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$212 MILLION Powerball® Jackpot Drawing Tonight
8/8/2012 12:39:35 PM

COLUMBIA, SC (August 8, 2012) – Tonight’s Powerball® jackpot drawing is for an estimated $212 million.

To win it, someone will have to overcome staggering odds of 1 in 176 million. Six South Carolina Education Lottery players have done so, but countless others have found lower-tier prizes to be satisfying.

Last Wednesday, the first Powerball® ticket a Conway resident purchased missed the advertised $158 million jackpot by a single number. A $1 million consolation prize was fine with the winner, who is looking to purchase a new home. The winner would have been a millionaire two times over had an extra $1 been spent for PowerPlay®.

PowerPlay® paid off for winners in Pelzer and Charleston last weekend, who saw their would be $10,000 Powerball® prizes increased to $40,000.

Getting one number right is worth something, as long as it’s the red Powerball® number. Match the Powerball® number and you are looking at a $4 win. More than10,000 South Carolina lottery players did so last weekend, with close to 4,000 spending the extra $1 on PowerPlay® to see their tickets are worth $12 when claimed.

But if it’s multi-millions you’re after, tonight’s $212 million jackpot with a cash payout of $142 million is your ticket. Play by 9:59 p.m. for the 10:59 p.m. drawing. Tickets are $2 and available at lottery retailers statewide.

Good luck, South Carolina.

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