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$88 MILLION POWERBALL WINNER IN SC
5/8/2003

Columbia, SC: Last night, someone in York, South Carolina purchased the only winning Powerball ticket in the nation.

South Carolina Education Lottery (SCEL) computer records show the ticket was sold in Fort Mill. The SCEL is verifying the location where the winning ticket was purchased.

The winner, who has not come forward as of yet, will win $88.7 million dollars over 29 years. If the winner chooses the one time cash option, they would take home over $48.7 million minus state and federal taxes.

Since January 2002, the SCEL has transferred more than $243 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.

Note: On Friday, May 9, 2003, lottery offices will be closed due to a state holiday.


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