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Woman claims $100k lotto prize via mail

Oct. 24, 2012 at 1:42 PM

COLUMBIA, S.C., Oct. 24 (UPI) -- South Carolina lottery officials said a woman with apparent faith in the U.S. Postal Service sent her $100,000 winning ticket to them in the mail.

The officials said the rules allow winners to mail tickets worth $100,000 or less, but the vast majority of six-figure winners prefer to collect their winnings in person at the Claims Center in Columbia, WMBF-TV, Myrtle Beach, S.C., reported Wednesday.

Claims Center workers said the woman, who won the money from a Carolina Panthers scratch-off ticket, told them she is a "local driver" from Surfside who decided to take "a chance" on the Postal Service rather than brave the 150-mile drive to Columbia.

Officials said the woman's check is in the mail.

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