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Media Alert: Photo Opportunity in LAMAR
8/18/2009 12:18:24 PM

WHO: It is exciting news for Short Trip #6 in Lamar, and the opportunity for a great photo as the South Carolina Education Lottery (SCEL) presents the retailer with an oversized check for $17,906.41 for selling the jackpot winning MegaMatch 6SM ticket! SCEL's Executive Director, Paula Harper Bethea, is expected to be on hand to congratulate the retailer.

WHAT: Short Trip #6 in Lamar recently sold the lucky MegaMatch 6SM ticket worth $1,790,641, which was claimed, resulting in the retailer receiving a 1 percent selling bonus.

The $1.7 million prize is the largest jackpot in the history of the MegaMatch 6SM game.

The MegaMatch 6SM jackpot winner, Samuel Wright, of Lynchburg, claimed his ticket
on August 3.

WHERE: Short Trip # 6
415 Boykin Avenue
Lamar, SC
(843) 326-1943

WHEN: Thursday, August 20, 2009, 3 p.m.

Since the Lottery's inception in 2002, the General Assembly has appropriated more than $2.2 billion for educational purposes through fiscal year 2010. Approximately 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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