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Sure, news of folks winning lottery prizes are a dime a dozen, but two reports that hit the news on Friday are remarkable in two ways.
First there's the how two unconnected Charleston men both won big prizes: $200,000 to a unnamed man who bought a $10 "Big Dollar Doubler" at Carters Fast Stop #3 in Ridgeville and $100,000 to an unnamed man who bought a "Money Multiplier" at Kangaroo Express #797 in North Charleston.
And remarkable once again as the man who won $100,000 is a contractor who was in Iraq and Afghanistan for years and is back in town to surprise his family — a surprise that will surely be doubled once he tells them he's won $100,000.
“I haven’t told my family yet, and I want to surprise them this weekend,” he said not wanting to release his name and spoil his plans.