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2/22/2008 12:29:11 PM

COLUMBIA, SC (February 22, 2008) – Thousands of players know first hand what it feels like to play and win the South Carolina Education Lottery’s (SCEL) newest game, MegaMatch 6™!

Since the game’s launch on Monday, February 4, players have won more than $400,000 in total prizes!

“During the first two weeks of MegaMatch 6™ more than 36,000 players have taken home prizes from $7 to $5,000. This is a testament to the unique play style of MegaMatch 6™. This exciting game offers more ways to match and more ways to win for more players,” said David Barden, SCEL Director of Marketing and Product Development.

Players wanting to know more about MegaMatch 6™ can visit SCEL’s website www.sceducationlottery.com and click on the MegaMatch 6™ icon. There viewers can play the MegaMatch 6™ simulator to familiarize themselves with the new play style and ways to win.

MegaMatch 6™ is a $5 ticket and features a rolling jackpot starting at $550,000. When the jackpot is not won, the prize increases by at least $25,000 for the next drawing. The current MegaMatch 6™ jackpot is $675,000 for the Friday, February 22 drawing.

MegaMatch 6™ drawings are held on Tuesday and Friday evenings at 6:59 and are televised live on SCEL’s draw partner stations around the Palmetto State.

Since its inception in 2002, the South Carolina Education Lottery has launched more than 250 instant games and six online games. Currently, SCEL offers 39 instant games and five online games. SCEL produces an average of four new games each month in a variety of themes, play styles, and price points of $1-$10. During the past six years, the support the South Carolina Education Lottery has received from players and retailers is responsible for the General Assembly appropriating more than $1.74 billion for educational purposes through fiscal year 2008.


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