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3/31/2009 12:22:09 PM

COLUMBIA, SC (March 31, 2009) – Palmetto Cash 5 tickets are scoring huge wins for lucky players! In only one week, four Palmetto Cash 5 top prizes were won totaling $1 million in prizes!
The top prize for Palmetto Cash 5 is $100,000. If a player spends an additional dollar to purchase the Power-Up option, he or she can multiply the top prize up to five times depending on the Power-Up number selected.
Recent Palmetto Cash 5 top prizes include two, $200,000 wins from the March 24 drawing (tickets sold in Pacolet and Seneca); a $100,000 top prize for the March 27 drawing (ticket sold in Greenwood); and a $500,000 prize from the March 30 drawing (ticket sold in Sumter).
January and February proved to be stellar months for Palmetto Cash 5 as well. Eight top prizes were won totaling $1.8 million!
Palmetto Cash 5 drawings are held Monday through Friday at 6:59 p.m. and are televised live on the South Carolina Education Lottery’s (SCEL) draw partner stations around the state. Odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 501,942.
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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