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Powerball® billboards are going up!

Columbia, SC: If you are traveling to Georgia on Interstate 85 in the Upstate or Interstate 95 in Jasper or just heading north on Interstate 26, you might just see a billboard with “Million” on it. That’s because Powerball® billboards are being outfitted across the state this week in anticipation of the start of the game on October 5th.

“These billboards were placed along the major arteries of the state,” said SCEL Director of Marketing and Sales. “This will let all South Carolinians, as well as those entering or leaving the state, know what the current jackpot is.”

More than 20 billboards will inform lottery players what the current jackpot is for Powerball®. The minimum jackpot is for the multi-state game is $10 million dollars.

“If a player took the $10 million in one lump sum, they would win at least $19 dollars a minute for a year,” said Koop. “That’s $27,397 dollars a day!”

Not only will you begin to see Powerball® billboards, but as part of the Powerball® launch, the South Carolina Education Lottery (SCEL) will be giving away a red “Power Bug.” The Power Bug, a red Volkswagen Super Beetle filled with red balls, will travel to several locations around the state. Participants will have the chance to guess the amount of red balls in the Power Bug. The person with the correct answer will win the car on October 9th.

The lottery has partnered with several radio stations across the state to promote the give-a-way. Each “Power Bug” promotion will begin at 10:30 am. If you can not attend the on-site promotion, a picture of the “Power Bug,” filled with the ping-pong balls will be posted on our website: www.sceducationlottery.com and people can mail in their entries.

The “Power Bug” will be at the following locations from 10:30am-2pm.

Wednesday, September 25, 2002
Carolina Wings
7587 St. Andrews Rd
Irmo, SC 29063

Thursday, September 26, 2002
Scotchman #48
1590 Highway 17/Hwy 17 & Brooksville Rd.
Little River, SC 29566

Friday, September 27, 2002
Speedway Super America #211
1515 Hwy 17
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

Saturday, September 27, 2002
Irmo Okra Strut

Monday, September 30, 2002
Pulliam Wray Volkswagen

Tuesday, October 1, 2002
Lil Cricket #334
2904 Wade Hampton Blvd.
Taylors, SC 29687

Wednesday, October 2, 2002
Circle K #5116
262 Carowinds Blvd.
Fort Mill, SC 29687

Thursday, October 3, 2002
Pilot Travel Center #337
2015 W. Lucas St.
US 52 & 1-95 at Exit 164
Florence, SC 29501

Here are the locations for the Billboards.

US 17 S 1.33 m South of SC 544 E/S (Surfside/MB Metro)
US 501 4.31 m West of Forestbrook Rd.
1605 Laurens Rd. Eeast of Lindsey (Greenville Metro)
W/S I-85 South of S-42-242
North I-77 South of Hwy 160 (Exit 85)
North I-26, West of US 21
East I-26, East of Redmount Rd.(Char. Metro)
East I-95, South of SC 63
993 Ashville Hwy (Spartanburg Metro)
West I-126 Norht of Greystone Blvd. (Columbia metro)
I-95, South of SC-527 mm 131
I-20 @ Whatly mm 10.1 (Aiken County)
I-77 1 mile North of Dave Lyle Blvd (York County)
US-17 near 10th Avenue (M. Beach metro)
US-17 N Norht of SC 90
I-26 Eeast of Clark Rd. (6 miles from NC line)
I-85 (1.1 miles from GA line)
I-95 South of Exit 18 (Jasper County)
I-526, South of Montague Avenue (Charleston Metro)
I-20, 1.9 mi North of I-26 (Columbia metro)
I-85, near US 29 (Cherokee County)
I-95, North of S-17-63, MM 185 (Dillon County) North
I-85 South of US 25 (Exit 45) (Greenville Metro)

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