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S.C. Lottery to pay for Pick 4 error

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During the South Carolina Education Lottery's evening Pick 4 draw for Saturday, March 13, the numbers 7, 2, 4, and 5 were selected.  However, an error occurred when the numbers 1, 2, 4, and 5 were entered into the central system for validating claims, according to a release from SCEL.

The lottery will pay Pick 4 ticket holders for either set of numbers.  Lottery Post's South Carolina Pick 4 evening results history (www.lotterypost.com/) includes both combinations.game/176/results

Lottery spokeswoman Stephanie Summers Hemminghaus says the lottery will investigate how the error happened. The payout for the real winning numbers will total $20,100, while the payout on the incorrect numbers is $98,100.

Individual winning tickets could be worth $100 to $5,000 depending on a variety of options players can choose when they buy their tickets.

Hemminghaus said a similar mistake happened in June 2005.

Players holding Pick 4 tickets bearing the numbers 7, 2, 4, and 5 for the March 13 evening draw must take or mail their tickets to a Claims Center for processing and prize payment.

SCEL retailers will not be able to pay on Pick 4 tickets bearing the number 7, 2, 4, and 5 for the March 13 draw.

Players holding Pick 4 tickets bearing the numbers 1, 2, 4, and 5 for the Saturday evening draw on March 13 may be claimed at a Claims Center or, for prizes of $500 or less, at SCEL retailers.

Claims Centers are located in Columbia, Greenville and Charleston.

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Posted: March 16, 2010, 11:54 am - IP Logged

Yeh, saw this on the news, came in the middle of the broadcast, thought

it was NC!  Congrats 2 winners of both numbers!

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    Posted: March 16, 2010, 1:06 pm - IP Logged

    Im sure someone lost their job.Bash

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      Posted: March 16, 2010, 3:45 pm - IP Logged

      I thought something strange happened that day, because the numbers were clearly 7245. Guess someone will be getting a pink slip during this trying economy?!

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        Posted: March 16, 2010, 3:52 pm - IP Logged

        Well, that's mighty good of them, huh?

        It's not like they can't afford it.

        I wonder how many people held both tickets that day?

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          Posted: March 16, 2010, 5:42 pm - IP Logged

          Well, that's mighty good of them, huh?

          It's not like they can't afford it.

          I wonder how many people held both tickets that day?

          Quite a few....from the article.... 

          "The payout for the real winning numbers will total $20,100, while the payout on the incorrect numbers is $98,100.

          Individual winning tickets could be worth $100 to $5,000 depending on a variety of options players can choose when they buy their tickets."

           

          This has happened before in SC those little slip up's end up costing a bundle....Sadly I didn't have a ticket for that draw....Oh Well..Guess I will have to make up for it by winning Powerball soon..  Maybe some of the LUCK OF THE IRISH will rub off on me for Wed. Draw......LOLLep

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            Posted: March 16, 2010, 6:21 pm - IP Logged

            All is far in love and war!  Now, the South Carolina Lottery personnel should be commended for their integrity.  They could have said, "too <snip> bad, it's not our problem!" Nevertheless, they did the right thing and I'm sure the players will never forget it.

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              Posted: March 17, 2010, 8:24 am - IP Logged

              I''m glad they paid off on both #'s its only fair they made the mistake