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Only his wife knew that a South Carolina man had won the lottery’s seven-figure grand prize

After discovering he had won the top prize in a scratch-off game, an Upstate man immediately told his wife — and no one else — South Carolina Education Lottery officials said in a news release.

While the winner tries to keep his $2 million jackpot a secret, his plans for the new windfall may make him more visible.

“I’m ready to retire,” the man said in the press release.

But apart from that, the winner vowed not to let becoming a millionaire change him.

The man had no plans to spend the money.

The winner is allowed to retain some privacy, as South Carolina is one of 11 states – along with Arizona, Delaware, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, New Jersey, North Dakota, Ohio, Texas and Virginia – where lottery winners can remain anonymous. .

He said he felt compelled to spend $20 to buy the winning ticket at an Exxon in Lyman, the release said.

The man said he was driving on Holly Springs Road in Spartanburg County when a feeling of luck led him to stop at the gas station/convenience store.

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“It’s so weird,” he said of the sensation.

After scratching the ticket and revealing the game’s top prize, the man immediately called his wife.

“I told her, ‘You won’t believe what happened,’” he said.

Aside from lottery officials, she is the only person the winner told about the payday, according to the press release.

According to the publication, the odds of winning the $2,000,000 top prize in the 200X The Cash game were 1 in 1,460,000. This was the second of six winning tickets for the game to be claimed, meaning there is still $8,000,000 in unclaimed top prizes available, officials said.

According to the press release, the gas station received a $20,000 commission for the sale of the claimed ticket.

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