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8/12/2008 3:55:35 PM

COLUMBIA, SC (August 12, 2008) Ė The MegaMatch 6SM jackpot has grown to more than one million dollars for the second time since the six-number game launched February 4. The jackpot for tonightís drawing is $1,023,045!
MegaMatch 6SM 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 6 months. More than 394,000 winning tickets have been purchased by MegaMatch 6SM players with prizes totaling more than $7.5 million since the game began. The last time the MegaMatch 6SM jackpot was hit was on June 6. The $1,110,104 jackpot winning ticket was sold at Lil Store on South Cherokee Street in Blacksburg.
MegaMatch 6SM drawings are held on Tuesday and Friday evenings at 6:59 and are televised live on SCELís draw partner stations around the Palmetto State. Players wanting to know more about MegaMatch 6SM can visit SCELís website, www.sceducationlottery.com, and click on the MegaMatch 6SM icon. There viewers can play the MegaMatch6SM 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 280 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 and a half years, the support the South Carolina Education Lottery has received from players and retailers is responsible for the General Assembly appropriating more than $2 billion for educational purposes through fiscal year 2009.


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