately confirm that over 4,600 Palmetto Cash 5 players have emerged as beneficiaries ranging from winning between $1 and $400,000. However, the probability of winning the top prize is significantly stacked at 1 in 4,015,536.
As much as the jackpot would help in settling some of the personal debts currently incurred, the South Carolina native deems it necessary to put a smile on his son’s face sooner rather than later. After all, you can never know when another winning streak might come your way.