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Goose Creek Man Wins $155,555 Playing Fantastic 5s!
8/12/2009 3:24:52 PM

COLUMBIA, SC (August 12, 2009) When Thomas Laprise purchased a $10 Fantastic 5s instant ticket, he had a good feeling, but was still amazed when the ticket revealed a top prize of $155,555!
I was so shocked and happy, the Goose Creek resident said.
Leprise plans to share the prize with his family and hopes to take a nice vacation or two.
The 28-year-old winner purchased his Fantastic 5s ticket at Big Ts LLC, located at 402 St. James Avenue in Goose Creek. A retailer who sells a claimed ticket of $10,000 or more receives a 1% selling bonus.
There are five Fantastic 5s top prizes still left in the game with more than $13 million in total prizes remaining.
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