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Nearly 14,000 S.C. lottery players won Pick 3 Friday

Jan 30, 2017, 5:55 pm

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South Carolina LotterySouth Carolina Lottery: Nearly 14,000 S.C. lottery players won Pick 3 FridayRating:

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A record number of South Carolina Education Lottery Pick 3 players started their weekend with a win.

13,996 players won with 4-4-4 in Friday's evening drawing.

Depending on the price paid for the ticket, winners took home either $250 or $500 per play.

Triple number combinations are by far the Lottery's most popular played sequences, this time resulting in a $3.5 million prize payout.

Friday night's draw surpasses the game's previous record number of winners set just last month, when triple 5s paid out $3.4 million to 13,657 winners on December 8.

This marks the tenth time 4-4-4 has been drawn by the Lottery. The last time 4-4-4 was seen was back in December of 2012.

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Simpsonville
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Posted: January 30, 2017, 6:06 pm - IP Logged

Maybe the liability limit is 14K people or what ever it is called.  Congratulations and hope most players took the $1 bet.

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    Posted: January 30, 2017, 7:01 pm - IP Logged

    LOL gotta luv stories like this LOL

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      Posted: January 30, 2017, 7:04 pm - IP Logged

      LOL gotta luv stories like this LOL

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        Posted: January 30, 2017, 8:06 pm - IP Logged

        Maybe the liability limit is 14K people or what ever it is called.  Congratulations and hope most players took the $1 bet.

        South Carolina Education Lottery (SCEL) rules state that the aggregate liability limit is $3.5m, which can be increased without notice.  However, the article says that $3.5m was the total prize payout.

        That would mean that all but four of the 13,996 bet 50 cents, which doesn't seem right.  But, I don't play the game so maybe my math is wrong.  In addition to the 13,996 "straight" winners, there were also 33 "front" winners and 7 "back" winners that should be included in the $3.5m limit.

         

        "SCEL has established an aggregate liability limit of three and one half million dollars ($3,500,000.00) per draw on any set of numbers regardless of the play type option(s) selected. This liability limit may be increased by the Executive Director without notice or formal amendment to these rules as authorized by the South Carolina Lottery Board of Commissioners. As provided in the Game Specifications, the selection of a given set of numbers will be closed out for the draw when it is determined the liability limit has been met for that set of numbers. When numbers are no longer available for selection in a draw cycle, the terminal will inform the retailer. SCEL will not allow a wager in excess of the loss limit."

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          I Agree! This is a great story. Congrats to all the winners. Hurray!

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            Posted: January 31, 2017, 12:33 am - IP Logged

            How did they all know? Smash

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              Posted: January 31, 2017, 2:29 am - IP Logged

              South Carolina Education Lottery (SCEL) rules state that the aggregate liability limit is $3.5m, which can be increased without notice.  However, the article says that $3.5m was the total prize payout.

              That would mean that all but four of the 13,996 bet 50 cents, which doesn't seem right.  But, I don't play the game so maybe my math is wrong.  In addition to the 13,996 "straight" winners, there were also 33 "front" winners and 7 "back" winners that should be included in the $3.5m limit.

               

              "SCEL has established an aggregate liability limit of three and one half million dollars ($3,500,000.00) per draw on any set of numbers regardless of the play type option(s) selected. This liability limit may be increased by the Executive Director without notice or formal amendment to these rules as authorized by the South Carolina Lottery Board of Commissioners. As provided in the Game Specifications, the selection of a given set of numbers will be closed out for the draw when it is determined the liability limit has been met for that set of numbers. When numbers are no longer available for selection in a draw cycle, the terminal will inform the retailer. SCEL will not allow a wager in excess of the loss limit."

              yeah don't let them fool ya with the amount of winners vs players. If they do like the MO lottery does they always use .50 bets as a player win. So if you made a str/box bet and hit straight you just counted as two players. Now imagine that a person bought 5 str/box tickets and hit (like I did a couple days ago) you just became 5 or 10 players yourself depending on if the hit was straight or not. The real number of players vs winners is somewhere between 1/3 to 1/2 of what they post. Just another way to inflate numbers to make it look like they are just giving money away to tons of people.

              I saw MO post the number of winners on a triple once that had yada yada straight winners and then also had about the same amount (but not the same) of boxed winners. I emailed them about that and said, how in the hell do you get a box win on a triple? They emailed me back and said it was an oversight and they would correct the error. uh... yeah...

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                Posted: January 31, 2017, 8:31 am - IP Logged

                Playing Triples = Automatic Str8!

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                  4-4-4 hit in Arizona on 01/04/2017.   There were 399 $500 straight winners, 11 $50 front winners, and 6 $50 back winners.

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                    One time in the last couple of years around 21 people won the grand prize for the NY Take 5. The average grand prize payout for NY Take 5 is around $60 G. Each grand prize winner that night won around $2 G. The odds for winning the grand prize in NY Take 5 is around 1:575,000. Can you imagine someone winning all 5 numbers and celebrating and saying that they finally won, and then they get $2,000 dollars for winning? Ouch. The tickets were sold all over the city and state. They were not from 1 specific location. Wow. That's a wow that you do not see almost ever. And I had to say almost.

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                      Posted: January 31, 2017, 10:53 am - IP Logged

                      Now that,s cool.

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                        Posted: January 31, 2017, 1:37 pm - IP Logged

                        GREAT to see SCEL does the right thing and let players win big once in a while.  Here in NC, the lottery is so rigged that our trips almost always drop in the "Pre-draws".  End of the month is the worst here, not even worth playing NC and I will at times head to SC to play where you have a fair shot at winning!

                        Again, happy to see SC players winning, congrats if you were one of them!!


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                          One time in the last couple of years around 21 people won the grand prize for the NY Take 5. The average grand prize payout for NY Take 5 is around $60 G. Each grand prize winner that night won around $2 G. The odds for winning the grand prize in NY Take 5 is around 1:575,000. Can you imagine someone winning all 5 numbers and celebrating and saying that they finally won, and then they get $2,000 dollars for winning? Ouch. The tickets were sold all over the city and state. They were not from 1 specific location. Wow. That's a wow that you do not see almost ever. And I had to say almost.

                          Ouch.

                          Our 6/49(+1) in 2011 had 9 people hitting the jackpot and 78 hitting 6 of 6. They got 29.000€, when they would normally have gotten 400.000€.

                          And apparently in 1988 it was 222 people hitting 6/6.

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                            Ouch.

                            Our 6/49(+1) in 2011 had 9 people hitting the jackpot and 78 hitting 6 of 6. They got 29.000€, when they would normally have gotten 400.000€.

                            And apparently in 1988 it was 222 people hitting 6/6.

                            Ouch is an understatement!

                            I was going to play your lottery #'s here, but we only have six #'s, not seven.

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