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Aiken County Man Claims $1 Million Prize!
10/20/2009 4:48:45 PM

COLUMBIA, SC (October 20, 2009) – “This is the best month of my life!” With those words a 27-year-old man from Aiken County claimed the $1 million prize he won playing Cash Bonanza Bonus!
The lucky player asked that his name not be publicized, but he did want to share his amazing winning experience.
“I scratched the ticket at the store,” the winner said. “But I just couldn’t believe I really won $1 million. I called my wife and told her about the lottery ticket, but she did believe it either.”
The couple has much to celebrate. Just a few weeks ago they welcomed twin boys into their family, adding instant playmates for their two-year-old.
“I think we’ll use some of the money to take a wonderful vacation,” the man added.
Ye Old Grocery Store in North Augusta sold the $1 million winning Cash Bonanza Bonus instant ticket. A retailer who sells a claimed ticket worth $10,000 or more receives a 1 percent selling bonus. Ye Old Grocery Store received a $10,000 bonus.
Cash Bonanza Bonus is a $10 instant ticket with approximately $23 million in total prizes remaining in the game.
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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