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South Carolina man wins $200,000 with two identical lottery tickets

March 24 (UPI) — A South Carolina man turned what would have been a $ 100,000 lottery jackpot into $ 200,000 by buying two identical tickets for the same drawing.

The Summerville man told South Carolina Education Lottery officials he intentionally bought two tickets bearing the numbers 2-4-5-6-9 from the Beer and Tobacco Outlet in Summerville.

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“If I’m going to play it once, more is better,” the player explained.

The man’s tickets matched the numbers in the March 17 drawing, earning him two $ 100,000 jackpots.

The Beer and Tobacco Outlet was awarded a $ 2,000 commission for selling the winning tickets.

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Odd News – UPI.com

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