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Greenville man wins $100K, says he heard about prize on news

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GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A Greenville man said he heard on the news that someone locally won $100,000 and later realized the news was about him.

The man had bought two Palmetto Cash 5 tickets at the Hickory Point at 3600 Hwy. 153 and when he checked his numbers, he realized he had won something.

South Carolina Education Lottery officials said he tried to cash the winning ticket at the store, but they told him he would have to call the lottery office in Columbia because he had won much, much more.

"I won $100,000?" lottery officials said he kept repeating.

His Palmetto Cash 5 ticket for the July 30 drawing matched all five numbers drawn (4, 13, 28, 30, and 35) to win the top prize.

The winner told lottery officials he plays occasionally, and it was his first time in the new Hickory Point location when he bought the ticket. He told the lottery he definitely plans to stop there again.

Had he paid the extra $1 for Power-Up, his $100,000 top prize would have doubled to $200,000. The store received a $1,000 commission for selling the claimed ticket.

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