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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – A retired South Carolina state employee who spent two bucks on the lottery last week is the winner of a $260 million Powerball jackpot.

Solomon Jackson Jr., of Columbia, refused Tuesday to say much about himself or his plans, including whether he will take his winnings annually over three decades or in a $129 million lump sum.

Jackson did reveal he was an assistant supervisor for the state Revenue Department who retired in 2000. He said he is married but would not say how many children he has.

Jackson did say he doesn’t think the money will change him. He bought his winning ticket and one other at a gas station after shopping at a nearby Wal-Mart in Columbia.

Powerball is played in 30 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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A retired South Carolina state employee who spent two bucks on the lottery last week is the winner of a $260 million Powerball jackpot.

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