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S.C. man claims $1 million Powerball lottery prize
Lucky lottery player Francis H. Stephenson says big prize won't change his lifeFrancis H. Stephenson figures his luck has changed dramatically since last year.On Monday, he grasped a giant check as he was named the first S.C. resident to win $1 million in the state lottery's Powerball Power Play Match 5 game. A year ago, he was battling cancer and had a portion of his lung removed.Despite the reversal of fortunes, the 60-year-old maintenance supervisor for Superior Essex, a telephone cable manuf ...
Oct 11, 2005, 6:52 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery law sets rivalry in motion
Get ready for the lottery border wars.With the North Carolina lottery bill signed into law by Gov. Mike Easley on Wednesday, lottery operators in surrounding states said they will fight to keep their share of a couple of hundred million dollars now being spent by Tar Heels in their states.Operators in South Carolina and Virginia say they plan to aggressively market their lotteries and to offer prizes that will make their lotteries more attractive than what will be offered by North Carolina.They ...
Sep 1, 2005, 2:17 pm - Lottery News forum

No lottery for N.C. pleases S.C. retailers
With North Carolina's lottery hopes dashed until at least next year, some of South Carolina's top retailers say they're pleased to maintain the region's lottery monopoly.But despite relying heavily on Tar Heel residents for sales, retailers here say they were never really worried to begin with.Some stores along the state line in northern York County estimate that around 80 percent of their lottery sales come from North Carolina, though workers said Wednesday they weren't fretting over the potent ...
Aug 25, 2005, 1:38 pm - Lottery News forum

S.C. woman wins $1 million with instant lottery
A South Carolina woman won $1 million from the S.C. Education Lottery's $100 Million Cash Bonanza instant-ticket game.The woman, who requested to remain anonymous, won the money from a $10 ticket. The winning ticket was sold by Radley Slavinski at Rodger's Country Store in Kingstree.Retailers who sell winning tickets redeemed for more than $50,000 receive a 1 percent selling bonus, with a cap of $50,000. Slavinski will get a check for $10,000. I didn't know it was that much, Slavinski said. We ...
Aug 23, 2005, 6:42 pm - Lottery News forum

S.C. Lottery officials continue to investigate drawing error
South Carolina Lottery officials say it will be several months before the financial impact is clear from an error made in a Palmetto Cash Five drawing last month.On June 24th, one of the numbers in the live random drawing was reported as 37, although the number drawn actually was 27. The incorrect number was sent to media outlets across the state and posted on the South Carolina Education Lottery Web site.Once the error was discovered, lottery officials decided to pay out on winning tickets with ...
Jul 22, 2005, 9:45 am - Lottery News forum

S.C. Lottery posts wrong numbers; causes pay off problems
When Roy Corbitt went to collect on a winning lottery ticket, he was expecting a payout of $9 or $10. I know I had three numbers. I didn't really know I had four. That's why I was shocked when they guy said, 'you won $600'. When Corbitt went to the lottery claims office to collect his winnings, he was told that there was a problem with his ticket.He wasn't alone.Corbitt said several people also came to claim their money. A lot them had $600 or $700 like I did, Corbitt explained.But instead ...
Jun 28, 2005, 1:02 pm - Lottery News forum

S.C. Lottery may learn lessons from Georgia
As North Carolina inches closer to starting a lottery, Georgia lottery officials may be enjoying a sense of irony, as South Carolina is now undergoing the same uncomfortable feeling that they created for the Georgia Lottery when they started the S.C. Education Lottery in 2002.At the time, South Carolina politicians estimated that a Palmetto State lottery would siphon away up to $112 million from Georgia's lottery.But those predictions never came to pass.Instead, Georgia has enjoyed a string of r ...
May 10, 2005, 12:24 pm - Lottery News forum

S.C. retailers fret over N.C. lottery
From his stool behind the counter at Miller's Produce, Jerry Warren surveys the steady line of noontime lottery players and laments the business's gloomy future.The players are mostly North Carolinians, lured to the convenience store at the state line by cheap gas and the chance to win big in the S.C. lottery.Miller's is a popular location. The store has sold $12 million in lottery tickets since the games were launched in 2002. Only two other retailers both also in York County brought in mor ...
May 9, 2005, 9:18 am - Lottery News forum

N.C. Lottery passage threatens S.C. education programs
The South Carolina lottery's impact can be felt throughout the education system, and the state faces several challenges if North Carolina gets into the lottery business.Look no further than Irmo High School to get a feel for how important lottery-funded scholarships are in South Carolina.Some Irmo parents were furious recently after learning that select college-prep courses, available to just 29 students, could alter class rankings. That could affect who qualifies for a $5,000 or $6,700 lottery ...
May 9, 2005, 8:47 am - Lottery News forum

S.C. concerned about potential impact of N.C. lottery
Robyn Lorick knows the importance of lottery scholarships. There are three of us in college right now, says the 46-year-old mother of two.Lorick and her son, 20-year-old Michael, both receive lottery tuition assistance for their studies at Midlands Technical College. Her daughter, 18-year-old Kaitlyn, gets the LIFE scholarship at Clemson University.But with North Carolina moving closer to establishing a state lottery, Lorick, like many in South Carolina, is concerned about the impact on sales f ...
Apr 18, 2005, 9:42 am - Lottery News forum