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Unscratched lottery ticket worth $300,000 spent days in oblivious winner's car

A South Carolina man said a scratch-off lottery ticket was forgotten in his car for two days before he discovered it was a $300,000 winner. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/6c1790ea3fd8de7d2e59ee98604c164e/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
A South Carolina man said a scratch-off lottery ticket was forgotten in his car for two days before he discovered it was a $300,000 winner. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

Oct. 3 (UPI) -- A South Carolina man said a scratch-off lottery ticket sat forgotten and untouched in his car for two days before he discovered it was a $300,000 winner.

The Midlands man told South Carolina Education Lottery officials he bought a $300,000 Fun Fortune scratch-off ticket from the Pitt Stop #03 store in Blythewood, but he ended up forgetting about the ticket without scratching it.

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"I threw the ticket in the car's console," the player said.

The man said he rediscovered the ticket two days later and discovered it was a $300,000 winner.

"I was overwhelmed with joy," he said.

The winner said he immediately drove to the lottery's Claims Center in Columbia for his prize.

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