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Irmo Store Sells Instant Carolina 5 Ticket Worth $147,059! Player Receives $100,000 Taxes Paid!
10/6/2009 4:21:34 PM

COLUMBIA, SC (October 6, 2009) - Friarsgate Supermart is celebrating a super day after selling an Instant Carolina 5 ticket worth $147,059! The win translated into a $100,000 taxes paid prize for the player. The lucky winner asked that her name not be made public.
Friarsgate Supermart, located at 100 N. Royal Tower Road in Irmo, received a 1 percent selling bonus of $1,470.59. Every retailer that sells a claimed ticket of $10,000 or more earns a 1 percent commission. The selling bonus is capped at $50,000.
Instant Caroline 5 is a $5 ticket with more than $10 million in total prizes remaining, including five top prizes of $147,059.
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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