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Columbia Woman Wins $200,000 Instantly!
1/28/2009 2:35:43 PM


COLUMBIA, SC (January 28, 2009) – A Columbia woman’s unplanned visit to a convenience store resulted in a $200,000 payday!
The player doesn’t want to reveal her name, but did tell Lottery staff what led her to the S-Mart #17 in Columbia.
The winner was driving to work when her daughter called to say the daughter had left her pocketbook in the car. On the way to deliver the daughter’s purse, the lucky player stopped at the store and decided to buy a Cash Blast instant ticket.
The woman started scratching the ticket in the car. “When I saw I won $200,000, I started screaming,” she said. “I called my daughter to tell her the good news, but she didn’t believe me until I delivered her purse!”
Cash Blast is a $10 instant ticket with prizes from $10 up to the $200,000 top prize. There are three top prizes remaining in the game.
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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