The South Carolina Educational Lottery has stopped selling tickets Tuesday with combiations with "666" in it.
That means no more 6-6-6, 6-6-0-6, and 6-6-6-6.
Tuesday is of course June 6, 2006 — or 06/06/06, if you're so inclined. And apparently, a lot of people are.
Lottery officials say they've reached their liability on selling the above numbers, meaning they wouldn't be able to pay out all the winners if those numbers should be drawn. The lottery says they have a $3.5 million cap on Pick 3 and Pick 4 numbers. When the system reaches the cap, no more numbers can be sold with that particular combination.
"Selling out a set of numbers is not unusual for lottery players," said Ernie Passailaigue, SCEL's Executive Director, in a written release. "Many of our players are superstitious."