One South Carolina resident wins big with the lottery! The lottery player is now $75,000 richer after buying a scratch-off ticket, which isn’t his usual choice! The winning ticket was sold at the Lil Cricket #3806 on Janie G. Goree Boulevard in Carlisle, South Carolina. Carlisle is a small town about 2 hours from Augusta.
The resident did not wish to be identified, but told lottery officials he took a new approach. Instead of buying his normal ticket, the man picked out the $3 Bingo Squared scratch-off. And it looks like he made the right choice.
He admits he was “shocked.” When it comes to how he’ll use his winnings, he plans to buy a home.
According to the South Carolina Education Lottery, the odds of winning are 1 in 528,000. This South Carolina resident’s win leaves one remaining top prize of $75,000 in the Bingo Squared scratch-off game.
And here are a few fun facts about Carlisle, South Carolina, according to the town’s website:
- The town was formerly known as Fish Dam, named after a dam built by Native Americans in the 1700s.
- The town is less than an hour from bigger cities like Charlotte, Spartanburg, and Columbia.
- There are 10 other incorporated towns, cities, and counties throughout the world named Carlisle.
- Carlisle, South Carolina, by population, is the smallest town or city with that name.