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6/3/2008 3:29:48 PM

COLUMBIA, SC (June 3, 2008) – A $1 million plus MegaMatch 6™ jackpot is up for grabs for the first time since the six-number game launched February 4. The jackpot for tonight’s drawing is $1,031,555!
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.
Thousands of players have won prizes from $7 to the jackpot in the past four months. More than 190,000 winning tickets have been purchased by MegaMatch 6™ players with prizes totaling more than $3.9 million since the game began. The last time the MegaMatch 6™ jackpot was hit was on April 4. The $700,000 jackpot was won by Steven Rose of Flat Rock, NC. He purchased his winning ticket at the Roadrunner Market #159 in Landrum.
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. 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. Players can win by matching four or more numbers on a single line or by matching five or more numbers within all three lines.
Since its inception in 2002, the South Carolina Education Lottery has launched more than 270 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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