How would it feel to have a winning ticket worth some serious money rolling around with you in your car for a couple of days before you finally realized that it was a winner? A lot can cross your mind. What would have happened if somehow you would have lost it or worse, someone stole it?
A Greenville man rode around with a $200,000 winning lottery ticket in his truck for two days before realizing it. He confessed he has a bad habit of tossing tickets into his truck’s console and forgetting about them.
Luckily this winner remembered that he had the Palmetto Cash 5 ticket he purchased from the Garden Spot Food Store on Cedar Lane Rd. in Greenville for the July 23 drawing. The ticket matched all five numbers drawn (9, 14, 30, 31, and 36). The winner also upgraded his ticket by paying the extra $1 for Power-Up to double his would be $100,000 top prize to $200,000.
“Boy, I can’t believe this,” he said while he was waiting to receive his prize. He is more than grateful that everything turned out fine and he did look into his stash of ticket in his truck. His wife is also glad he did remember; besides she will be getting the benefit of the doubt. Powerball lottery
“I’ll give it to my wife; she’ll do something with it,” said the winner while his wife could not believe what she was actually hearing.
The odds of winning $200,000 playing Palmetto Cash 5 are 1 in 1,003,884.
For selling the claimed ticket, Garden Spot Food Store in Greenville received a commission of $2,000.
Store Receives Commission for Selling Powerball Winner
As we all now, winning is not only for those who play the lottery, those who sell it also share the luck when one of their clients win. Nadeem Ahmed could not be happier as he is the owner of the N&K Market in Manchester, the store which sold $1 million winning Powerball ticket for the Saturday July 14 Powerball drawing.
“It feels great,” Ahmed said of receiving his $10,000 retailer incentive check. “We’re going for the big one now!”