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Two Orangeburg Retailers Sell $200,000 Winning Lottery Tickets
3/29/2012 8:38:10 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (March 29, 2012) – Less than five miles separate the Sai Mart and Hickory Point #48 convenience stores in Orangeburg, where in less than two weeks both sold $200,000 winning lottery tickets to locals.

Two days ago, on March 26, an Orangeburg woman traveled to Columbia to claim her winning ticket purchased from the Hickory Point #48 at 3615 St. Matthews Rd. She paid $10 for one Extreme Green scratch-off and at home in her kitchen scratched to find $200,000.

The winner, with plans to help her family, told lottery officials until that moment the most she’d ever won playing the Lottery had been $500.

Closer in to town, a brother and sister-in-law walked out of the Sai Mart at 108 Whitaker Parkway with a $200,000 winner the two cashed in on March 13.

They told lottery officials the day before the family found two, four-leaf clovers in the yard.

“You had better buy a lottery ticket, it’s your lucky day today,” prophesized the brother-in-law.

He was right.

The pair scratched a Money Mania ticket and thought they’d only won $200, until three more zeros followed.

For selling the claimed tickets, both retailers received commissions of $2,000.

As of this release, two top prizes of $200,000 remain in the $10 Money Mania game and five on $10 Extreme Green game.

The odds of winning $200,000 playing Money Mania are 1 in 480,000. The odds of winning the same on Extreme Green are 1 in 497,142.86.

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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