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The Holidays Come Early for a Columbia Player Who Won $200,000!
11/4/2009 12:01:15 PM

COLUMBIA, SC (November 4, 2009) – Ronald Johnson is in a cheerful holiday mood and it doesn’t have anything to do with the date on the calendar. The Columbia resident just won $200,000 on a Holiday Riches instant ticket!
“I’ll help our kids and save some of the money,” Johnson said about his plans for the prize.
The lucky player purchased his winning ticket at Shiv Mart III in Columbia. The retailer received a 1 percent selling bonus of $2,000. 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.
Holiday Riches is a $10 ticket with an estimated $20.7 million in total prizes remaining, including six top prizes of $200,000.
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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