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End of Game Announcement

Columbia, SC: The South Carolina Education Lottery (SCEL) announces the end of several instant tickets, Queen of Hearts, Winning Suit, Deuces Wild, 5’s, and Carolina Riches (1st Anniversary).

Retailers will begin selling down on these tickets on Tuesday, April 1, 2003 and will end sales on Sunday, June 29, 2003 and have up until Tuesday, July 29, 2003 to return all full and or partial packs of tickets to their Marketing Sales Representative (MSR).

Consumers who have purchased these instant tickets have until Saturday, September 27, 2003 to redeem any winning tickets.

Since January 2002, the SCEL has transferred more than $225 million to the State Education Lottery Account for distribution according to South Carolina Legislation. The SCEL’s net proceeds pay for specific educational programs, including South Carolina’s HOPE, LIFE and Palmetto Fellows scholarships; the National Guard Scholarship Program; Lottery Tuition Assistance for two-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 services. For a complete listing of the legislative distribution of lottery dollars, please visit our website: www.sceducationlottery.com.

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