Fortune cookie lottery numbers wins bank teller $500,000 in Powerball
Fortune was smiling on a first-time South Carolina Lottery player this past week.Sherril Shingler, who has a Smoaks address but actually lives in Bamberg County, has given a whole new meaning to the old saying, That's the way the cookie crumbles. After having Chinese food for lunch last Wednesday, Shingler, who has been employed for the past two years as a bank teller at Enterprise Bank in Ehrhardt, asked a co-worker to purchase a Powerball ticket for her, using the lucky numbers that were prin ...
Apr 6, 2005, 12:06 pm - Lottery News forum
S.C. Lottery marks 3rd anniversary
$2.4 billion in sales have generated $713 million for educationThe South Carolina Education Lottery marked its third anniversary last week.Since the lottery's creation, total ticket sales have exceeded $2.4 billion, and players have won more than $1.4 billion. State income tax collected on winnings over $500 totaled more than $18 million.In addition, the lottery has transferred more than $713 million to the Education Lottery Account for appropriation by the state legislature. To put a face on ou ...
Jan 11, 2005, 9:51 am - Lottery News forum
N.C. man charged in lottery theft
A North Carolina man was arrested last week in connection with stealing lottery tickets from a Hilton Head Island convenience store, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff's Office incident report.Gary Lake Stith, 42, of Littleton, N.C., was charged with violating the South Carolina Education Lottery Act on Jan. 5 and booked into the Beaufort County Detention Center. Stith was released Jan. 6 after posting $10,000 in bond, according to the jail's online log.The incident report states that survei ...
Jan 10, 2005, 11:54 am - Lottery News forum
S.C. Lottery scratch games sold after top prize won
The South Carolina Education Lottery offers dozens of ways to scratch off and win and buy the right card and you could win first prize cash ranging up to a quarter million dollars.That is, if someone hasn't already claimed the top prize. One card for the $30,000 cash bonus game for instance, was still on sale Tuesday, even though someone has already won the $30,000 jackpot.Scratch off games have varying lifespans with some as long as a couple of years or only a few months.The Lottery Commission ...
Dec 15, 2004, 9:49 am - Lottery News forum
No South Carolina lottery sales today
There will be no lottery sales today, according to a press release from the South Carolina Lottery.State law prohibits lottery sales on election days.Instant ticket validations, as well as online sales of Pick 3, Pick 4, Carolina 5 and Powerball, also will be shut down for the day.There will be a drawing for any advance ticket sales.
Nov 2, 2004, 10:40 am - Lottery News forum
S.C. man sentenced for lottery ticket theft
A Ridgeland, South Carolina man was sentenced to time served, restitution and three years of probation in Beaufort County General Sessions Court Monday after pleading guilty to 12 charges of trying to cash stolen lottery tickets, court records state.Albert Garvin, 37, was arrested last December on charges that he tried to cash the stolen lottery tickets at Publix on Pembroke Drive and the Shell gas station at the intersection of William Hilton Parkway and Spanish Wells Road, the Beaufort County ...
Sep 2, 2004, 8:02 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery machines fail before jackpot
With a $76 million Powerball jackpot waiting Saturday night, some Horry County, South Carolina lottery machines broke down during the weekend.A stroke of bad luck caused an Internet service provider not to recognize some lottery machines.Larry Sanders said the machine at his Food Shoppe in the Red Hill section of Conway stopped connecting about 10 or 10:30 p.m. Friday. His store couldn't provide lottery tickets until shortly after 2 p.m. Monday.The Powerball drawings are at 10:59 p.m. Wednesdays ...
Aug 10, 2004, 9:45 am - Lottery News forum
SC lottery brings in almost $1 billion
Large Powerball jackpots helped fuel lottery ticket sales of nearly $1 billion in South Carolina for the fiscal year that ended June 30.After payouts of $552 million in prizes, the state was left with about $270 million. According to unaudited revenue statements, the state has $17 million more than expected to help pay for college scholarships.The report will be final by October 1st. The Legislature decides how the excess revenue is spent.In the previous fiscal year, the lottery sold $724 millio ...
Aug 9, 2004, 8:22 am - Lottery News forum
Former S.C. Lottery employee charged with theft
A former procurement officer with the South Carolina Education Lottery has been released on bond after his arrest on charges that he converted $425 for his own use.Robert Lyon, 25, turned himself in Friday evening at the Richland County jail, a State Law Enforcement Division spokeswoman said.Lyon is charged with breach of trust, according to the warrant. Lyon took $25 promotional certificates in April 2003 and used them a month later for himself, the warrant states.Lottery spokeswoman Tara Rober ...
Aug 3, 2004, 8:42 am - Lottery News forum
N.C. woman claims $66M Powerball jackpot
A North Carolina woman turned in the winning $65.8 million Powerball ticket to South Carolina Lottery officials late Friday afternoon.A release from the state lottery said the woman chose to remain anonymous and has decided to take the Powerball prize in a $34.2 million, taxable, one-time cash payout.North Carolinians have bought all three of the winning Powerball tickets sold in South Carolina since the lottery started in January 2002. North Carolina has no state lottery.In May 2003, a Charlott ...
Jul 5, 2004, 8:27 am - Lottery News forum