The S.C. lottery will likely offer its million dollar raffle game again, said Ernie Passailaigue, executive director.
The lottery awarded four prizes of $1 million and hundreds of other prizes Monday in the game that works just like a door-prize drawing.
The Carolina Millionaire Raffle game sold just over 900,000 of its $10 tickets and paid about $5.5 million in prizes, Passailaigue said.
"We did not sell out, so I wouldn't say it was a raving success," Passailaigue said. "It was a success, but it was not the success we hoped for."
The lottery designed the game to draw in people who might otherwise pass on playing and will likely offer the game again, tying drawings to holidays, Passailaigue said.
The odds of winning $1 million were better than the 1 in 250,000 advertised because not all the tickets sold.
"That's good odds for a lottery when you compare it to Powerball," Passailaigue said.