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Record number of people win SC Lottery Pick 4 game

Oct 2, 2019, 12:14 pm

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SC Lottery pays out more than $3.4 million

We now know that a lot of people in South Carolina have the same strategy for the Pick 4 lottery game — and it just won them a lot of money.

Nearly 1,400 people won the South Carolina Education Lottery's Pick 4 midday drawing Saturday with the same set of numbers: 2-2-2-2. It was a record number of winners for the Pick 4 and a record payout, the Lottery announced in a statement.

Lottery spokeswoman Holli Armstrong said that people started lining up to claim their prizes around 7:30 a.m. Monday, about an hour before the payout office in Columbia opened.

The Lottery handed out fans and water as the winners waited in the Southern heat. Depending on how much players spent on the tickets, and how many they purchased, payouts were anywhere between $2,000 and $5,000.

One winner cashed out with $80,000 after buying 16 tickets with the lucky two's combo.

The drawing cost the Lottery more than $3.4 million, officials said.

Armstrong said the lines got busier around lunchtime as people started arriving from across the state. The office paid out more than $1 million by the end of the day.

She said there was also a line Tuesday but it was a lot smaller in comparison.

The new number crushes the 652 wins the last time quadruple 2s were drawn, on July 8, 2012.

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omg. i love to hear things like this, as i know here in our state of NC, we almost had another quad of 2's a day or 2 ago, so this is wonderful to see with P4 game!!!(for SC)Hurray!

 

i do win nice amounts each year playing (same key #s)with p4. do well @ it,

so, i am Smileyalways extra happy 2 see news like this where MANY folks win too!Cheers

 

Great job, SC.

 

I have no doubt NC will see quad five's or 2 soon. Banana Almost came out again other (2225) couple days ago here, in  NC. Congrats!

13G's!+ total (2019)& P4 total >>> 22,000!(So Far in 2020!) Time 2 break the bank, baby...Banana

 

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    I'm sure 1400 was the max and 2222 was cut off.

    Same people that play 0000 through 9999 and 000 through 999.

    Congrats to the winners!!

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      Very nice to see alot of winners. Same thing happened june 4 2019 eve draw in Texas when 4444 hit . the Texas lottery websight said there were over a 2000 winners so please be patent because of the very long lines.

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        Congrats winners!!! Cheers

        South Carolina has had 11,171 drawings in it's Pick 4 history. This was the eighth quad ever. 

        That's one every 1,396 drawings. 

        "You can observe a lot just by watching." Yogi Berra, Hall of Fame baseball player.

        The numbers will tell you what numbers to play. Pay attention to the numbers.

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          Since we " Know" that State lotteries hate paying out, SC officials are probably muttering under their breath " darn, how did this happen?" To them, money should only be flowing in one direction- theirs.

          Imo the only time the lottery is glad to see a winner, is after the State coffers are overflowing, and the " we fleeced them enough in this round " statement follows.

           * Voice of Reason *   

           

          People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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            Here's something interesting about the SC Pick 4.

            Based on the Lottery Post's Search Results, you're more likely to hit a Quad in the Midday drawing than the Evening drawing.

             

            Since the start of the Midday Pick 4 on 2003-07-01, as of 2019-10-03, there have been 5078 drawings (Mon-Sat) with 7 Quads.

             Draw Date  State  Game  Results 
            Sat, Sep 28, 2019South CarolinaPick 4 Midday2-2-2-2
            Fri, Feb 2, 2018South CarolinaPick 4 Midday3-3-3-3
            Tue, Mar 28, 2017South CarolinaPick 4 Midday3-3-3-3
            Tue, Sep 6, 2016South CarolinaPick 4 Midday0-0-0-0
            Mon, Dec 19, 2011South CarolinaPick 4 Midday0-0-0-0
            Mon, Oct 29, 2007South CarolinaPick 4 Midday8-8-8-8
            Sat, Mar 17, 2007South CarolinaPick 4 Midday6-6-6-6

             

            However, since the start of the Evening Pick 4 on 2003-01-27, as of 2019-10-03, there have been 6095 drawings (Sun-Sat) with only 1 Quad.

             Draw Date  State  Game  Results 
            Sun, Jul 8, 2012South CarolinaPick 4 Evening2-2-2-2

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              That's awesome!! SC is never going to allow 2222 to fall for a very long time, if ever.

              You can do anything if you put your mind into it. The sky is the limit! Cool

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                Story of my life.   Phone call comes in early yesterday stating play 444 that it will come in.   Didn't play it.   Came in last night in Kentucky for the tune of over $1.1 million!

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                  Congrats winners!!! Cheers

                  South Carolina has had 11,171 drawings in it's Pick 4 history. This was the eighth quad ever. 

                  That's one every 1,396 drawings. 

                  While quads might average once in every 1396 drawings, a quad was drawn in S.C. four times in the last three years. The only thing unique about this drawing was the payoff amount.

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                    Story of my life.   Phone call comes in early yesterday stating play 444 that it will come in.   Didn't play it.   Came in last night in Kentucky for the tune of over $1.1 million!

                    Did you get a call to play 8888 in KY today?

                    Nearly 1,400 people won the South Carolina Education Lottery's Pick 4 midday drawing Saturday and SC Lottery pays out more than $3.4 million

                    When I read that KY sold 652 winning tickets and paid out $1,533,652 (including "1-Off" tickets), it occurred to me that if S.C. sold 1400 tickets, each ticket had to be worth $2500 selling zero $1 straight tickets. Apparently someone is exaggerating how many winning tickets there actually were sold.

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                      Did you get a call to play 8888 in KY today?

                      Nearly 1,400 people won the South Carolina Education Lottery's Pick 4 midday drawing Saturday and SC Lottery pays out more than $3.4 million

                      When I read that KY sold 652 winning tickets and paid out $1,533,652 (including "1-Off" tickets), it occurred to me that if S.C. sold 1400 tickets, each ticket had to be worth $2500 selling zero $1 straight tickets. Apparently someone is exaggerating how many winning tickets there actually were sold.

                      There were exactly 1,393 winners for the 2222 according to the S.C. lottery website. 

                      For the 13 Pick 4 drawings from 10/1 thru 10/7, only 3 drawings had more then 10 straight winners. 20-16-12. No other drawing had more then 9 straight winners. Five of the drawings had 5 winners or less.

                      Makes 1,393 even more incredible. Thud

                      "You can observe a lot just by watching." Yogi Berra, Hall of Fame baseball player.

                      The numbers will tell you what numbers to play. Pay attention to the numbers.

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                        Here's something interesting about the SC Pick 4.

                        Based on the Lottery Post's Search Results, you're more likely to hit a Quad in the Midday drawing than the Evening drawing.

                         

                        Since the start of the Midday Pick 4 on 2003-07-01, as of 2019-10-03, there have been 5078 drawings (Mon-Sat) with 7 Quads.

                         Draw Date  State  Game  Results 
                        Sat, Sep 28, 2019South CarolinaPick 4 Midday2-2-2-2
                        Fri, Feb 2, 2018South CarolinaPick 4 Midday3-3-3-3
                        Tue, Mar 28, 2017South CarolinaPick 4 Midday3-3-3-3
                        Tue, Sep 6, 2016South CarolinaPick 4 Midday0-0-0-0
                        Mon, Dec 19, 2011South CarolinaPick 4 Midday0-0-0-0
                        Mon, Oct 29, 2007South CarolinaPick 4 Midday8-8-8-8
                        Sat, Mar 17, 2007South CarolinaPick 4 Midday6-6-6-6

                         

                        However, since the start of the Evening Pick 4 on 2003-01-27, as of 2019-10-03, there have been 6095 drawings (Sun-Sat) with only 1 Quad.

                         Draw Date  State  Game  Results 
                        Sun, Jul 8, 2012South CarolinaPick 4 Evening2-2-2-2

                        Oh wow. Yes NodSo interesting. thanks for sharing that. i had no clue.that's always interesting to see. G-luck to all playing

                        their lottery games this evening. I still feel a quad Banana5-5-5-5 is coming out, before thanksgiving here in NC,

                        so i am keeping it in few x and 1x or 2x(minimum quad2222's since we almost had it a Smileyday before it hit, in neighboring SC.

                        G-night, my fellow lp players."

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                          That's awesome!! SC is never going to allow 2222 to fall for a very long time, if ever.

                          IKR!(i know right.) my folks were saying this other day when it hit. so true. ha ha.yep. so true, Rman.

                          I would be stunned! if it ever repeat over the next six long months of fall and winter."We will see though."

                           

                          i am happy so many got thousands out of it whether

                           

                          the big whopping $5,000 each, some i am sure got it

                          $$$ multi-x hit $$$ $$$ or 2g'sWhite Bounce it's awesome, totally! I just love this story."

                          13G's!+ total (2019)& P4 total >>> 22,000!(So Far in 2020!) Time 2 break the bank, baby...Banana

                           

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                            There were exactly 1,393 winners for the 2222 according to the S.C. lottery website. 

                            For the 13 Pick 4 drawings from 10/1 thru 10/7, only 3 drawings had more then 10 straight winners. 20-16-12. No other drawing had more then 9 straight winners. Five of the drawings had 5 winners or less.

                            Makes 1,393 even more incredible. Thud

                            And 1393 times $2500 equals $3,482,500. What makes that figure incredible is the fact if it's true, there were no $1 tickets sold.  Lots of people play only triples and quads so there probably are more 50 cent straights sold because players buy all the trips and quads for $5. Bet someone in S.C. simply divided the total payout by $2500. 

                            On 9/28 the midday KY Lottery drawing had 23 pick-4 "winners" collecting $4072 and obviously no $1 straight bets and probably no 50 cent straight bets either. The difference with trips and quads, there are no other types of "winners" unless there is an added bet option.