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12/17/2008 10:52:03 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (December 17, 2008) – Powerball® is bigger and better beginning January 4, 2009! To celebrate, the South Carolina Education Lottery (SCEL) is getting on board with Carnival® Cruise Lines to give away eight Caribbean cruises for two, taxes paid!
How can you cruise away with Powerball®? From Sunday, January 4, 2009 through Saturday, February 28, 2009, simply purchase a minimum of $5 in any combination of Powerball®, PowerPlay® and/or Multi Draws on a single ticket, fill out the generated entry form and mail to the designated address for your chance to win. All entries must be received by Friday, March 6, 2009, to qualify. For official rules, visit www.sceducationlottery.com.
Powerball® is America’s best known multi-state lottery game. In January, Florida becomes the 30th state to offer the game. The addition of Florida will give Powerball® a bigger starting jackpot, better odds and a new look. The starting jackpot will increase from $15 million to $20 million. Players who purchase the PowerPlay® multiplier and match five white ball numbers will now win $1 million.
Since the Lottery’s inception in 2002, the General Assembly has appropriated more than $2 billion for educational purposes through fiscal year 2009. In the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008, more than 97 cents of every dollar spent by players on the South Carolina Education Lottery is returned to the state in the form of contributions to education, prizes, retailer commissions, and payment to contractors for goods and services.

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