South Carolina man wins more than $100,000 after using lottery strategy he saw on reality TV
South Carolina man wins over $100,000 after using lottery strategy he saw on reality TV show where he spent $25 a week on Powerball tickets for three months
- By the end of this week, his seventh investment in the state lottery, the man won the top prize of $100,000
- ‘I didn’t even know how to play Powerball’, adding that he bought the winning ticket at a gas station in Hanahan
- The man initially won $50,000, but because he spent an extra dollar on PowerPlay, he got double the prize money
- In total, the winner could take home $69,000 after tax and spend some of that on a brand new car
- The odds of winning the lottery jackpot in your lifetime are one in 293 million
A man in South Carolina won over $100.00 after using a lottery strategy he learned from a reality TV show — he spent $25 a 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 a 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, the seventh time he entered the state lottery, the man won the top prize of $100,000.
“I didn’t even know how to play Powerball,” he chuckled, adding that he’d bought the winning ticket at a gas station in Hanahan.
The South Carolina Education Lottery announced Friday that a man who spent $25 a week on lottery tickets won the top prize of $100,000.
For three months, the man invested in Powerball tickets (file photo). He initially won $50,000, but ended up winning a six-figure total — $100.00 — after spending an extra dollar on PowerPlay
Comparing this week’s winning numbers to the numbers he chose, the man said he initially thought he’d only hit two numbers.
However, his wife took his ticket and compared both sets of numbers again, only to see that her husband had picked the winning Powerball number.
After looking at his lottery again, the man realized that five numbers matched, one short of winning the jackpot in the draw on May 28.
He won $50,000, but because he spent an extra dollar on PowerPlay, he eventually doubled the prize money and collected $100,000. In total, the winner earned $69,000 after taxes.
Since he was announced as the winner, the man has not wasted time buying a new car.
However, he hopes to win more as he still spends $25 a week on lottery tickets.
“I’m going to finish the three months,” he said.
The winner, who chose not to reveal himself, said he came up with the winning strategy after taking inspiration from an episode of the TV reality show “Lottery Change My Life.”
According to the South Carolina Education Lottery, the odds of matching four white ball numbers and the red Powerball number are one in 913,129.
The gas station that sold the winning ticket — Kwik Fill in Hanahan — received a $1,000 commission.
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.
Lottery spokesman Holli Armstrong said the winner did not want to be identified publicly.