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Frustrated S.C. lottery player switches games, wins $30,000

A Pickens, S.C., man said he grew frustrated after years of winning only small prizes from the lottery's Pick 3 drawing, so he took his chances with a scratch-off ticket and won $30,000. File Photo by Pung/Shutterstock.com
A Pickens, S.C., man said he grew frustrated after years of winning only small prizes from the lottery's Pick 3 drawing, so he took his chances with a scratch-off ticket and won $30,000. File Photo by Pung/Shutterstock.com

Feb. 15 (UPI) -- A South Carolina man who was frustrated with his lack of luck playing the state lottery's Pick 3 game said a change in his routine led to winning $30,000 from a scratch-off ticket.

The Pickens man told South Carolina Education Lottery officials he has been a devoted Pick 3 player for several years, but he recently grew frustrated after only ever winning very small amounts from the drawing.

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The player said he went to the Country Food Mart in Pickens and decided to buy a Lucky No. 7 Doubler scratch-off ticket instead of his usual Pick 3 ticket.

The ticket earned him a $30,000 prize.

"I'm saving it for a rainy day," he said.

The Country Food Mart store was awarded a $300 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

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