Lottery player listens to her mom — and wins thousands off $2 ticket, SC officials say

·1 min read
SARA D. DAVIS/ASSOCIATED PRESS

One South Carolina woman is a lot richer after following a classic piece of advice — always listen to your mother.

In fact, it was her mother’s advice that led to the Upstate woman buying a $2 lottery ticket, South Carolina Education Lottery officials said in a March 25 news release.

“My Mom said to go ahead and try your luck,” the daughter said, after admitting she was unsure if she wanted to buy a lottery ticket.

The woman bought the ticket in Greenwood, and headed back to her mother’s home, where she scratched it on her porch.

A $30,000 win was revealed on the ticket — and the two women began to scream.

The daughter was quite busy a few days after cashing the ticket, she told officials.

“I’m looking for a new house,” she said.

The player had a 1 in 432,000 chance to win $30,000 in the Cash Drop game.

If you or a loved one shows signs of gambling addiction, you can seek help by calling the national gambling hotline at 1-800-522-4700 or visiting the National Council on Problem Gambling website.

Daughter listens to her mom’s lottery suggestion — and wins $1.6 million in Michigan

Reluctant man plays Washington slot machine after girlfriend insists — then he wins big