A man from South Carolina almost lost $300,000 after forgetting he bought a scratch-off lottery ticket at the gas station.
According to the South Carolina Education Lottery, the man who wished to remain anonymous drove around with the winning ticket for two days before he remembered he had bought it.
The man told lottery officials that he forgot about the ticket that he threw in the car’s console.
After he remembered the ticket, he scratched it off and realized he had a winner. He told lottery officials that he was overwhelmed with joy as he drove to the Claims Center in Columbia to collect his prize.
A bottle of water and a winning ticket were purchased at the Pitt Stop #03 on Wilson Blvd in Blythewood.
A convenience store received a commission for selling the winning ticket.
The man did not say what he would do with the money.
According to The State newspaper, South Carolina is one of the eight states that allow lottery winners to remain anonymous. Delaware, Kansas, Georgia, Maryland, North Dakota, Ohio and Texas are some of the other states.
The winner of the $300,000 Fun Fortune game had a 1 in 900,000 chance to win one of three grand prizes.
The two top prizes haven’t been won yet, lottery officials said.