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Going to Vegas: The Lottery announces more game sh
3/24/2003

Columbia, SC: The South Carolina Education Lottery (SCEL) today introduced its second set of 11 contestants who will be heading to Las Vegas, Nevada to compete on the Powerball Instant Millionaire Game Show.

The Powerball Instant Millionaire Game show airs on WLTX in Columbia, WCBD in Charleston, WPDE in Florence/Myrtle Beach and WSPA in Greenville. Please check your local listings for dates and times. The following is the list of people who will serve as contestants on the game show:

• Billy Catoe of Lancaster
• Dimitrious Mantzanas of N. Myrtle Beach
• Rosa Richards of Charlotte, North Carolina
• Timothy Watts of Myrtle Beach
• Barbara Nero of Aiken
• Donna Kelly of Pelzer
• Toni Smith of Charlotte, North Carolina
• Patricia Utley of Aberdeen, North Carolina
• Henry Freeman of Williston
• J. Frank Rabon of Gloverville


Powerball Instant Millionaire is a one of the SCEL instant, or scratch, games that offers, among other great prizes, a trip to Las Vegas to be a contestant on its game show. Players selected to appear on TV receive the following:

• A trip for two to Las Vegas, Nevada,
• Three nights' accommodations at The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino,
• $750 in spending cash and
• Winnings of at least $1,000, with a chance to win $1,000,000.


To qualify as a contestant, players age 18 and older must first purchase a Vegas Jackpot instant ticket. If the player reveals a TV symbol in the play area, he or she should fill out the back of the ticket, place a stamp on the “post card” and mail it to the SCEL.

In a drawing held in late February, 11 people were chosen to appear on the game show and 319 people – 29 per game show contestant -- were selected to be at-home players.

Each at-home player automatically wins $100. Depending on how the South Carolina TV contestant fares on the show, each at-home player could win up to $10,000.

Each game show contestant has the chance to play up to three rounds. If the contestant moves to the second round, at-home players will win $500. If the game show contestant advances to the final round and wins $1 million, the at-home players will win $10,000.


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