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S.C. Lottery goes dark on Election Day

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — For those looking to test your luck in the South Carolina state lottery, you won't be able to Tuesday.

During statewide election days, South Carolina law prohibits the sale of all lottery products.

This applies to instant and online games.

Therefore, all lottery terminals will be offline from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Tuesday.

Lottery drawings will occur at their normally-scheduled times Tuesday, but only players who purchased tickets before the 12:01 a.m. terminal cutoff time are able to participate.

Lottery sales will resume Wednesday.

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Posted: June 8, 2010, 8:03 am - IP Logged

Is South Carolina the only State that has No Lottery Today?

A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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    Posted: June 8, 2010, 8:48 am - IP Logged

    This is the first time that I am aware of that South Carolina has not had a lottery drawing on an election day. Apparently, there were drawings done on the date of the last Presidential elections in South Carolina: 

    Day: 403 6619, Night: 393 9309, Palmetto Cash 5: 14-24-27-29-30 PowerUp 2, Mega Match 6: 2-8-12-23-31-35

    Today's winning 3-ball is going to be a number between 000 and 999.

    In a lot of states, lotteries benefit education. That makes the REAL winners the only people who can't play!

      sully16's avatar - sharan
      Ringleader
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      Posted: June 8, 2010, 9:00 am - IP Logged

      Can't chew gum and walk at the same time either.

      Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

      For a lead role in a cage?

       

                                                  From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

        JAP69's avatar - alas
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        Posted: June 8, 2010, 9:20 am - IP Logged

        You buy your tickets for advance play for the day the machines are down. They still have the drawings.

        I have an advance play ticket which I purchased for todays drawing.

        MAGA

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          Posted: June 8, 2010, 10:14 am - IP Logged

          You buy your tickets for advance play for the day the machines are down. They still have the drawings.

          I have an advance play ticket which I purchased for todays drawing.

          Ditto JAP69, they will have drawings but you had to buy your tickets before today.

          Stretchwinning is fun.

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            Posted: June 8, 2010, 10:57 am - IP Logged

            You buy your tickets for advance play for the day the machines are down. They still have the drawings.

            I have an advance play ticket which I purchased for todays drawing.

            "todays drawing". ...

            I'm just a little confused because there are no lottery drawings for SC today at all ( 6/08/10). Maybe you can buy a ticket today for Tomorrow's drawings?

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              Posted: June 8, 2010, 11:27 am - IP Logged

              It's kind of a dumb law, if you think about it.  What is the object here - to ensure people get to the polling booths?

              Well, if people are going out to buy lottery tickets, aren't they more likely to be ... out of the house?  Maybe if they don't have their normal reason to go to the store (i.e., to buy lottery tickets), maybe they won't bother going out to vote either.

              No Nod

               

              Check the State Lottery Report Card
              What grade did your lottery earn?

               

              Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
              Help eliminate computerized drawings!

                Jack-C's avatar - us
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                Posted: June 8, 2010, 11:38 am - IP Logged

                "todays drawing". ...

                I'm just a little confused because there are no lottery drawings for SC today at all ( 6/08/10). Maybe you can buy a ticket today for Tomorrow's drawings?

                There will be drawings, but all terminals will be off line all day, so no ticket sales (for any day) and no validations.

                Here is the last line of the announcement from the SC Lottery:


                Lottery drawings will take place as normally scheduled.

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                  Posted: June 8, 2010, 11:46 am - IP Logged

                  I have updated the story to reflect the drawings vs. sales for today.

                   

                  Check the State Lottery Report Card
                  What grade did your lottery earn?

                   

                  Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
                  Help eliminate computerized drawings!

                    Jack-C's avatar - us
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                    Posted: June 8, 2010, 11:47 am - IP Logged

                    I have updated the story to reflect the drawings vs. sales for today.

                    Thank you, Todd.  That should clear it up.

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                      Posted: June 8, 2010, 11:49 am - IP Logged

                      I always get my tickets the day before, but, as for this crazy law, here's what I say to it ......................... Oogle, Shifty, BS, Puke

                      I am a money magnet. 

                      12062016

                       Clover Thumbs Up 


                       

                        rdgrnr's avatar - walt
                        Way back up in them dadgum hills, son!
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                        Posted: June 8, 2010, 1:05 pm - IP Logged

                        Ridiculous.

                        Just like closing down the bars on election day that some places used to do.

                        Or banning beer and liquor sales on Sunday to make sure you go to church instead of getting drunk as usual.

                        There's no limit to the asinine things do-gooders can come up with.

                        My favorite though is banning guns in big cities where you need them the most. Statistics show, every time, that shootings, murders and crime in general always skyrockets when they ban guns but I guess it's the thought that counts.

                        And somewhere in SC today, there are some do-gooders who are very happy about accomplishing absolutely nothing.

                        You have to wonder what goes on in their heads.


                                                                     
                                             
                                                                 

                         

                         

                         

                         

                                                                                                                           

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                          Posted: June 8, 2010, 1:32 pm - IP Logged

                          South Carolina lottery results for June 8, 2010 are 994 and 0913.

                          Stretchwinning is fun.

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                            Posted: June 8, 2010, 2:15 pm - IP Logged

                            What a Crock of crap, you can go to the casino, play keno, ect.....

                            SECTION 59-150-210

                            (E) A lottery ticket or share must not be sold on the date of any general or primary election; for a lottery game other than that defined in Section 59-150-20(7); or for a lottery game with corporate sponsorship.

                             

                            SECTION 59-150-20.

                            (7) "Lottery", "lotteries", " lottery game", or "lottery games" means a game of chance approved by the General Assembly and operated pursuant to this chapter including, but not limited to, the lottery game categories of instant tickets, on-line lottery games and drawing numbers but excluding keno, pari- mutuel betting, and casino gambling as defined in this section. The operation of the lottery games excludes machines and lottery games, including video poker lottery games, prohibited by Sections 12-21-2710, 16-19-40, and 16-19-50. The access and use of an electronic or mechanical machine designed for a lottery game authorized pursuant to this chapter must be limited to a lottery retailer and his employees only in order to facilitate retail sales of lottery tickets, and such a machine must not dispense anything other than lottery tickets.

                            South Carolina Code of Laws

                                                                                               by Chuck Humphrey

                            SECTION 16-19-90. Betting on elections.

                             Any person who shall make any bet or wager of money or wager of any other thing of value or shall have any share or part in any bet or wager of money or wager of any other thing of value upon any election in this State shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be fined in a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars and be imprisoned not exceeding one month.

                             

                            On That Note, In My Opinion I bet Nikki Haley wins The Republican Primary.

                            Since My opinion holds no value, i should be safe. 

                            CB

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