The South Carolina lottery game is called Holiday Cash Add-A-Play, and the rules are pretty simple: Get three Christmas tree symbols in any vertical, horizontal or diagonal line, and you win a prize.
Monday was Christmas, and some folks in the Palmetto State were feeling jolly.
"I don't play the lottery that much," Nicole Coggins of Liberty, S.C., told local NBC affiliate WYFF. "Every once in a while, I'll buy a Powerball ticket, but something told me to buy a lottery ticket." She paid an extra dollar to add a play.
The ticket was a winner, and she was excited.
"I was calling everyone I knew, 'I won $500,' " she recounted to the station: