St. Stephen woman hits big lottery ticket, calls it her last one

A St. Stephen woman isn’t going to push her luck after winning $200,000 in the lottery. She said she has bought her last ticket.

“This is my day,” said the woman, who was not identified in a news release from the S.C. Education Lottery. She’s sticking to a promise she made herself to stop buying tickets if she ever won big.

Her final purchase was a $10 Lucky Red 7s ticket from the Santee Grocery in Salters. The ticket overcame odds of nearly 1 in 700,000 to win. All five top prizes in the game have been claimed.

“I’ve enjoyed playing,” she said, looking forward to spoiling her children, her grandchildren and herself with her winnings.

Hers wasn’t the only $200,000 win with a St. Stephen connection. Last week, a group of three winners split a $200,000 prize won on a Big Money scratch-off sold at the Corner Stop 43 on Byrnes Drive in St. Stephen. Three top prizes of $200,000 remain in the Big Money game, at odds of 1 in 600,000.

For selling these claimed tickets, both retailers received commissions of $2,000.