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Elgin Resident Wins $1 Million!
3/17/2009 10:32:12 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (March 16, 2009) – Good news spreads fast! Word of a winning $1 million ticket sold in Elgin is sweeping the streets of the small Kershaw County town.
White Pond Food N Beverage in Elgin sold the lucky ticket worth $1 million. The Carolina Millionaires Club instant ticket was scratched by an Elgin resident inside the store.
The winner, who does not wish to be identified, said the first thing that came to mind.
“Can I buy your store?” the winner joked.
“No, it’s not for sale,” replied the retailer.
White Pond Food N Beverage received a 1 percent bonus for selling the claimed ticket.
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 was 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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