Sept. 29 (UPI) -- A South Carolina student said she was so shocked to win $125,000 from a scratch-off lottery ticket that her pacemaker alarm to sound.
Brianna Mathis, 20, a student at Clemson University, told South Carolina Education Lottery officials she was so shocked when she scratched off the $5 Fantastic 5s ticket that her pacemaker went off.
"After I got over the shock of winning, I gave the ticket to Fort Knox for safe keeping," said Mathis, who used "Fort Knox" to refer to her mother.
Mathis said she plans to use her $125,000 winnings to pay off her student debt and help her mother buy a house.
The Discount Corner store in Anderson, where Mathis bought her ticket, received a $1,250 commission from the lottery for selling the winning ticket.