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Marion Woman is House Hunting with $200,000 Scratch-off Prize
8/25/2011 8:45:02 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (August 25, 2011) A Marion woman is looking forward to finding out just how far $200,000 will go in this housing market.

She won the down payment playing the South Carolina Education Lottery.

Im still going to work, she said laughing. But Im buying a house.

She told lottery officials when she scratched the Emerald Green 7s ticket she thought her eyes were playing tricks on her. She called her mom, and the two rode to Columbia together to collect the prize.

Im so happy, she said. I cant stop smiling.

The Marion winner claimed the last top prize in the ten dollar Emerald Green 7s game.

The odds of winning $200,000 are 1 in 497,142.86.

Every retailer that sells a claimed ticket of $10,000 or more earns a 1 percent retailer commission, capped at $50,000. Cruizers 03 in Florence received $2,000.

Since the start of the Lottery in 2002, more than 920,000 college scholarships and grants have been awarded to South Carolinas students. In all, more than $2.5 BILLION has been transferred to support educational programs in the Palmetto State.

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