The newly minted millionaire shops at a nearby Walmart and usually drops by Murphy USA afterward for a fill-up and to play the lotto, he told lottery officials.
“I couldn’t believe it,” he said. “My family was shocked when I broke the news.”
In both cases, he missed the jackpot by just one number. Still, he’s one lucky guy.
“The odds of winning $40,000 playing Mega Millions are 1 in 931,001, and the odds of winning $3 million are about 1 in 13 million,” the South Carolina Education Lottery said.