NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – An instant ticket scratch-off won a North Charleston woman $30,000.
Officials with the South Carolina Education Lottery said the woman purchased a “Space Invaders” ticket for $2.00 at the Kelly Quick Stop on Rivers Ave. in North Charleston.
She needed to take a double-take at the numbers, “I got a magnifying glass,” she said. “I almost passed out,” she said as a winning $30,000 came into focus.
While the winner admits she wasn’t familiar with the 1980s SPACE INVADERS arcade game that the ticket was based on, the aliens on the ticket caught her eye.
Lottery officials said her win leaves three top prizes of $30,000 in the SPACE INVADERS instant ticket game at odds of 1 in 432,000.
Kelly Quick Stop in North Charleston received a commission of $300 for selling the claimed ticket.