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Stop for lemonade turns into $250,000 lottery jackpot

By Ben Hooper
A South Carolina couple said they won $250,000 from the state lottery thanks to a stop at the store for lemonade. Photo by Foto-Ruhrgebiet/Shutterstock.com
A South Carolina couple said they won $250,000 from the state lottery thanks to a stop at the store for lemonade. Photo by Foto-Ruhrgebiet/Shutterstock.com

May 22 (UPI) -- A South Carolina couple who had to make a quick stop for lemonade said their thirst led them to a $250,000 lottery prize.

The Moncks Corner couple told South Carolina Education Lottery officials they stopped at the local Piggly Wiggly and the wife ran inside to pick up some lemonade.

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The woman decided at the last minute to drop $10 on a $250,000 Extra Play scratch-off lottery ticket.

She said she scratched the ticket off the next day and discovered it was a $250,000 winner.

"My husband has supported me in all of my dreams," the woman said. "Now I am going to use this money to support him in his dreams."

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