Sumter Man Remains Calm After His $25,000 a Year for LIFE Win!

COLUMBIA, SC (June 1, 2018) – A Sumter man wins $25,000 a year for LIFE after purchasing a Lucky for Life ticket from Mozingos Grocery at 3350 N. Main Street in Sumter.

The ticket matched the first five numbers drawn in the May 28th drawing. The winner had the choice between $25,000 a year for life or a one-time cash payment of $390,000 if there are less than 21 winners. The “for life” prize is payable for the length of the winner’s natural life, with payments guaranteed for a minimum of 20 years.

Lucky for Life – Monday, May 28, 2018
4, 6, 13, 16, and 32 Lucky Ball: 7

The winner decided to take the one-time payout.

The Sumter man discovered his win at a retailer. The clerk told him, “You’ve got to go to Columbia.” The winner replied, “For what?” The clerk said, “You just hit a jackpot!” The winner didn’t let it go to his head and calmly said, “Well, okay then.” He told lottery officials he hasn’t visited Columbia since 2006.

The winner plans to pay off his home and put the rest in the bank.

The odds of winning $25,000 a year for life are 1 in 1,813,028.

Lucky for Life is a multi-state game offered in 26 jurisdictions. Tickets cost $2 with drawings on Mondays and Thursdays. South Carolina began selling Lucky for Life tickets in January 2015. In addition to the $25,000 a year for life prize, players can also win $1,000 a day for life and eight additional prizes.