Woman Claims $100,000 Lotto Prize Via Mail
October 24, 2012 by UPI - United Press International, Inc.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (UPI) — South Carolina lottery officials said a woman with apparent faith in the U.S. Postal Service sent her $100,000 winning ticket to them in the mail.
The officials said the rules allow winners to mail tickets worth $100,000 or less, but the vast majority of six-figure winners prefer to collect their winnings in person at the Claims Center in Columbia, WMBF-TV, Myrtle Beach, S.C., reported Wednesday.
Claims Center workers said the woman, who won the money from a Carolina Panthers scratch-off ticket, told them she is a “local driver” from Surfside who decided to take “a chance” on the Postal Service rather than brave the 150-mile drive to Columbia.
Officials said the woman’s check is in the mail.