A West Columbia couple recently won $300,000 after purchasing a winning $10 Instant Jackpot scratch-off ticket.

The lucky ticket was bought from the Smart Stop store on Platt Springs Road. After purchasing the ticket, the couple scratched the stub while sitting in their car parked outside the establishment. After doing so, they were left dumbfounded by the six-figure earning that the ticket had revealed. The boyfriend immediately went back into the store to scan the ticket to make sure about their win, WLTX reported.

“The store clerk fist bumped him,” the girlfriend said. “It was amazing. We felt butterflies.”

When asked about how they plan to spend their prize money, the couple stated that they intend to use the cash to buy a new truck and use the remaining amount for home improvements and for their upcoming wedding.

“We’re going to live happily ever after,” the boyfriend said.

Meanwhile, the Smart Stop in West Columbia received a commission of $3,000 for selling the winning ticket.

In a similar but unrelated incident, a few lucky people have made great money after scoring huge prizes with California Lottery's scratchers, KRON4 News reported.

According to California Lottery officials, four lucky tickets were purchased in the Bay Area just this month.

A winner, identified as Kevin Ghee, won a $10million prize on a Monopoly Scratchers ticket that he bought at Adobe Beverage and Deli in Petaluma.

“My change was one penny and when the clerk handed it to me, he said, ‘Here’s your lucky penny,’ and that’s what I scratched my ticket with,” Ghee said.

When asked about what he plans to do with the prize money, Ghee said that he wants to buy a house, start college funds for his kids, and invest the remaining amount.

Meanwhile, two winning tickets were also purchased in Napa. A man, identified as Alexander Martinez, won a $1-million prize on a Plus the Money Scratcher. Martinez reportedly bought the ticket at the Lucky store on Trancas Street.

A woman named Florita Alvarez, on the other hand, won $750,000 from a Mystery Crossword Scratchers ticket that she bought at Browns Valley Chevron on First Street.

Similarly, in Santa Clara County, a man named Jose Zayala Jr. won a million dollars on a Red Hot 10’s Scratchers ticket. Zayala reportedly bought the ticket at Chevron on North First Street in San Jose.

In another cause for celebration, a Polk County man named Michael Martens, 41, of Davenport, recently claimed the top prize of $1 million from the Florida Lottery's Gold Rush Limited scratch-off game. Martens chose to receive his winning prize amount as a one-time lump-sum payment of $795,000, 10 Tampa Bay reported.

Martens bought the winning ticket from the Publix supermarket on Champions Gate Boulevard in Davenport. The Publix store will get a $2,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

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Seventy-eight lottery players won prizes for the drawing held on Feb. 3. Meanwhile, a couple who have been playing the same digits for the past two decades has bagged a $1.9 million lottery prize. This is a representational image. Photo by Denis Charlet/AFP via Getty Images

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