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Palmetto Cash 5 Expands Draws to Six Days a Week!
5/27/2009 2:51:41 PM


COLUMBIA, SC (May 27, 2009) – The South Carolina Education Lottery (SCEL) announces the Palmetto Cash 5 game will add a Saturday draw beginning June 6, 2009. The move will allow players the chance to win prizes up to $500,000 with POWER-UP six nights a week, Monday through Saturday. In 2007, Palmetto Cash 5 drawings were increased from three to five nights a week, Monday through Friday.
Players can begin purchasing tickets for the first Saturday Palmetto Cash 5 drawing on Tuesday, June 2, following the evening draw.
Here’s how the game is played: Palmetto Cash 5 is a five-number game where a player may choose five numbers from 1 to 38 or have the terminal generate a Quick Pick of five random numbers. There are four ways to match and win prizes from $1, for matching two numbers, up to $100,000, for matching all five numbers. Players have the option of spending an extra dollar per play for the chance to multiply all prizes by the POWER-UP number drawn 2, 3, 4, or 5 times. The price of each play is $1. Purchasing the POWER-UP multiplier option increases the price for each play from $1 to $2. Drawings are held at 6:59 p.m. and televised live on participating draw partner stations around the state.
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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