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Retiree wins huge jackpot




COLUMBIA, S.C.

A retired South Carolina state employee who spent two bucks on the lottery was all smiles Tuesday as he claimed a $260 million Powerball jackpot.

“For once in my life, I really experienced the old saying, pinch me to see if I’m still alive, or if this is real,” Solomon Jackson Jr. said.

South Carolina Education Lottery officials say the Powerball jackpot is the largest ever won with a ticket bought in the state, which has the nation’s fifth-highest unemployment rate. Powerball is played in Kentucky and 29 other states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.


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