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Lamar Woman is February’s $20,000 Instant Replay Winner
2/26/2015 1:06:45 PM

COLUMBIA, SC (February 26, 2015) – A Lamar woman won $20,000 and a microwave from the South Carolina Education Lottery.

If part of that sounds odd, wait until you hear how she won.

Instead of throwing away losing $1 and $2 scratch-offs, she entered hers online in the Lottery’s monthly Instant Replay Second-Chance Promotion for a chance to win cash and points for merchandise, and she won both.

This month she won cash, $20,000. She won points in a previous drawing that she redeemed for a microwave.

“You’d have thought I’d won $1 million,” she told lottery officials of her excitement when the microwave arrived at her doorstep.

She must have felt like she hit a jackpot winning $20,000.

“I couldn’t stand it,” she said when she got the call the cash was hers. “This takes the weight off my shoulders.”

Four other players won cash prizes and an additional 420 players won points redeemable for merchandise in the February 18 drawing. The Lottery’s next Instant Replay drawing is planned for March 18. A $100,000 cash drawing is planned for September 2015.

The odds of winning a prize in the Instant Replay Promotion depends on the number of entries received for each drawing.

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