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Summerville Couple Wins Trip to Las Vegas in Players’ Club Promotion
10/4/2011 4:07:33 PM

COLUMBIA, SC (October 4, 2011) – Gary Hiott’s a classic rock kind of guy. His wife likes country music.

When the Summerville couple won concert tickets from the South Carolina Education Lottery to attend the iHeartRadio® Music Festival in Las Vegas, NV, it’s no surprise they skipped out on the concert featuring the likes of Lady Gaga.

“I don’t care for her,” confessed the 57-year-old truck driver.

Instead, the first timers to “Vegas” took in what the town had to offer.

“We gambled,” he said. “It was great.”

Hiott heard about the Lottery’s Las Vegas trip promotion on the radio. Incidentally, he’s won a cruise to the Bahamas, golf passes, and Family Circle Cup tickets all by calling into radio stations.

For this one, he didn’t have to dial in as the tenth caller. Instead, he joined the Lottery’s Players’ Club, for free, online at sceducationlottery.com. Hiott and his wife have always wanted to travel to Las Vegas and were delighted to win the trip.

“Back when the Lottery started, I bought a $2 ticket and won $2,000,” he said. “This is better.”

Las Vegas was good to Hiott.

“We came back with more than we left with,” he joked.

Membership in the Lottery’s Players’ Club is free. Join by visiting sceducationlottery.com. Members receive monthly emails from the Lottery with news and promotional updates. In addition to the Las Vegas trip, Players’ Club members have won prize packs, USC and Clemson autographed footballs and event tickets.

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