Florence woman wins highest payout in SC lottery history


COLUMBIA, SC (WBTW) – A Florence woman cashed in on the largest Pick 4 payout to a single person in SC lottery history.

According to lottery officials, the winning tickets were worth a combined $304,000.

The winning combination was her mom’s birth date, 1 – 1 – 4 – 3, drawn the evening of September 17.

She played those numbers 30 times. Ten times she played her numbers straight, betting $5 each time to win $250,000.  Twenty times she played her numbers straight/box, betting $1 each time to win $54,000.

The winner invested $70 into the lottery tickets and ended up taking home a $304,000 payday.

“I screamed,” she said when her numbers were drawn. “Now this gives me a chance to help other people.”

She plans to keep playing but try her children’s birth dates next.

Cruizers on E. Palmetto St. in Florence receives a $3,040 commission for selling the claimed tickets.

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