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Lottery Win Inspires Entrepreneurial Bug
8/17/2011 8:45:35 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (August 17, 2011) – A Bluffton woman is using her lottery winnings to start her own business.

“I’ve always wanted to open my own little book store,” she told lottery officials when she arrived to collect on a $200,000 scratch-off.

She scratched the 20X The Money instant ticket alone at home. Her husband walked in to find her with her face flushed. He was worried something was wrong. She was stunned.

“I’m getting something I’ve always wanted,” she said.

As of this release, one top prize of $200,000 remains in the ten dollar 20X The Money game.

The odds of winning $200,000 are 1 in 480,000.

Every retailer that sells a claimed ticket of $10,000 or more earns a 1 percent retailer commission, capped at $50,000. Messex One Stop Service Inc. in Bluffton received $2,000.

Since the start of the Lottery in 2002, more than 920,000 college scholarships and grants have been awarded to South Carolina’s students. In all, more than $2.8 BILLION has been appropriated to support educational programs in the Palmetto State through June 2012.

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