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S.C. Lottery goes dark on Election Day

Topic closed. 22 replies. Last post 7 years ago by Spare Change.

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free2_be virgo
South Carolina
United States
Member #3458
January 22, 2004
1165 Posts
Posted: June 8, 2010, 2:21 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. 


I sure hope so,cause I'm fixing to go cast my vote---for the ladies!

  " No matter what you make,all that you can take is what you give away"

    Buford. GA
    United States
    Member #4
    April 19, 2001
    853 Posts
    Posted: June 8, 2010, 3:10 pm - IP Logged

           HILARIOUS FUNNY LAW!!   When i lived in Los Angeles 77 thru 84 the only time you could NOT buy alcohol was between the hours of 4-5 a.m ... 7 days a week. I don't know if its still the same, but it sure made partying easier!!!! Party

     "as long as you win more than you lose...gamblins' not a problem"

      dpoly1's avatar - driver
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      Member #66141
      October 16, 2008
      1672 Posts
      Posted: June 8, 2010, 4:21 pm - IP Logged

      WOW !

      SC is really on top of things that matter ....... er ....... I mean ........... someone could run around and  ....... win some money ...... YIKES ........ a disaster waiting to happen !!!!!!!!!!

      Stooges legislators writing laws !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
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        Member #56506
        November 21, 2007
        6537 Posts
        Posted: June 8, 2010, 4:39 pm - 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.

        Interesting. I wonder how many people thought to buy their tickets ahead of time?

        "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

          dopey7719's avatar - Lottery-049.jpg
          Midlands, SC
          United States
          Member #69698
          January 14, 2009
          303 Posts
          Posted: June 8, 2010, 7:15 pm - IP Logged

          Interesting. I wonder how many people thought to buy their tickets ahead of time?

          Yes, this is my state....good 'ole South Carolina.  Gotta love it! I bought my tickets ahead of time.  They always do this.

            HaveABall's avatar - rocket

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            March 18, 2009
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            Posted: June 9, 2010, 1:04 am - IP Logged

            Oh, this is interesting.  I wonder if not being able to purchase lottery tickets on election days results in a higher per capita of voting by registered voters on election days vs. other states.  I'd enjoy reading an depth research article!

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              Harrison Township Michigan
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              April 21, 2010
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              Posted: June 9, 2010, 9:41 am - IP Logged

              UnOfficial Results, 45 of 46 Counties Reporting    1 county still reporting...Spartanburg

              Gresham Barrett (REP) 21.76% 91,461

              Andre Bauer (REP) 12.45% 52,324

              Nikki R Haley (REP) 48.86% 205,360

              Henry McMaster (REP) 16.94% 71,187

              Nikki Haley (R) weathered a series of personal attacks to narrowly miss winning the Republican gubernatorial nomination outright tonight. She will advance to a June 22 runoff as a clear favorite for the GOP nod.

              Haley stood at 49 percent of the vote, well ahead of Rep. Gresham Barrett who took 22 percent. The Associated Press called a runoff shortly before 10 pm eastern time, however, concluding that Haley would not break 50 percent of the vote. State Attorney General Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer lagged far behind.


              Robert Ford (DEM) 18.01% 33,967

              Jim Rex (DEM) 23.02% 43,419

              Vincent A Sheheen (DEM) 58.97%   111,211     


               "You can't handle the truth!" Nicholson.

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                June 23, 2008
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                Posted: June 9, 2010, 9:32 pm - IP Logged

                I agree.  If anything you are reducing the amount of money that could be raised for education because people can't play on that day, so less bucks for education coming in.  Or people could just buy the day b4.   You are just inconveniencing people by making them buy their tickets on a different day.  It reminds me of these 1 day gas boycotts.  They'll designate Monday as a boycott day.  So people will just buy gas on Tues. or Sun. and it has no effect on the oil companies bottom line.  It's nonsense.  It's like the stupid blue laws here in CT that prohibit sales of alcohol on Sunday, making people buy on Sat.  Of course, you can walk into a bar on Sunday in CT get loaded and drive home drunk, makes perfect sense, huh?