Powerball jackpot winner surfaces

September 24, 2013

The winner of South Carolina’s nearly $400 million Powerball jackpot has come forward. The winning ticket was presented to the South Carolina Education Lottery yesterday afternoon by a Columbia area resident who declined to be identified. The Lottery quotes the winner as saying this was only the second time he’s played. He was home alone last Thursday when he checked his ticket and turned around and around in his kitchen telling only his small dog that he had won. He said he stopped  at a Murphy Express the day of the drawing when his wife called and told him to pick up hot dog buns. He went into the store, saw the advertised Powerball jackpot and bought $20 worth of tickets. Murphy’s does not sell hot dog buns. For South Carolina, the win means an extra $15 million in tax revenue.

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