When he paid in his Powerball ticket, an Upstate South Carolina man was shocked to hear he had won $500,000.
It was only after the lottery employees in Columbia recognised that he had won more than $500 that they allowed him to scan the ticket and check for himself how much he had won.
The experience was priceless, he remarked. “Wow. How much money I had won was a complete surprise.
Playing Powerball with Double Play, the chances of earning $500,000 are 1 in 11,688,054.
Publix Super Market #874 in Greenville, SC, earned a $5,000 commission for selling the ticket that had been claimed.