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South Carolina woman wins $50,000 lottery prize on her birthday

A St. Helena Island, S.C., woman celebrated her birthday by purchasing a $2 scratch-off lottery ticket that earned her a $50,000 jackpot. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
A St. Helena Island, S.C., woman celebrated her birthday by purchasing a $2 scratch-off lottery ticket that earned her a $50,000 jackpot. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

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.

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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!"

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