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Clerk picks out a $300,000 winner for South Carolina lottery player

A Lake City, S.C., asked the clerk at his local store to choose a scratch-off lottery ticket for him and he ended up winning a $300,000 prize. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
A Lake City, S.C., asked the clerk at his local store to choose a scratch-off lottery ticket for him and he ended up winning a $300,000 prize. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

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May 16 (UPI) -- A South Carolina man won a $300,000 lottery prize by asking a store clerk to choose a scratch-off ticket for him.

The Lake City man told South Carolina Education Lottery officials he had a string of bad luck when playing the lottery, so he asked a clerk at the Busy Corner store on S. Ron McNair Blvd. in Lake City to choose his next ticket for him.

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The clerk picked out a $10 Ultimate Bonus Payout game and the man took it home, where he revealed the $300,000 top prize.

"I always hoped I'd win, but I never thought it would happen," he said. "This is going to better me and my family for years to come."

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