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SC Lottery offers refunds for some multi-draw tickets

Apr 11, 2020, 12:32 pm

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South Carolina LotterySouth Carolina Lottery: SC Lottery offers refunds for some multi-draw ticketsRating:

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Education Lottery is offering to refund the cost of some multi-draw Powerball and Mega Millions tickets purchased prior to game changes announced last week.

Going forward, the starting jackpot amounts will no longer begin at $40 million. Instead, the amounts will be announced after each jackpot is won. Increases will be based on game sales and interest rates.

Powerball players who purchased a multi-draw ticket on or before April 2 are eligible for a refund for drawings held on or after April 11 through the expiration of their multi-draw plays. Mega Millions players who purchased their multi-draw ticket on or before April 3 are eligible for a refund for drawings held on or after April 10 through the expiration of their plays.

Players seeking a refund should hang on to their original ticket, which may still be valid to win a prize.

To claim a refund, players must submit a copy of their multi-draw ticket with a completed refund claim form available at sceducationlottery.com to: Multi-Draw Refund, South Carolina Education Lottery, Post Office Box 11949, Columbia, SC 29211.

The deadline is July 30.

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Cassie8620's avatar - oGH0ok
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I'm glad South Caro Cheersare doing this. I think it's only right. Good for SC!

 

Good luck, to all of my fellow LP players, with your lottery games, and stay focus,

healthy + safe out there.Smiley

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    Simpsonville
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    This has to be the most transparent lottery in the good old US of A.   Didn't they have a nice big old expensive refund for a malfunction or something last year?

     

    All I can say other lotteries should lead by their example.   They could have said 'Too bad, so sad', or been like some businesses and no reply @ all!


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      That's cool they are doing this but what idiot would get a refund? Even though I think what Powerball and Megamillions is doing with the jackpots is not cool, the only prize being affected is the top prize. I mean are you really going to be mad if you spent $2 and won $20 million instead of $40 million?  LOL

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        That's cool they are doing this but what idiot would get a refund? Even though I think what Powerball and Megamillions is doing with the jackpots is not cool, the only prize being affected is the top prize. I mean are you really going to be mad if you spent $2 and won $20 million instead of $40 million?  LOL

        I Agree!

        I, for one, am still going to play my one ticket per drawing. Although, I do think they should lower the ticket price back down to $1 until things get back to "normal".

        I would prefer to win a higher jackpot, but would not refuse a jackpot of any amount of millions.

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          I Agree!

          I, for one, am still going to play my one ticket per drawing. Although, I do think they should lower the ticket price back down to $1 until things get back to "normal".

          I would prefer to win a higher jackpot, but would not refuse a jackpot of any amount of millions.

          The statistical odds any of us will hit the jackpot are astronomically low so in reality we are playing for lower tier prizes anyway so like I said if you bought tickets for a multi-draw why would you not play them? Also $20 million is $20 million at the end of the day assuming you miraculously hit the jackpot. My personal opinion is they should be made to bring back the old games with less numbers and charge $1. Finally I find it strange they both immediately went to $20 million from $40 million, not $35 million or $30 million, bam, right down to $20 million, I feel like that should be investigated. Mathematically they both probably aren't equally affected so how come one doesn't start out at $20 million and the other say $25 million? This seems like price fixing or something else shady. Cool

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            The statistical odds any of us will hit the jackpot are astronomically low so in reality we are playing for lower tier prizes anyway so like I said if you bought tickets for a multi-draw why would you not play them? Also $20 million is $20 million at the end of the day assuming you miraculously hit the jackpot. My personal opinion is they should be made to bring back the old games with less numbers and charge $1. Finally I find it strange they both immediately went to $20 million from $40 million, not $35 million or $30 million, bam, right down to $20 million, I feel like that should be investigated. Mathematically they both probably aren't equally affected so how come one doesn't start out at $20 million and the other say $25 million? This seems like price fixing or something else shady. Cool

            Understanding that people are unhappy over the changes. But, the bottom line is that sales...sales...drive the jackpots. If sales are so low that they are unable to support the $40 million jackpot, and to keep increasing the jackpot each roll by $10 million, they did the only thing they could do. They can't keep bleeding. They are a business, not a charity. And those jackpot amounts are the annuity amounts, not the cash amounts.

            While I stopped playing, it's because I'm not working. But even when I did play, I really was focused on winning the $1 million prize, and would often pay the extra buck to up it to $2 million. Why? I can retire on that, and the odds are better than my state lotto.

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              Well all I have to say is Happy 1Year Anniversary to me today for keeping in the same set of numbers on the Palmetto Cash 5 but not hitting the jackpot yet...#TheSkyIsTheLimit

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                The subliminal problem is this...

                When PB, MM increased their respective starting Jackpots... the additional numbers in the pool was THE CRITERIA, along with the bump up in the price of each ticket to $2.TO SUPPORT THE HIGHER RESET JACKPOT...Thumbs Up

                Disapprove Now, they're claiming low ticket sales, to justify a 50% reduction in the starting Jackpots..No No  but NOT in the price of each ticket OR their number pools..!! ?

                How can anyone not see that as them giving we players the short end of a stck AGAIN..?

                Bash  Lottery.. $1. for you,(players)

                1, 2 dollars for me,(lottery)

                $2. for you

                1,$2, dollars for me,

                $3 dollars for you,

                1,2,$3 dollars for me,

                $4 dollars for you,

                1,2,3,$4 dollars for me..!!

                Seems like THAT'S the kinda Math they're using on us..!!!

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                  Understanding that people are unhappy over the changes. But, the bottom line is that sales...sales...drive the jackpots. If sales are so low that they are unable to support the $40 million jackpot, and to keep increasing the jackpot each roll by $10 million, they did the only thing they could do. They can't keep bleeding. They are a business, not a charity. And those jackpot amounts are the annuity amounts, not the cash amounts.

                  While I stopped playing, it's because I'm not working. But even when I did play, I really was focused on winning the $1 million prize, and would often pay the extra buck to up it to $2 million. Why? I can retire on that, and the odds are better than my state lotto.

                  Have they disclosed the financials and the math that justifies their decision, obviously sales are down but they should have to fully disclose everything that shows why the initial jackpot is now half and the increases are down also and why. In other businesses if your sales are down you run specials and lower your prices, they effectively want to keep winning by charging the same amount for the tickets but reducing the prizes. Like I said there hasn't been any real explanation why both lotteries arbitrarily came up with $20 million as their new starting amount, if it was being properly done using sales and math then they should be anything but equal, say one with a starting amount of $18 million and the other with a starting amount of $22 million for example. I'm with you too, while everyone is fixated on the top prize, I am more focused on the second prize, it's more than enough and no one cares about those prizes and who wins them so no one is going to seek you out for money. I have moved on more to scratch off tickets, the odds are better than the Mega or Powerball. 

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                      Economics 101 teaches us that a business should count their opportunity costs before making a decision.

                      Powerball does not understand this concept.

                      I won't play Powerball until it reaches $60,000,000 cash value and then I will only play $2!

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                        Economics 101 teaches us that a business should count their opportunity costs before making a decision.

                        Powerball does not understand this concept.

                        I won't play Powerball until it reaches $60,000,000 cash value and then I will only play $2!

                        Thumbs Up I think that any player seriously protesting PB,MM 180 degree turn in one-sided rules, shouldn't play either for at least a yr...

                        The only thing that will get their attention is for you to WITHHOLD your Financial participation...!!

                        Then you'll see change...

                        They're a bunch of lying GREEDY f**kers..!

                         

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                        ...To boldly go,... Where NO Player has gone before...!!

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                          I Agree!

                          I, for one, am still going to play my one ticket per drawing. Although, I do think they should lower the ticket price back down to $1 until things get back to "normal".

                          I would prefer to win a higher jackpot, but would not refuse a jackpot of any amount of millions.

                          I Agree!

                          My thinking exactly Tmm. l mean l don't see signs saying " Play the lottery here or else.." .....Chair

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                            Thumbs Up I think that any player seriously protesting PB,MM 180 degree turn in one-sided rules, shouldn't play either for at least a yr...

                            The only thing that will get their attention is for you to WITHHOLD your Financial participation...!!

                            Then you'll see change...

                            They're a bunch of lying GREEDY f**kers..!

                             

                            -Stat$talker

                            l need to learn that trick of yours, what you ask? You talking but not saying anything.

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