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South Carolina Lottery to end participation in Lucky for Life game

Apr 21, 2021, 1:23 pm

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Multi-state game will no longer be available in the state after June

By Kate Northrop

Yesterday, the South Carolina Lottery announced that it will be removing the Lucky for Life multi-state game from its lineup.

The final drawing for Lucky for Life in South Carolina will take place at 10:35 pm EST on Mon., Jun. 28, 2021.

"The South Carolina Education Lottery is leaving the multi-state Lucky for Life game to explore exciting new game opportunities for players that will launch over the next several months," the Lottery said in a statement. "These new games will also enhance funding for education."

The Lottery also teased improvements to Powerball to be announced in late summer, as well as a new add-on game feature for Pick 3 and Pick 4 called Fireball. The new option will be available starting May 3, 2021.

Following the Lucky for Life drawing this Thurs., Apr. 22, players will gradually be able to purchase fewer and fewer multi-draws for future drawings. After this Thursday's drawing, players may only purchase 19 instead of 20 multi-draws and so on for each subsequent drawing until the game's final drawing on Mon., Jun. 28.

Players will still have 180 days from the draw date to claim any prizes won from Lucky for Life.

Remaining funds from the game will be transferred to the state to support "educational incentives" in South Carolina once all winning tickets have been claimed and paid.

Since the game's release in 2015, the game has produced one top prize winner of $1,000 a day for life and 21 winners of $25,000 a year for life in the state.

"The Lottery would like to thank its players and retailers for supporting the Lucky for Life game since its debut in South Carolina in January of 2015," the Lottery concluded.

Lucky for Life drawings take place on Mondays and Thursdays at 10:35 pm EST. 25 other states aside from South Carolina currently offer the game.

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4 comments. Last comment 11 days ago by viceroy2.
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Think's avatar - lightbulb
Marquette, MI
United States
Member #20540
August 20, 2005
934 Posts

Hmmm...do they consider adding the Monday draw an "improvement"?  Other than going International and the Monday draw there has been no other news.

    United States
    Member #163182
    January 22, 2015
    2528 Posts

    On 19 JUL 21, LFL, according to the Kentucky lottery will be offered 7 days/week---probably to better compete with Cash 4 Life.

    Am interested in the Fireball option that will be on Pick 3/Pick 4.    We used to have 1-off which was a great feature where we won $5K on it once.   Like all good things, they come to an end.

      sweetie7398's avatar - flower2

      United States
      Member #22701
      September 30, 2005
      13769 Posts

      Lucky 4 Life was a good game , hate to see it go.

      Life, love, family Love

        viceroy2's avatar - viceroy red.jpg?w=1075

        United States
        Member #85364
        January 14, 2010
        33 Posts

        Well, now with L4L going daily in July, like C4L, will South Carolina REVERSE its decision to end L4L....or is it a possibility they go C4L?