Aug. 3 (UPI) -- A South Carolina woman ended up having an extra happy birthday when a scratch-off lottery ticket she bought on her special day earned her a $50,000 prize.
The St. Helena Island woman told South Carolina Education Lottery officials she treated herself to a $2 Jumbo Bucks ticket from the Seaside Mini Market in St. Helena Island while celebrating her birthday.
The birthday girl said she was stunned when she scratched off the $50,000 prize.
"I cried," she recalled.
The winner said she celebrated her birthday luck with a family cookout.
"I still can't believe I won." she said. "It's awesome!"