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Columbia Man Scores $400,000 Playing Palmetto Cash 5
10/23/2012 10:46:13 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (October 23, 2012) – Watching football on Sunday a Columbia man raised both arms but wasn’t signaling a touchdown.

“I was praising Jesus,” he said.

The lottery numbers he’s played for four years came in to win him $400,000.

The Palmetto Cash 5 player told lottery officials that family birthdates and favorite numbers made for a winning combination (9, 17, 29, 33, and 36). Sunday night, he slept with the winning ticket under his pillow.

“I feel great,” he said. “I’m so very thankful.”

Paying the extra $1 for Power-Up multiplied his $100,000 top prize to $400,000.

The odds of winning $400,000 playing Palmetto Cash 5 are 1 in 4,015,536.

For selling the claimed ticket, Food Fare in Columbia received a commission of $4,000.

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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