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Fort Jackson Worker Scratches $100,000 Lottery Ticket
12/22/2011 8:36:49 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (December 22, 2011) – A Fort Jackson food service worker has won $100,000 playing the South Carolina Education Lottery.

“I feel terrific,” he said waiting to collect his prize.

He was shocked at first, but admitted the more time that past the better he felt.

“A load has been lifted off of me,” he said. “I’m feeling fine.”

As of this release, four top prizes of $100,000 remain in the $5 Pure Gold game.

The odds of winning $100,000 are 1 in 480,000.

Gaz-Bah #3 in Columbia received a commission of $1,000 for selling the claimed ticket.

Since the start of the Lottery in 2002, more than one million college scholarships and grants have been awarded to South Carolina’s students. In all, more than $2.6 BILLION has been transferred to support educational programs in the Palmetto State.

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