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Upstate man has clerk tell wife he won $200K over phone

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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)
GRAY COURT, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A $10 winning ticket turned into $200,000 for a lucky Laurens County man recently, and he had the store clerk break the good news to his wife.

South Carolina Education Lottery officials said the man had traded in the cheaper winning ticket for an Instant Jackpot game, which costs $10.

When he scratched the ticket in his car, he quickly learned he won much more. Rushing back inside to confirm the good news, Sav-Way worker Debra Moore said the Gray Court was too shaken up about the win. 

So he had Moore call his wife to tell her they won.

"We hugged each other and cried," Moore told lottery officials. She said the winner was a regular customer.

He told the lottery he plans to keep working seven days a week and playing the lottery.

The Highway 76 store received a $2,000 commission for selling the claimed ticket. And it was not a first for the Hickory Tavern location. They sold a $200,000 winning Powerball ticket in 2008.

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