By Associated Press - Friday, July 3, 2020

BOILING SPRINGS, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina woman stopped at a convenience store to pick up her favorite lottery ticket but the store didn’t have it. But she didn’t go away empty handed.

She picked another ticket, scratched it and was surprised to find out that she was holding a $250,000 winner, The Spartanburg Herald-Journal reported.

“I started sobbing,” she said, according to a South Carolina Education Lottery news release.

The S & J Mart in Boiling Springs sold her the 50X ticket. S & J Mart received a commission of $2,500 for selling the claimed ticket.

The winner, also of Boiling Springs, told lottery officials that she was stunned by the result. “I sat staring at the ticket,” she said.

She flipped the ticket over and read the odds of winning - 1 in 810,000.

“I’m that one,” she said.

Four top prizes remain in the 50X game, which costs $10 to play.

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