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Powerball® jackpot largest in the WORLD!
12/16/2002

Columbia, SC: While the cold front is moving into South Carolina, lottery sales are heating up as the Powerball® jackpot rolls to an estimated $160 million! The cash option for the Wednesday, December 18th drawing will be an estimated $86.5 million.

The numbers drawn in Saturday’s drawing were: 8, 17, 24, 42, 44 and the Powerball® number was 37. The Power Play® multiplier was 2. South Carolina had 32 percent of its Powerball® players opting for Power Play®, the highest percent in the nation.

While no one correctly matched the winning jackpot numbers, more than 57,000 South Carolina Powerball® players won nearly $400,000 in Saturday’s draw.

Last week the South Carolina Education Lottery (SCEL) took in $16,760,179 in ticket sales. Of that, $5.7 came from Powerball® .

Overall, out of every lottery dollar, nearly 32 percent goes to education!

Since January 2002, the SCEL has returned over $151 million dollars to the State of South Carolina’s Lottery Education Fund. All of SCEL’s net proceeds go to pay for specific educational programs, including South Carolina’s HOPE, LIFE, Palmetto Fellows, National Guard; Lottery Tuition Assistance for 2 year programs within the state’s university system; a wide range of technical upgrades for state colleges and universities; school buses; local libraries and gambling addiction. For a complete listing of programs funded by lottery dollars, please visit our website: www.sceducationlottery.com

“Have fun. Play Smart. Play Responsibly.”


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