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Two Midlands Powerball® Players Win Big This Weekend
5/2/2016 9:46:33 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (May 2, 2016) – Powerball® tickets worth $150,000 and $50,000 were sold in the Midlands for Saturday night’s draw. The Publix Super Markets Inc. #1383 on 847 Hwy. 378 W. in Lexington sold the $150,000 winning ticket. The $50,000 ticket was bought at the Simba Express 1 at 2900 Alpine Rd. in Columbia.

Both ticket holders matched four white ball numbers and the red Powerball® number. Because one player purchased PowerPlay® for an additional $1, their $50,000 prize multiplied to $150,000 when a “3” multiplier was selected.

Powerball® – Saturday, April 30
3 - 12 - 16 - 32 - 34 Powerball®: 14


Check your tickets. More than 18,000 players in South Carolina hold tickets for prizes from $4 up to $150,000. Of these, more than 7,500 players purchased PowerPlay® to see their non-jackpot winnings, excluding the Match 5 prize, multiplied by three. Players have 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prizes. For complete information on claiming prizes, visit sceducationlottery.com.

The odds of matching four white ball numbers and the red Powerball® number are 1 in 913,129. The odds of a 3X multiplier being selected are 1 in 3.23.

The estimated jackpot for Wednesday night’s drawing is $348 million.

Proceeds from every dollar spent by players on the South Carolina Education Lottery are returned to the state in the form of funding for education, prizes, retailer commissions, and payment to contractors for goods and services.

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