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4/9/2008 3:26:17 PM

COLUMBIA, SC (April 9, 2008) – Patricia Johnson might be the name on her driver’s license, but she’s also known as “Lady Luck” along the Palmetto State’s coast. The Goose Creek resident recently won $200,000 playing Palmetto Cash 5!
“I’ve won quite a bit of money playing the Lottery’s different games,” Johnson said. “But this is the first time I’ve won a $200,000 prize! People want to hug me or touch me when they hear I won. I guess I am lucky,” she said.
Johnson admits she plays the Lottery almost every day, but she insists she plays responsibly. “This is my form of entertainment. I play the Lottery, and my husband fishes,” the lucky lady said.
Johnson quick picked her numbers for the Palmetto Cash 5 March 31 drawing. The winning numbers were 2, 6, 22, 27, and 38. The Power-Up multiplier was 2. Johnson doubled her $100,000 top prize by purchasing the Power-Up multiplier option.
Johnson bought her ticket at Sunoco Coop #2646 in Goose Creek. 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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