“I saw them on television,” the winner, who remains anonymous but has been identified as a male, told South Carolina Education Lottery officials.
He purchased the $5 Palmetto Cash Five lottery ticket at a grocery store about 86 miles from Columbia, in Chesterfield, South Carolina. The store, a Piggly Wiggly outlet, received a $2,000 commission for selling the winning ticket.
The man from Grand Strand bought two Mega Millions Quick Pick tickets, one of which resulted in a $40,000 prize. Just 11 days later, he won $3 million with another ticket.