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9/10/2008 10:15:02 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (September 10, 2008) - Gene Tucker takes life in stride. The Clinton resident has experienced many ups and downs in his life, but he believes that’s the way it goes. His most recent roller coaster ride ended with a $200,000 win!
“This isn’t really a big deal,” Tucker said after claiming one of the top prizes in the Cash Blast instant game. The 22-year-old has been to the Claims Center before. In 2007, the player one $1,000, and two years ago Tucker claimed a $50,000 prize.
“I do think I’m lucky. I only play the Lottery a few times a year, and it turns out pretty well for me. I think I get my good luck from my dad,” the modest man said.
Tucker plans to keep his current job and put his winnings to good use. He bought his lucky ticket at Horne’s General Store in Chappells.
Cash Blast is a $10 instant ticket with more than $18 million remaining in unclaimed prizes.
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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