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10/2/2006 2:23:33 PM

COLUMBIA, SC: Life just got a little easier for 72-year-old Glenn Knight, of West Columbia. He won $100,000, the top prize on South Carolina Education Lottery’s (SCEL) online game, Palmetto Cash 5. The Palmetto Cash 5 numbers drawn on Friday, September 29, 2006, were 4, 5, 16, 33 and 37. The Power-Up number drawn was 2. Knight did not spend the extra $1 for the Power-Up feature, which multiples Palmetto Cash 5 winnings up to $500,000.

“The first thing I did was thank Jesus,” said Knight. “I’ve prayed many times for Him to help me through life in the past, and he has. He helped me with this.”

Knight quick picked his winning Palmetto Cash 5 numbers at BI-LO #723 located at 300 Knox Abbot Drive in Cayce.

“I do a lot of shopping there,” admitted Knight.

On Saturday, Knight went back to BI-LO to see if his ticket was a winner. “[The clerk] put the ticket in the machine and said, ‘You’ve won some big money, and we can’t pay it here. You need to go to the Columbia Claims office.’” “I was very happy about that,” said Knight.

According to Knight, his life won’t change much because of his new found wealth. He and his wife plan to live the simple life and continue with their volunteer work. “We’re helping someone who’s bankrupt, and we take meals to the elderly. We also take meals to our doctor’s office like sandwiches and brownies. We’re just going to continue to do that, but now we’ve got more money and can do more stuff like that” said Knight.

“I think the education lottery is a wonderful thing. The Lottery is helping so many people that otherwise couldn’t be helped.”

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