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Conway Resident Wins $1 MILLION Powerball® Prize
8/6/2012 10:47:18 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (August 6, 2012) – A Conway resident has claimed the $1 million Powerball® prize from last Wednesday night’s drawing.

It was a case of beginner’s luck.

“It was my first time playing,” the local admitted.

Feeling upset, the winner stopped at the Tiger Mart #19 on Wright Blvd. in Conway and bought the lottery ticket to feel better.

It worked. The $2 ticket overcame the 1 in 5 million plus odds to match all five numbers drawn on August 1 to win $1 million (3, 16, 48, 56, and 58 PB: 4).

“This is too good to be true,” the millionaire said.

The winner wants to keep the win and plans private.

Tiger Mart #19 in Conway received a commission of $10,000 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 $2.8 BILLION has been transferred to support educational programs in the Palmetto State.

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