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Draw talent semi-finalists named

2/20/2002 11:00:00 PM

COLUMBIA, SC (February 20, 2002) – Twenty semi-finalists from around the state will convene at Columbiana Centre mall at 11 a.m. this Saturday for a live audition to serve as a featured host or hostess for the South Carolina Education Lottery’s (SCEL) upcoming daily draws.

The statewide contest has been organized by Newman Saylor & Gregory (NS&G), the lottery’s advertising and public relations firm.

The SCEL will launch Pick 3, its first daily draw game, on March 7. The draws will air nightly on select TV stations at 6:59 p.m.

Details about this Saturday’s live audition are as follows:

What: Live Audition with 20 Semi-Finalists for the Lottery Talent Search
When: 11 a.m., Saturday, February 23, 2002
Where: Columbiana Centre, 100 Columbiana Circle, Columbia, SC Center Court (near the Food Court).

Media Guidelines as issued by Columbiana Centre: - News media should report to the Customer Service counter, near the Food Court (by the carousel), to be escorted by security to the event site.
- News media may only interview members of the audience (not shoppers) and discuss only the event.
- News media may not photograph individual stores or other parts of the mall.

News media should be escorted back out of the mall by security from Customer Service.

The following is a list of the 20 semi-finalist that will audition live on Saturday, February 23, 2002. The names are in no particular order.

Deborah Roiz
Charles Kilgore
Len Hathaway
George Godfrey
Kimberly Robinson

Whitney Kigos
Natalie Lawrence
Angie McWhirt
Ed Reynolds
Jeneen Totten

William Munson
Tiffany Thomas
Shay Forbes
Sarina Bagby
Blakley Aldridge

Myrtle Beach
Julie Bokinac
Jeffery Black
Jennifer Pendergrass
Laurie Foster
Jeffrey Gruber