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Rock Hill man follows morning coffee with $250K lottery win

South Carolina Education Lottery added the new scratch-off game, Royal Win, on June 13, according to sceducationlottery.com.
South Carolina Education Lottery added the new scratch-off game, Royal Win, on June 13, according to sceducationlottery.com. South Carolina Education Lottery

A Rock Hill man scratched off a $250,000 lottery win while sipping his morning coffee at Mr. Express Mart at 2316 Ebenezer Road.

“I thought I was still dreaming,” he said.

A few hours later on June 16 he was turning in his winning Royal Win scratch-off at the Lottery’s claims center in Columbia. While waiting on the check, he texted friends and family the good news and reveled in the incoming texts congratulating him on the big win.

“This is life changing,” he said.

He’s taking his children on a summer vacation and buying a new car.

Five top prizes of $250,000 remain in the $10 Royal Win game, at odds of 1 in 660,000.

For selling the claimed ticket, Mr. Express Mart in Rock Hill received a commission of $2,500.

Catherine Muccigrosso: 803-329-4069

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