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5’s are Lucky for Columbia Woman
6/8/2012 11:14:34 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (June 8, 2012) – If it wasn’t for a pregnant friend’s indigestion, a Columbia woman wouldn’t have stopped at the El Cheapo on N. Main St. in Columbia for antacids and a lottery ticket.

The Rolaids® cured her friend. The $5 lottery ticket made the Columbia woman feel better too. She won $155,555.

“I fell to my knees,” she said, holding on to the Fantastic 5’s ticket with both hands.

The winner plans to buy a house and a car.

“My friend laughed at me when I bought the ticket,” she said. “But I told her one day I was going to hit it big.”

“Five is my lucky number,” she said.

As of this release, one top prize of $155,555 remains in the Fantastic 5’s game. Odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 600,000.

El Cheapo received a commission of $1,555 once the ticket was claimed.

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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