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Surfside Beach Store Sells $50,000 Powerball® Ticket! Vacationing Pennsylvanian Claims Prize
8/24/2009 4:04:34 PM

COLUMBIA, SC (August 24, 2009) – A Pennsylvania resident’s impromptu decision to buy a Powerball® ticket in South Carolina scored him a $50,000 prize!
“I’m very excited to win,” said Arturo Alleyne. The winner and his wife were vacationing on the coast when they bought the Powerball® ticket for the August 19 drawing at the Kangaroo Express # 3482, located at 501 Highway 17 North, in Surfside Beach.
“We’ll share the money with family and then use some to do a few home improvement projects,” Alleyne said.
His lucky ticket matched four of the five winning white ball numbers plus the red Powerball® to win a $10,000 prize. Alleyne purchased the PowerPlay® option which multiplied his winnings by five, the multiplier drawn. (Winning numbers: 14, 24, 31, 43, 51 Powerball® 27 and PowerPlay ®5).
A retailer who sells a claimed ticket worth $10,000 or more receives a 1 percent selling bonus. Kangaroo Express #3482 received a $500 bonus.
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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