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South Carolina man wins more than $100,000 after using lottery strategy he saw on reality TV

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 6/26/2022 Alastair Talbot For Dailymail.Com

A man in South Carolina won more than $100,00 after using a lottery strategy that he learned from a reality TV show - spending $25 per week on Powerball tickets for three months. 

The winner, who has not been identified, claims to have been inspired by an episode of TLC's 'Lottery Changed My Life.' 

For three months, he experimented by spending $25 per week on lottery tickets and was patient enough to see his strategy come to fruition.

'The first week I won $500,' he told the South Carolina Education Lottery

By the end of this week, which was his seventh time he played the state's lottery, the man won the grand prize of $100,000.  

'I didn't even know how to play Powerball,' he chuckled, adding that he bought the winning lottery ticket at a gas station in Hanahan.

The South Carolina Education Lottery announced on Friday that a man who had spent $25 per week on lottery tickets won the grand prize of $100,000 © Provided by Daily Mail The South Carolina Education Lottery announced on Friday that a man who had spent $25 per week on lottery tickets won the grand prize of $100,000 For three months, the man invested in Powerball lottery tickets (file pic). He initially won $50,000 but ended up winning a total amount of six figures — $100,00 — after spending an extra dollar on PowerPlay   © Provided by Daily Mail For three months, the man invested in Powerball lottery tickets (file pic). He initially won $50,000 but ended up winning a total amount of six figures — $100,00 — after spending an extra dollar on PowerPlay  

While comparing this week's winning numbers with the ones he chose, the man said he initially thought that he had only matched two numbers. 

His wife, however, took his ticket and compared both sets of numbers once more, only to notice that her husband had chosen the winning Powerball number. 


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After looking at his ticket again, the man realized five numbers matched, one short of winning the jackpot in the drawing on May 28.

He won an amount of $50,000, but because he spent an extra dollar on PowerPlay, he ended up doubling the prize money, accumulating $100,000. In total, the winner pocketed $69,000 after taxes.

Since being announced as the winner, the man has wasted no time in buying himself a new car.

He hopes, however, to win more, as he is still spending $25 a week on lottery tickets.

'I'm going to finish out the three months,' he said. 

The winner, who has chosen not to reveal himself, said he came up with the winning strategy after being inspired by an episode of the TV reality show 'Lottery Change My Life' © Provided by Daily Mail The winner, who has chosen not to reveal himself, said he came up with the winning strategy after being inspired by an episode of the TV reality show 'Lottery Change My Life'

The odds of matching four white ball numbers and the red Powerball number are one in 913,129, according to the South Carolina Education Lottery.

The gas station that sold than the winning ticket — Kwik Fill in Hanahan — received a commission of $1,000.

The next Powerball jackpot in South Carolina is $312 million. 

Lottery tickets sold within the state are $2 and the odds of winning the jackpot are one in 293 million.

The winner declined to be publicly identified, according to lottery spokesperson Holli Armstrong.

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