An Upstate woman and AnMed Health employee waiting in line at the grocery store bought a lottery ticket, winning $10,000 recently.
Brenda Buchanan told South Carolina Education lottery officials that she ran into a woman she knew from high school who was cashing in her lottery winnings at the Publix on Greenville Street in Anderson.
Buchanan decided to try her luck so she bought a $1 Junior Jumbo Bucks ticket and won $10,000 in the scratch-off game.
Buchanan, who works for AnMed Health Homecare, said she hadn't played the lottery in 20 years.
"I must have looked like a deer in the headlights," Buchanan told officials. With her winnings, she bought a 2008 CHevrolet HHR.
"Everyone loves the car and says it's so me," Buchanan said. Even her husband had the transmission in his van fixed.
"I don't think I'll wait 20 years before I play again," she added.
There are eight top $10,000 prizes remaining in the game. The odds of winning are 1 in 750,000.
The Publix Super Market received a $100 commission for selling the claimed ticket.
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