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4/7/2008 9:47:02 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (April 7, 2008) – A combination of special dates proved to be a winning recipe for an Indianland man who purchased a Palmetto Cash 5 ticket for the March 19 drawing.
With the numbers 5, 10, 12, 22, 36, and the Power-Up multiplier 4, Brett Eschert became the first Palmetto Cash 5 Top Prize Winner in 2008, claiming a $400,000 prize! Eschert increased his $100,000 winnings four times by purchasing the Power-Up multiplier option.
“This means we have a good head start in life,” Eschert said. “I feel pretty lucky. I’ve been playing the Lottery for years, and I like Palmetto Cash 5 the best,” the winner said.
Eschert, a married father with two young children, is preparing for the future. He has contacted a financial planner and will continue working.
Eschert purchased his winning ticket at Indianland Amoco in Fort Mill. Odds of winning a top prize in Palmetto Cash 5 are 1 in 501,942.
Since its inception in 2002, the South Carolina Education Lottery has launched more than 260 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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