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Carolina 5 Players Break the Bank

9/3/2002 12:00:00 AM

Columbia, SC: South Carolina Education Lottery (SCEL) players have figured it out, if they want to win big, they’ve got to play Carolina 5.

For the second consecutive week, Carolina 5 players broke the lottery’s bank in winnings. “We’ll always have money to pay our players; no matter what,” said Tony Cooper, the SCEL’s Chief Operating Officer. “Each top prize winner will take home $100,000 taxes paid.”

On Friday, August 30, 2002, five people correctly matched all five numbers in Carolina 5. The winning numbers are: 3, 9, 18, 24 and 33. The tickets were sold in Dillon, Richland, Williamsburg, York and Horry counties.

The SCEL took in $605,004 for Friday’s Carolina 5’s drawing. Players won $831,990.

Since January 2002, the SCEL has returned over $92 million dollars to the State of South Carolina’s Lottery Education Fund. All of SCEL’s net proceeds go to pay for specific educational programs, including South Carolina’s HOPE, LIFE, Palmetto Fellows, National Guard; Lottery Tuition Assistance for 2 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. For a complete listing of programs funded by lottery dollars, please visit our website:

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