Lake Wylie man wins $200K from lottery ticket picked by Rock Hill clerk

April 24, 2014 

— A Lake Wylie man won $200,000 off a ticket suggested by a Rock Hill store clerk, according to the S.C. Education Lottery.

Huy Pham recommended the new Stacks of Cash scratch-off at the H&H Mart on Willowbrook Avenue in Rock Hill. Pham says it’s not uncommon for customers to ask which lottery tickets are popular and which ones he’s seen the most wins on.

The $200,000 win was the store’s biggest, second to a $100,000 Palmetto Cash 5 ticket sold a few years back.

“I like to help the customers out,” Pham said in a statement released by lottery officials.

Seeing one of his regulars win right in front of him was a moment he won’t forget.

“I thought he was having a heart attack,” Pham said in the release. “He was breathing heavy and his chest was expanding up and down. I asked if he was OK.”

The winner declined to release his name.

For selling the claimed ticket, H&H Mart in Rock Hill received a commission of $2,000.

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