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S.C. Lottery to honor 2 sets of Pick 3 numbers

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Lottery says it will honor two sets of Evening Pick 3 numbers for Tuesday night's drawing.

One set of numbers (3-6-4) was certified by an independent auditor, while another set (3-6-7) was drawn during the evening Pick 3 drawing.

Players holding Pick 3 tickets bearing the numbers 3-6-7 for the Tuesday, October 7 evening draw must take or mail their tickets to the Columbia Claims Center for processing and prize payment. Sign the ticket back and complete the required information if mailing a ticket. Lottery retailers will not be able to pay on Pick 3 tickets bearing the number 3-6-7.

Payouts for 3-6-4 may be claimed as a player would do for any winning ticket.

"The Lottery is a transparent organization. These are our loyal players, and we honor our mistakes," the Lottery's Executive Director Paula Harper Bethea said. "Our players expect nothing less, and we are going to pay both sets of numbers."

Players with questions or concerns can call the Lottery toll-free at 1-866-736-9819.

WLTX, Lottery Post Staff

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Toney725's avatar - speedykat
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Posted: October 12, 2014, 6:56 pm - IP Logged

I take it that the auditor didn't watch the drawing??? Confused

    ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
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    Posted: October 12, 2014, 7:21 pm - IP Logged

    There is some states that wouldn't pay out. They would just say mistakes happen too bad, so it's good to see that South Carolina is paying out money for their mistake number.

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

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      Posted: October 12, 2014, 7:41 pm - IP Logged

      Would they have paid out if a popular combination had been drawn (the kind that bring liabilities in the millions)? That is the real question.

      If the chances of winning the jackpot are so slim, why play when the jackpot is so small? Your chances never change, but the potential payoff does.
      If a crystal ball showed you the future of the rest of your life, and in that future you will never win a jackpot, would you still play?

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        HaveABall's avatar - rocket

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        Posted: October 12, 2014, 11:04 pm - IP Logged

        Good on South Carolina Lottery Headquarters for paying out on this non-employee auditor's mistake! Lovies

        Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!

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          helpmewin's avatar - dandy
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          Posted: October 13, 2014, 6:34 am - IP Logged

           Good Job! S.C. Lottery Thumbs Up

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            Posted: October 13, 2014, 6:49 am - IP Logged

            Okay..so the 364 was certified but the 367 drawn? Maybe someone from SC can step up and explain that?

            Were 2 numbers drawn? What type of night drawings do you have? So you have to send the ticket in then

            be taxed on the winnings for a certification error when 367, not 364, was actually drawn from the machine?

            Thanks.

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              Posted: October 13, 2014, 1:09 pm - IP Logged

              Glad to see the S.C. Lottery admitting their error and paying out the winners. I can say with almost near certainty that other state lotteries--cough, California--wouldn't honor either ticket and declare the drawing null and void.

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                Posted: October 13, 2014, 1:56 pm - IP Logged

                Glad to see the S.C. Lottery admitting their error and paying out the winners. I can say with almost near certainty that other state lotteries--cough, California--wouldn't honor either ticket and declare the drawing null and void.

                SkepticalI'd just about believe anything about how Cali would treat thar players

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                  Posted: October 14, 2014, 12:53 pm - IP Logged

                  Glad they are doing the right thing.

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                    Posted: October 14, 2014, 3:54 pm - IP Logged

                    I am impressed that they are willing to honor both sets of numbers.  As others have said, not every state would do that.   So huzzah! for South Carolina!

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                      bel air maryland
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                      Posted: October 14, 2014, 7:27 pm - IP Logged

                      If the 367 was the number drawn why do players have to mail it in? Why can't the retailers pay out for both numbers?

                      IMO if the 367 was drawn, then that is the winning number regardless of what the auditor said. How do you certify the wrong number? The auditor screwed up plain and simple by certifying the wrong number. Why should the players be penalized by having to mail it in and wait for their winnings?

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                        Posted: October 15, 2014, 11:47 am - IP Logged

                        If the 367 was the number drawn why do players have to mail it in? Why can't the retailers pay out for both numbers?

                        IMO if the 367 was drawn, then that is the winning number regardless of what the auditor said. How do you certify the wrong number? The auditor screwed up plain and simple by certifying the wrong number. Why should the players be penalized by having to mail it in and wait for their winnings?

                        That's what I was thinking and now there will be taxes to pay on it too. Shouldn't the number that was drawn be

                        paid out..forget the certified crap, use what thousands of people saw being done with their own eyes.

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