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Summer Fun Tour
5/22/2002

COLUMBIA, SC (May 23, 2002) – The Lottery Express, a 2002 Ford Excursion, is on the road again – this time promoting the June 17 start of the Carolina 5 game. The Lottery Express will travel around the state stopping at various retail locations from Monday, June 10, through Friday, June 14.

Carolina 5 is the second numbers game offered by the South Carolina Education Lottery (SCEL). The uniqueness of this game is that it offers a top prize of $100,000 taxes paid. “If the player wins, the lottery will write them a check for $100,000 dollars,” says SCEL Director of Marketing and Sales, Pat Koop. “No other lottery has offered their players this kind of pay out.”

Unlike Pick 3, players can choose five unique numbers ranging from 1 to 36. If their numbers are drawn, they are a winner regardless of the combination.

There will be one drawing a week, held on Fridays at 10:59pm on WLTX in Columbia, WCBD in Charleston, WPDE/WMMB in Florence- Myrtle Beach and WSPA in Spartanburg/Greenville.

The Lottery Express will depart from Columbia daily and make stops in several locations throughout the day before returning to Columbia each evening.

The Lottery Express begins day one, June 10, in Columbia and will travel east towards Santee, Holly Hill and Hanahan. From there, the Lottery Express will go island-hopping in the Charleston area, visiting the Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, James Island and Johns Island, before returning to the mainland to begin the homeward stretch. The Lottery Express will stop in Ravenel, Hollywood and Walterboro on its return trip to Columbia.

The second day, the Lottery Express will travel to the Spartanburg vicinity to visit destinations such as Joanna, Woodruff, Roebuck, Duncan, Lyman, Inman, Boiling Springs and the City of Spartanburg. Before returning home to Columbia in the early evening, the Lottery Express will swing through Blacksburg, Chester and Winnsboro.

On June 12, the third day of the tour, the Lottery Express will return to the Upstate, traveling to Fountain Inn, Simpsonville, Mauldin, Greer, Taylors, Liberty, Fair Play, Belton, Ware Shoals, Greenwood, Ninety-Six and finally Saluda.

On Thursday, June 13, the fourth day of the tour, the Lottery Express will make its way through the Pee Dee to the Myrtle Beach vicinity greeting people in Camden, Hartsville, McColl, Mullins, Loris, Longs, Little River, North Myrtle Beach, Socastee and Sumter.

On its final leg on June 14, the Lottery Express will travel to destinations such as Lexington, Batesburg, Johnston, Edgefield, Warrenville, Williston, Fairfax, Estill, Varnville, Branchville, and Bowman.

The complete Lottery Express Tour and an interactive map of destinations is posted on the South Carolina Education Lottery’s website (www.sceducationlottery.com.)

For more detailed information about Lottery Express stops, contact Emily Ford at 803-254-8158.

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