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MEDIA ALERT - $259.9 Million Powerball® Jackpot Hit in South Carolina!
8/20/2009 8:52:47 AM

$259.9 Million Powerball® Jackpot Hit in South Carolina!

WHO: Nothing could be finer! Murphy USA #7057, on Garners Ferry Road, has earned a spot in lottery record books! The retailer sold the Powerball® jackpot winning ticket worth $259,900,000. The lucky ticket correctly matched all five white ball numbers plus the red Powerball® to win the $259,900,000 prize!

This is the largest Powerball® jackpot winning ticket sold in South Carolina since inception in 2002. The winning white ball numbers in the Wednesday, August 19, drawing were 14, 24, 31, 43, and 51. The red Powerball® was 27 and the PowerPlay® was 5.

WHAT: Press Conference! South Carolina Education Lottery Executive Director Paula Harper Bethea will be at the retailer to discuss this exciting time in SCEL’s history.

WHERE: Murphy USA #7057
7530 Garners Ferry Road (in front of Wal-Mart)
Columbia, SC 29209
(803) 647-1414

WHEN: 10:30 a.m. TODAY

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.

CONTACT: Stephanie Summers Hemminghaus
Product Relations Coordinator
Work (803) 737-2399
Cell (803) 667-2824

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