Lucky lotto player wins $152K in 20-ticket buy
WEST ASHLEY, S.C. (WCIV) -- Some lottery player must have felt really lucky this week and bought up 20 Pick 4 tickets at a West Ashley gas station.
The tickets won the customer $152,000.
Lottery officials said Friday the winner did not want to be identified, but "tears of joy were shed over the win."
The winning numbers for the May 2 draw were 0-8-6-3. Each of the tickets had five possible plays, each costing $1. On each of the 20 tickets, two of the five lines of numbers were winners, the lottery commission said.
Of the two lines or plays on each ticket one winning line was played STRAIGHT, meaning the numbers had to match in the exact order drawn, and won the Pick 4 top prize of $5,000 for that line on each of the 20 tickets.
The other winning line was played STRAIGHT/BOX, meaning the numbers could match in the exact order drawn to win $2,600 OR in any order drawn to win $100 for that line on each of the twenty tickets. This second line played STRAIGHT/BOX also matched the May 2 midday draw numbers in the exact order drawn.
Added together, the two winning lines on each $5 Pick 4 ticket won prizes totaling $7,600.
The 20 tickets with prizes of $7,600 each totaled $152,000.
The Pick 4 odds of winning $5,000 by playing STRAIGHT and matching the four numbers drawn in exact order are 1 in 10,000. The Pick 4 odds of winning $2,600 by playing STRAIGHT/BOX and matching the four numbers drawn in exact order are 1 in 417.