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2/26/2008 9:39:30 AM

SCEL’s Powerball® players have won more than $5.8 million since beginning of year! COLUMBIA, SC (February 26, 2008) – A quick trip to the convenience store proved a lucky stop for an Upstate man when on a whim he purchased a Powerball® ticket. That ticket held five of the six winning Powerball® numbers chosen during the Wednesday, February 20 drawing and translated into a $200,000 prize!
The winner, who chooses to keep his identity private, says he did not realize he had won so much money. “I thought the amount was about $500. I didn’t know until I checked the numbers at home on my computer that I’d won $200,000! It’s still hard to believe,” the player said.
The South Carolina native is considering ways to spend his winnings. “I’ve been in the market for a new house for a while. Now I might move a little faster,” he said.
The 30-year-old man quick picked his Powerball® numbers. He says he plays Powerball® and occasionally Palmetto Cash 5. He purchased his winning ticket at Sav Way #209 in Gray Court.
The winning white numbers in the February 20 drawing were 9, 12, 20, 22, and 36. The red Powerball® was 31 and the PowerPlay® was 3. The jackpot was $100 million! Another $200,000 winning Powerball® ticket was sold in Sumter. That player has not come forward to claim the prize.
Since January 1, players in South Carolina have won more than $5.8 million in Powerball® prizes! Approximately $2 million has been won in top prizes of $200,000 or more. The current Powerball® jackpot for the Wednesday, February 27 drawing is an impressive $133 million!
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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