2009 SC Powerball winner establishes scholarships

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A Columbia man who won a $260 million Powerball jackpot in 2009 has established a foundation to provide college scholarships for black students in 11 South Carolina counties.

The State newspaper reported Friday that April 1 is the deadline to apply for the scholarships established by retired state employee and pastor the Rev. Solomon Jackson Jr.

Only students who attend schools in certain counties or school districts will be eligible for the scholarships. They are Richland, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lee, Jasper and Allendale counties or Dillon County District 2, Marion County District 7, Hampton County District 2, Florence County District 4 and Orangeburg County District 3.

A committee will determine the number and size of the scholarships.

Jackson previously donated $10 million to his alma mater, Morris College, in January 2010.

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