South Carolina man nearly bins $200k lottery ticket

COLUMBIA, SC – Carson Minick was counting his lucky stars this week as he collected a South Carolina Education Lottery win worth $200,000. The man, from Johnston, told of how he found the ‘Right on the Money’ scratch card on the floor of his truck and immediately assumed it was trash.

“It was trash but I thought I’d better take one more look.I couldn’t think then, and I still can’t think now,” Minick told lottery officials when he cashed in the ticket.

After over 30 years working in the construction business, Carson Minick intends to buy the home he has been renting. According to the lottery news release, the father of five, and grandfather to 15, has been thinking about buying his house for a while now but didn’t know how he would swing it.

‘Right on the Money’ is an instant win scratch card that costs $10. There are still $4.7 million in prizes available, including one $200,000 jackpot prize.

The store where the ticket was sold receives a bonus of $2,000 (one per cent of the total prize amount).

Published: November 24, 2010

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