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Spartanburg lotto player's son's luck lands him $500K

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A sign for the South Carolina Education Lottery outside of an Upstate store. (File/FOX Carolina) A sign for the South Carolina Education Lottery outside of an Upstate store. (File/FOX Carolina)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The son of a regular South Carolina Education Lottery player had a little more luck than his dad with a recent $500,000 win.

The Spartanburg man bought a Palmetto Cash 5 ticket for the Aug. 26 drawing and powered up, increasing the $100,000 prize to $500,000.

The winner doesn't play the lottery often, but his dad is a faithful player and bought the ticket because he said it is what his dad would have done.

The winning quick pick ticket matched all five numbers (1, 2, 16, 19, 36 and Power-Up 5). It was purchased from the Piedmont Petro Corner Mart #42 on Chesnee Highway.

He told lottery officials he would share the moment with his dad, giving him the ticket to keep until they could both make the trip to Columbia to cash it in.

"I'm going to the bank and then home," said the winner.

The store will receive a $5,000 commission.

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