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Greenville couple remembers to check ticket, wins $200K

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The winning ticket was bought at the Garden Spot Food Store on Cedar Lane Road in Greenville. (File/FOX Carolina) The winning ticket was bought at the Garden Spot Food Store on Cedar Lane Road in Greenville. (File/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Lottery officials said a Greenville man rode around with a $200,000 winning lottery ticket in his truck for two days before realizing it.

He said he has a bad habit of tossing tickets into his truck's console and forgetting about them, but thankfully this time around his wife remembered he had bought a ticket for the July 23 Palmetto Cash 5 game.

He bought the winning ticket from the Garden Spot Food Store on Cedar Lane Road in Greenville. It matched all five numbers drawn (9, 14, 30, 31, and 36), and because he paid the extra $1 for the Power-Up multiplier, the $100,000 top prize doubled to $200,000.

"Boy, I can't believe this," he said awaiting the check from South Carolina Education Lottery officials in Columbia.

His wife had a similar reaction when she heard him say, "I'll give it to my wife; she'll do something with it."

The odds of winning $200,000 playing Palmetto Cash 5 are 1 in 1,003,884. For selling the claimed ticket, Garden Spot Food Store received a commission of $2,000.

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