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Sunday Paper Holds Columbia Woman’s $100,000 Lottery Win
6/6/2013 12:33:58 PM

COLUMBIA, SC (June 6, 2013) – Three weeks ago a Columbia woman sat down with her Sunday paper. She scanned the front page and then turned to the previous day’s lottery results.

A loyal Powerball® player, she eyed those numbers first.

“I didn’t win a thing,” she said disappointed.

Then she checked her Palmetto Cash 5 ticket. Printed in black and white the numbers 16, 18, 32, 34, and 38 matched those on her ticket for the on May 18 drawing.

“I hardly ever play Palmetto Cash 5,” she admitted. “I just did a $1 quick pick.”

That one quick pick was a $100,000 win.

Odds of winning $100,000 playing Palmetto Cash 5 are 1 in 501,942.

Had the winner spent the extra $1 to Power-Up, her $100,000 prize would have tripled to $300,000.

For selling the claimed ticket, Cheapway in Columbia received a commission of $1,000.

To date, lottery play has resulted in more than $3 billion transferred to support education.

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