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$2 MILLION Powerball® Winner Gone Fishing
4/10/2012 11:07:14 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (April 10, 2012) – The fish are biting out on Lake Wateree, and that’s where you’ll find the Lottery’s latest winner. His old boat has been misbehaving, but Saturday’s Powerball® drawing has gifted him a new one.

He can also afford a new truck to pull the boat with his $2 MILLION Powerball® payday.

“I’m rich,” he screamed when the family birth dates he’s played for a decade matched the white ball results in Sunday’s newspaper (5, 13, 17, 20, and 30 PB: 18).

The winner suspected he won $200,000, and was visibly shaken when lottery officials informed him he was a millionaire, two times over.

Paying the extra $1 for PowerPlay® is what increased his $1 million prize to $2 million.

“I’ve been playing ever since you opened,” he said raising his fist to heaven.

“Thank you,” he said.

The odds of winning $2 MILLION playing Powerball® are 1 in 5,153,633.

Alhanik in Columbia received a commission of $20,000 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 $2.7 BILLION has been transferred to support educational programs in the Palmetto State.

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