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SCEL Excellence in Financial Reporting
9/25/2007 2:30:53 PM

COLUMBIA, SC (September 25, 2007) – The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the South Carolina Education Lottery (SCEL) by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government entity and its management. This is the second consecutive year that SCEL has been acknowledged for producing a first-class CAFR.

Uvette Pope-Rogers, CPA, SCEL’s Controller, received the Award of Financial Reporting Achievement on behalf of the Lottery for preparing the award-winning CAFR.

The CAFR has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program including demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate the organization’s financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the CAFR.

The GFOA is a nonprofit, professional association serving approximately 16,000 government finance professionals with offices in Chicago, IL, and Washington, D.C.

SCEL markets fun and entertaining games in a responsible manner. The funds are appropriated by the General Assembly to supplement educational programs. Since start up, more than $1.74 billion in lottery proceeds has been appropriated towards educational programs, including K-12 programs, the Endowed Chairs Program at South Carolina’s three research universities, and higher education scholarships. Learn more about how education is winning by visiting www.sceducationlottery.com — Where Education Wins!
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For More Information
Contact:Julie E. Huffman
SCEL Communications Coordinator
Office: (803) 737-2574
Fax:(803) 737-2893
Cell:(803) 667-2848
Email: Julie.huffman@sclot.com

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