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January Stellar Month for MegaMatch 6 Players!
2/2/2009 3:08:34 PM

COLUMBIA, SC (February 2, 2009) – January started off the new year with a bang for MegaMatch 6 players with three jackpot-winning tickets sold!
A ticket purchased at B&B Store in Little River matched six numbers in the January 30 drawing and won the $675,000 jackpot; a ticket sold at Quick Pantry #9 in North Charleston won the $575,000 jackpot in the January 9 drawing; and on January 2, an $800,000 jackpot-winning ticket was bought at KMO #102 in Belton. So far, only the $575,000 jackpot-winning ticket sold in North Charleston has been claimed.
Thousands of additional MegaMatch 6 players won prizes from $7 up to the jackpot in each of the drawings.
A MegaMatch 6 ticket costs $5 and has three rows of six numbers in each row. Players win by matching four to six numbers in a single row or by matching five or more numbers contained in all three rows for a combination win. Players can win up to four times on a ticket. Drawings are held Tuesday and Friday evenings at 6:59. The MegaMatch 6 jackpot starts at $550,000 and grows at a minimum of $25,000 each drawing until won. Players have 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prizes.
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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