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Scratch a Ticket and Shuck an Oyster January 25
1/23/2009 3:37:41 PM

COLUMBIA, SC (January 23, 2009) – It’s called the “World’s Largest Oyster Festival” and features 65,000 pounds of crowd pleasing oysters in addition to foods from area restaurants! That’s why the South Carolina Education Lottery (SCEL) is on board to celebrate the 26th Annual Oyster Festival at Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant on Sunday, January 25.
SCEL staff will offer the complete lineup of tickets for sale beginning at 10:30 a.m. Players spending a minimum of $10 in tickets will have the opportunity to spin the prize wheel loaded with promotional items.
More than 10,000 people are expected to attend the Oyster Festival. Bring your oyster knife and join us; it’s sure to be a lot of fun!
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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