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Winning Lottery Ticket Pays for Walk Down The Aisle
8/28/2012 11:26:15 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (August 28, 2012) – The father of the bride is breathing easier now that his daughter has won $100,000 playing the South Carolina Education Lottery.

The cash will take care of the wedding and the bride’s student loans.

The young woman was visiting family in Hartsville when she stopped at the Markette Store #5 on North 5th Street and took a chance on a scratch-off named Pure Gold.

“I don’t buy a lot of tickets,” she admitted. “I felt lucky and decided on that one.”

The $5 ticket overcame the 1 in 480,000 odds to win the last top prize in the Pure Gold game.

For selling the claimed ticket, Markette Store #5 in Hartsville received a commission of $1,000.

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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