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8/21/2007 1:08:15 PM

An Orangeburg area man who just claimed a $300,000 prize from the South Carolina Education Lottery (SCEL) wants to keep his identity private, but hes more than happy to share his story!

The 57-year-old man used the quickpick option to choose his winning numbers playing Palmetto Cash 5. He sensibly purchased the Power-Up option and multiplied his winnings by three bringing the total payoff to $300,000!

Im a longtime lottery player, the winner said. Ive been playing the South Carolina Education Lottery since it started, he added. I always play the online games like Palmetto Cash 5, Pick 3 and Pick 4 and I always use the quickpick option.

The lucky man will take home more than $180,000 after taxes. He isnt sure how hell spend his winnings but he does plan on taking a well deserved vacation with his wife of 31 years.

The winning numbers in the Monday August 13th Palmetto Cash 5 drawing were 1, 6, 8, 20, 34 and the Power-Up multiplier was 3. The odds of winning a top prize in Palmetto Cash 5 are 1 in 501,942.

Since its inception in 2002, the support the South Carolina Education Lottery has received from players and retailers is responsible for the General Assembly appropriating more than $1.7 billion for educational purposes through fiscal year 2008.

For more information on games, odds, drawings, winning numbers and remaining or unclaimed prizes, visit the Lotterys website at www.sceducationlottery.com or call toll-free 1-866-736-9819.

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