Beaufort friends split $100,000 scratch-off lottery ticket

Aerial panorama of Beaufort, South Carolina with cruise ship in port.

Two friends in Beaufort played the Lottery. One lost and the other one won $100,000. There’s no hard feelings between the two ladies.

“My friend was happy for me,” the winner told South Carolina Education Lottery officials. “I was excited and conflicted, because she deserved to win too.”

Her friend talked her into buying a ticket at the Amoco Food Shop on Boundary St. in Beaufort. She says they like to scratch tickets together, but she was tired of not winning and said the $3 Lady Jumbo Bucks Crossword ticket would be her last.

Since the win, she’s had a change of heart. “Every once in a while I might buy a ticket with her,” she laughed.

In the meantime, she’s buying a new house. One top prize of $100,000 remains in the $3 Lady Jumbo Bucks Crossword game, at odds of 1 in 600,000. For selling the claimed ticket, Amoco Food Shop in Beaufort received a commission of $1,000.

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