Jonathan Vargas, 19, of Gaston, South Carolina, speaks during a news conference, May 19, 2008, in Columbia, South Carolina, about his experience winning last Saturday's $35 million Powerball Jackpot. Vargas, the first winner from South Carolina, picked the majority of his numbers based on the ages or birthdays of his family members. (Erik Campos/The State/MCT)
Jonathan Vargas, 19, of Gaston, South Carolina, speaks during a news conference, May 19, 2008, in Columbia, South Carolina, about his experience winning last Saturday's $35 million Powerball Jackpot. Vargas, the first winner from South Carolina, picked the majority of his numbers based on the ages or birthdays of his family members. (Erik Campos/The State/MCT)
Jonathan Vargas, 19, of Gaston, South Carolina, speaks during a news conference, May 19, 2008, in Columbia, South Carolina, about his experience winning last Saturday's $35 million Powerball Jackpot. Vargas, the first winner from South Carolina, picked the majority of his numbers based on the ages or birthdays of his family members. (Erik Campos/The State/MCT)

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May 20, 2008 8:58 AM

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