“This is so unbelievable,” said Rowley, age 48. “I feel so incredibly lucky right now – I can’t stop shaking.”
Rowley explained that after winning $100 on Extreme 13 the previous week, he decided to buy four more tickets. “The second ticket I scratched was the big winner so I gave the rest to the cashier without even checking them,” said Rowley.
Rowley explained that he plans to include the cashier when he shares his winnings with friends and family. He also plans to take an Alaskan cruise.
Rowley purchased his top-prize winning ticket from Valero Corner Store #615 on Veteran’s Memorial Drive in Abbeville.
Extreme 13 is a $5 game that features the chance to win up to 15 times on each ticket. The game has two $100,000 top prizes remaining as of today.
Players must be at least 21 years old to purchase a Lottery ticket.
The Lottery encourages anyone who has a gambling problem or friends and family of anyone with a gambling problem to call toll-free 1-877-770-7867 for help. For security purposes, the Lottery also encourages players to sign the back of their ticket immediately after purchasing.