Lottery player’s sudden change of mind leads to $200,000 prize

A South Carolina man said he was about to buy a lottery ticket when he suddenly changed his mind, bought a different ticket and won a $200,000 prize.

The Lowcountry man told South Carolina Education Lottery officials he was about to buy a scratch-off lottery ticket from the Circle K store on Highway 17 North in Mount Pleasant when a $5 Power Play ticket caught his eye.

“Something told me to grab that ticket instead,” the man said.

That “something” turned out to be a lucky impulse when the first number the player scratched off earned him a $200,000 jackpot.

The winner said he is not in a rush to spend his newfound fortune.

“I’m going to save it for now,” he said.