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Florence Woman Wins $200,000, Again
3/29/2012 8:25:51 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (March 29, 2012) – A Florence woman is no stranger to winning the Lottery.

For the second time in six years, she’s won $200,000 playing Palmetto Cash 5.

Is it luck?

More like consistency. She’s faithful to Palmetto Cash 5. Playing every day, sometimes she picks her own numbers and sometimes she opts for quick pick. She let the computer pick this one.

Beating the slightly more than 1 in a million odds not once, but twice now feels pretty good.

“I’m happy,” the winner said. “My kids are happy.”

She told lottery officials she was at home with her children when she checked the Palmetto Cash 5 ticket for the March 3 drawing (8, 10, 30, 32 and 35) to find out she won. Paying the extra $1 for Power-Up doubled her $100,000 winnings to $200,000 when a “2” was drawn.

It didn’t take her kids long to start thinking up ways to spend the cash.

“I haven’t made any plans yet,” she said.

Grannys One Stop in Dillon received a commission of $2,000 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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