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Old 08-21-2009, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Upstate
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Winning ticket was purchased at Murphy's Gas/Walmart in Columbia.

The Associated Press: SC Powerball ticket wins $259.9 million jackpot
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Old 08-21-2009, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Lexington, SC
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Yep, and I'm waiting for the person that bought the ticket that was rightly mine to step forward.

Watch the winner be some tourist heading back to Ohio from a vacation in Charleston.
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Old 08-21-2009, 12:38 PM
 
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No tourist would stop at that Murphy's USA. And why all the hate for Buckeyes?

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Old 08-21-2009, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Upstate
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I'm a former buckeye myself, now living happily in the Upstate.
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Old 08-21-2009, 02:49 PM
 
Location: North Dallas
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I hope they have a great story....maybe out of work for a while, single parent, USC student working there way through school....something fun!
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Old 08-21-2009, 06:45 PM
 
Location: On a Farm & by the sea
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Yeah, Yogi....me too. I hope it is a special blessing to some family in need and that they, in turn, spread it around to folks they know who are in need.
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Old 08-22-2009, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Lexington, SC
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No tourist would stop at that Murphy's USA. And why all the hate for Buckeyes?

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No hate intended. I travel on 77 a good bit and just seem to notice a lot of Ohio tags heading west (north). I'm just sore that I didn't have the winner.
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Old 08-22-2009, 02:12 PM
 
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was hoping it was my sister who lives in Columbia; but, sigh...no such luck...
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Old 08-24-2009, 04:14 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Yeah, Yogi....me too. I hope it is a special blessing to some family in need and that they, in turn, spread it around to folks they know who are in need.
But, more likely someone who will squander it all gambling.
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Old 08-24-2009, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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No tourist would stop at that Murphy's USA. And why all the hate for Buckeyes?

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Why is it assumed no tourist would stop at that Murphy USA? Living out in that area, I see tons of out of state tags all the time driving east/west on Sumter Hwy., I guess they forget that east of Sumter it becomes Mrtyle Beach Hwy, and that millions of folks visit there each summer? Despite all the online map services telling people to take I-20 East from the Columbia area/I-77 to get to Mrtyle Beach, it's actually shorter (unless you live like out in Elgin/Lugoff/Camden areas) for people to take US-378 all the way there, and really outside of those couple spots, about the same amount time wise (obviously living close to 378, it's less time for us). Now once, I-73 is completed, that might change as I'd see no reason for Ohioans or anyone from the midwest to come down to Columbia and then head over to Myrtle Beach, but until then, there's always going to be some tourists coming through this way to go to the Grand Strand.
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