Mount Pleasant man wins $250,000 in SC Education Lottery

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) -- A winning lottery ticket worth $250,000 has been claimed by a man from Mount Pleasant.The ticket was sold at the Kangaroo Express on Bessemer Road. The store will receive a commission of $2,500 for selling the ticket.The winner says he saw his winning numbers while sipping his morning coffee. When he told his wife they were a quarter of a million dollars richer, he says she thought he was kidding.He assured her the numbers on his ticket matched the ones on the Lottery's website: 16, 29, 48, 52 and 54. "I never pick my own numbers, because I don't have any lucky numbers," he said waiting for the check in Columbia. "Maybe I'll write these down."While his ticket for the March 2 drawing missed the jackpot by one number, he still feels fortunate."My only regret is that I didn't spend the extra dollar for the multiplier," he said in a statement released by the South Carolina Education Lottery.

If he had bought the multiplier, his winnings would have totaled a million dollars.The couple says they are putting the winnings away for retirement.