Jan. 18 (UPI) — A South Carolina man said he left a fast food drive-through line without placing an order when he discovered he had won a $300,000 lottery prize.
The Anderson man told South Carolina Education Lottery officials he was waiting in a long drive-through line when he decided to scratch off a lottery ticket he had purchased earlier from the Expressway #25 store in Anderson.
The player said he was shocked when the $300,000 Money Match ticket revealed the top prize.
“I had to double and triple check it,” he said. “Then I had to make sure my heart was still working.”
The man said he ended up leaving the drive-through line without placing an order.
The winner said he already started to put his prize money to good use.
“I retired,” he said.