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MEDIA ALERT - Come Meet the $259.9 Million Powerball® Jackpot Winner!
8/25/2009 1:36:21 PM

MEDIA ALERT

Come Meet the $259.9 Million Powerball® Jackpot Winner!


WHO: Come meet the $259.9 million Powerball® jackpot winner today! South Carolina’s newest multi-millionaire is ready to share his winning experience with the media.

WHAT: NEWS CONFERENCE to introduce the $259.9 million Powerball® jackpot winner.

WHEN: 3:00 p.m. TODAY (Tuesday, August 25)

WHERE: SCEL Columbia Claims Center
1309 Assembly Street
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 253-4004

Notes: The lucky player bought his jackpot winning Powerball® ticket at Murphy USA #7057 on Garners Ferry Road in Columbia. The lucky ticket correctly matched all five white ball numbers plus the red Powerball® to win the $259.9 million 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® multiplier was 5.


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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