A Johnston woman said she had to take an extra dose of blood pressure medication after finding out she won thousands of dollars off a lottery ticket purchased in North Augusta.


“I had to take an extra pill,” she said in a press release. “I was so excited and nervous.”


The woman’s hands were shaking when she turned over the winning Heritage Classic Foundation scratch-off ticket worth $75,000 to lottery officials in Columbia, according to the S.C. Education Lottery.


“I’ve never won anything in my life,” she said.


Her husband gave her $5 to spend the day she bought the ticket. She paid $3 for the winning Heritage ticket at the Kangaroo Express #3256 on Edgefield Road in North Augusta.


The Kangaroo Express clerk picked the ticket for her.


She won enough to buy herself a new car and take her husband on a trip to the mountains, the winner told lottery officials.


“I don’t care for the beach,” she admitted.


All three top prizes of $75,000 to be won on the ticket have been claimed. Odds of winning the top prize were one in 520,000, according to the S.C. Education Lottery.


For selling the claimed ticket, Kangaroo Express #3256 in North Augusta received a commission of $750.