COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - While the rest of the family was fixing Sunday dinner, two Camden cousins passed the time each scratching a lottery ticket. One lost. The other cousin won $100,000.
"I gave you the wrong ticket," joked the one that came up short. "That's the wrong ticket!"
The food was soon forgotten and the Black Pearls lottery ticket was passed around instead of the collard greens and turkey wings. According to the winner, winning $100,000 is an appetite killer.
"It really hasn't hit me yet," said the winner, who claimed the first top prize on the Black Pearls ticket with four more remaining in the game. "I know I'm going to help my family with this money."
His generosity is sure to ease his disappointed cousin, who handed him the winning ticket to scratch.
"He doesn't put himself first, he's just a good guy," said his sister who accompanied him to claim the prize.
BP 6 in Camden sold the winning ticket and received $1,000, a 1 percent retailer commission, once the prize was claimed. The odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 480,000.
Approximately 97 cents of every dollar spent by players on the South Carolina Education Lottery is returned to the state in the form of funding for education, prizes, retailer commissions, and payment to contractors for goods and services.