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WATERLOO COUPLE WINS A MILLION DOLLARS!
4/5/2006 9:42:41 AM


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Columbia, SC (April 5, 2006): George Norman, Sr. couldn’t believe his eyes as he scratched his winning $100 Million Cash Bonanza instant ticket. The Waterloo resident won the game’s top prize of $1 million.

“I had just bought two [$100 Million Cash Bonanza] tickets and they were not winners,” said Norman. “But something told me to go back and buy two more.”

And for Norman, the two additional tickets were a wise investment.

“I got in my truck and started scratching and water began to come from my eyes,” explained Norman. “I couldn’t believe it so I called my wife at work.”

Betty Norman says she could hear the excitement in her husband’s voice and asked him to pull over and calm down.

“When he explained to me what he won, I didn’t believe him at first,” said Betty. “He picked me up at work and we headed to the Greenville Claims Center.”

The couple had to wait even longer because the only South Carolina Education Lottery claims center that could redeem the couple’s million dollar ticket is located in Columbia. Lottery winnings of more than $75,000 must be redeemed at the Columbia Claims Center. Winnings under $500 can be cashed in at the store level. Winnings of more than $500 up to including $75,000 can be redeemed at SCEL’s regional redemption centers in Greenville and Mount Pleasant.

“We are definitely taking care of family first,” said Betty. “God sure is good.”

Mr. Norman purchased his ticket at Hickory Point Ware Shoals #1, located at 16 North Greenwood Avenue in Ware Shoals.


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