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$250,000 Mega Millions® Ticket Sold at “Obama Gas Station” in Columbia
7/18/2012 9:55:28 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (July 18, 2012) – A Columbia retailer where a winning Powerball® ticket worth $2 million was sold in April has now sold a Mega Millions® ticket worth $250,000 for Tuesday night’s drawing. Alhanik LLC, known around town as the “Obama Gas Station,” at 5831 N. Main St. in Columbia is quickly becoming a lucky lottery destination.

The ticket sold in Columbia matched all five white ball numbers drawn. Had the ticket holder purchased Megaplier® for an extra $1, the $250,000 prize would have been $1 million.

Mega Millions® – Tuesday, July 17
1, 13, 21, 49, and 55 Megaball®: 17

Check your tickets. More than 6,200 players in South Carolina hold tickets for prizes from $2 up to $250,000. Of these, more than 2,100 players paid the extra dollar to purchase Megaplier®. When claimed, these players will see their prize winnings multiplied by 4, the Megaplier® number drawn. Players have 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prizes. For complete information on claiming prizes, visit sceducationlottery.com.

The odds of winning $250,000 are 1 in 3,904,701.

Proceeds from every dollar spent by players on the South Carolina Education Lottery are returned to the state in the form of funding for education, prizes, retailer commissions, and payment to contractors for goods and services.

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