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Posted: 7:08 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20, 2013
COLUMBIA, S.C. —
South Carolina Education Lottery officials still do not know who won a Powerball drawing worth nearly $400 million earlier this week.The winning ticket in Wednesday's drawing was sold at a store in Lexington. The winner has not yet come forward.But the state's other big Powerball winner has been spending money to improve education.The Rev. Solomon Jackson Jr. won nearly $260 million in Columbia in 2009.Jackson has spent $500,000 to purchase two new 56-seat luxury coach buses for Benedict College in Columbia. The school plans to dedicate the buses Friday.In 2010, he donated $10 million to Morris College in Sumter.He also has donated nearly $2 million to preserve the historic auditorium at the old Booker T. Washington high school in Columbia.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.
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