More people playing, winning in SC Lottery
The South Carolina Education Lottery announced Monday it set records for ticket sales and the amount of money raised for education in the last fiscal year. It also set records for the amount of prize money paid out and the commissions paid to lottery retailers.
Lottery revenue was more than $1.26 billion for the year. Ticket sales grew by $66 million, which meant the amount that got deposited into the lottery's education account was $323.4 million, or $23 million more than the previous year.
Aug 5, 2014, 9:57 am - Lottery News forum
S.C. woman nearly threw away $250,000 winning lottery ticket
A Bluffton, South Carolina, woman nearly threw away $250,000.
She was cleaning her car more than a month ago when she noticed a lottery ticket she had purchased at the Publix on Buckwalter Place Boulevard. She thought the ticket, which was stuffed under the seat, was worthless.
Before tossing it out, she marked off a few unscratched numbers and realized she'd hit the jackpot: $250,000 on a $250 Grand ticket.
I was shaking, the woman, who declined to be named or interviewed, told S.C. E ...
Jan 9, 2014, 8:18 am - Lottery News forum
$400 million S.C. Powerball winner to stay anonymous
There is a man in South Carolina who has been keeping a big secret for the past five days.
Well, he did tell his dog. And, we assume, his wife.
He's probably hoping his recent good fortune stays a secret, but this will be one mighty hard life-changing event to keep under wraps.
South Carolina lottery officials said a man showed up at their office Monday with the winning ticket to last Wednesday's $399.4 million Powerball jackpot.
In a news release, lottery officials said the man was ...
Sep 23, 2013, 6:38 pm - Lottery News forum
One ticket wins $400 million Powerball jackpot
1 winning ticket from South Carolina
Final jackpot total of $399.4 million is fifth-largest ever in USA
By Todd Northrop
Wednesday's massive Powerball jackpot that generated millions of ticket sales this week has been won by a single ticket sold in South Carolina.
The $399.4 million Powerball jackpot, which is the fifth-largest of any lottery game in history, started as a $40 million prize on August 10, 2013, and continued accumulating prize money for 12 consecutive drawings, until i ...
Sep 19, 2013, 6:50 am - Lottery News forum
SC Lottery to end Carolina Cash 6 game
The Carolina Cash 6 game from the South Carolina Education Lottery will end with the Thursday, October 17 drawing.
The announcement comes after ticket sales for the game introduced on April 2 of this year fell short of expectations.
Our players never fully embraced the Carolina Cash 6 game, and without their support there was no reason to continue selling tickets for a game that did not generate player interest, Lottery Executive Director Paula Harper Bethea said. At the Education Lottery ...
Aug 25, 2013, 7:10 am - Lottery News forum
Mother and son share bittersweet lottery win
At his mom's urging, a Manning, South Carolina, man bought a lottery ticket on the anniversary of his father's death. Winning $150,000 was bittersweet.
The winner declined to publicize his name but shared he will honor his late father by using the winnings to look after his mother.
The aptly named $150 Grand ticket was purchased at the Corner Food Stop on S. Boundary St. in Manning for $5.
As of August 19, one top prize of $150,000 remains in the $150 Grand game. Odds of winning the top ...
Aug 19, 2013, 12:25 pm - Lottery News forum
Former SC lottery employee accused of embezzling more than $200,000
A former employee of the South Carolina Education Lottery has been indicted by a Richland County grand jury on charges he embezzled more than $200,000 from the lottery, according to Attorney General Alan Wilson.
Specifically, Anthony J. McNeil, 55, was indicted on one count of embezzlement of public funds over $10,000. It is a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine.
The indictment alleges that between April 2010 and August 2012, McNeil while working in the lottery's finan ...
Mar 20, 2013, 8:24 am - Lottery News forum
Homeless S.C. man hits it big
A Greenville, South Carolina man living at a rescue mission after falling on hard times said he now has a chance at a new home after winning $200,000.
South Carolina Education Lottery officials said the man bought a $10 scratch-off ticket that revealed he was a winner. The man told lottery officials he has lived in Greenville his entire life and used to work construction jobs but after hard times hit, he's been living at a rescue mission.
He bought the winning ticket at Simons Liquors Inc. ...
Oct 21, 2012, 10:29 am - Lottery News forum
S.C. Lottery finally draws quad in Pick 4 Eve draw
By Todd Northrop
For the first time ever, the South Carolina Lottery has drawn a 'quad' combination in its Pick 4 Evening drawing.
A quad is a combination where all four digits are the same. Sunday night the lottery drew 2-2-2-2, marking the first time such a combination was drawn in the evening draw.
Quads have been drawn three times previously in the Lottery's midday draw, but never in the evening.
Lucky winners of Sunday's evening Pick 4 drawing could become anywhere from $2,500 t ...
Jul 11, 2012, 10:45 am - Lottery News forum
S.C. lottery and electronic sweepstakes on collision course
South Carolina retailers who offer electronic sweepstakes to customers are feeling jittery.
That's according to one member of the S.C. Education Lottery Oversight Committee , a panel made up of state legislators and members of the public.
The question is, are electronic sweepstakes legal in South Carolina? said Alexander Shadwick, after Tuesday's meeting.
They don't know if the games are legal or illegal, so the courts have to decide, he said.
But it scares all the retailers.
Sep 29, 2011, 9:03 am - Lottery News forum