Screaming Marion lottery winner to get new home

A Marion woman is going house hunting with her $200,000 lottery winnings.

"I'm paying cash for it," she said in a press release.

And she's very excited. The clerk that sold her the ticket said the woman started screaming when she thought she won $100,000. She kept scratching and found another $100,000 prize on the Fire & Ice ticket and the screaming started back up again.

"I started hollering," she said. "Then I hollered some more."

When she got home, she stuffed the ticket under her mattress and slept on it.

"I've been kind of calm," she claimed. "I don't want my blood pressure going up."

As of this release, four top prizes of $200,000 remain in the $10 Fire & Ice game.

The odds of winning $200,000 are 1 in 500,000.

Sawyers Convenience Store in Marion received a commission of $2,000 for selling the claimed ticket.

Since the start of the Lottery in 2002, more than one million college scholarships and grants have been awarded to South Carolina's students. In all, more than $2.6 BILLION has been transferred to support educational programs in the Palmetto State.