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South Carolina Awaits $66 Million Powerball Lottery Winner
South Carolina officials are waiting for the winner of the latest Powerball drawing to come forward.The winning ticket for Saturday's drawing worth nearly $66 million was sold in South Carolina. Lottery spokeswoman Tara Robertson said Monday that the ticket was sold at a Spinx convenience store on Highway 24 near Townville. We're hoping it's a local, you know. We don't mind if it's somebody from across the state, but it would sure be nice with the third time being the charm, being a local, mana ...
Jun 29, 2004, 7:46 am - Lottery News forum

Drive-up lottery store opens
Theres no fuzzy intercom, and you cant super size it, but a new drive-through dedicated almost entirely to selling lottery tickets has popped up near the N.C. state line.The DriveThru Lottery I-777 has been open about a month, selling everything from scratch-off games and Powerball tickets to cigarettes and soda. Its off I-77 near the Carowinds amusement park less than a mile inside South Carolina, where the lottery is legal.A menu board picturing some 20 scratch-off games greets customers just ...
Jun 21, 2004, 7:19 am - Lottery News forum

Pool players ponder Powerball hypocrisy
Nobody was betting on $212 million at The Pour House on Friday.A week after Charleston police and State Law Enforcement Division agents raided a pool tournament at the Savannah Highway tavern, three patrons at the bar shook their heads no over their beer. They hadn't bought a $1 chance at the state-sponsored, long-odds Powerball game.The prize at stake in tonight's drawing for the multistate lottery payoff has climbed to more than $200 million for the second time in five months. The last time, ...
May 8, 2004, 2:10 pm - Lottery News forum

S.C. lottery to hold $1 million second-chance drawing
The South Carolina Education Lottery will give away $1 million in a drawing of losing instant game tickets.Players can enter by collecting $20 worth of losing tickets marked with Carolina Millionaire Promotion across the top. Entrants have to fill out the back of at least one ticket and mail them in an envelope to the designated post office box listed on the back of each ticket.The Carolina Millionaire games launch May 4 and include the following instant tickets: Carolina Payout ($10), Cash Ex ...
May 5, 2004, 7:31 am - Lottery News forum

S.C. lottery machines crash on drawing day
Some N.C. Buyers Left Without TicketsSome North Carolina lottery players hoping to cash in on South Carolina's Powerball lottery walked away with nothing Wednesday after the state's lottery buying network went down. South Carolina's network crashed around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday due to a Bellsouth issue, according to the South Carolina Educational Lottery Office. We had one lady from North Carolina who wanted to buy a ticket but had to leave empty-handed, convenience store clerk John Traylor said. ...
Apr 29, 2004, 7:47 am - Lottery News forum

S.C. Senators welcome lottery windfall
State senators were excited Tuesday to learn the S.C. lottery is bringing in more money than expected and, therefore, more money for the state to spend.The Senate Finance Committee is planning to meet today to divvy up $341 million in lottery proceeds for next year a third more than this years take.Some senators, led by Nikki Setzler, D-Lexington, wanted to bend the rules and use as much money as possible to pay for K-12 education. But others, including finance panel chairman Hugh Leatherman, R- ...
Apr 21, 2004, 6:43 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery is bright spot in S.C. revenue
As a University of South Carolina student, Leah Sugarman is strapped for cash.But the 23-year-old said she usually can find money to play the South Carolina Education Lottery about once a month. I also find a dollar or two to smoke cigarettes, she said. I just scrounge up some change from the car or sofa. It's not a big deal. Sugarman said she usually spends a dollar -- and no more than $5 -- on scratch-off tickets and the Powerball game when the jackpot gets high. It's just for fun. I really ...
Apr 13, 2004, 5:10 am - Lottery News forum

S.C. lottery to make more than expected, board says
The South Carolina lottery should generate $80 million more than the state Board of Economic Advisors expected, and that could help buy school buses, cover scholarship programs or increase public school spending.Last year, the Board of Economic Advisors projected that the lottery would generate about $173 million during the fiscal year that ends June 30. On Thursday, the board raised that forecast to $253 million as high interest in big Powerball jackpots juiced lottery sales. It's absolutely wo ...
Feb 13, 2004, 7:38 am - Lottery News forum

S.C. officials still looking for $600,000 lottery winner
State officials looking for winner who purchased six, $100,000 drawsSouth Carolina Education Lottery officials still are waiting for the winner of Tuesday night's Carolina 5 to claim the $600,000 jackpot.Talk about your odds.Someone purchased six identically numbered tickets to win the South Carolina Education Lottery's Carolina 5 jackpot in Ridgeland on Tuesday. The winners or winner has not stepped forward yet, lottery spokeswoman Tara Robertson said Wednesday afternoon. The Tuesday and Frida ...
Feb 13, 2004, 7:27 am - Lottery News forum

South Carolina Education Lottery Turns 2
SCEL Uses Birthday To Tout SuccessesIt's two years and counting for the South Carolina Education Lottery.SCEL officials celebrated with birthday cake and special promotions at lottery branches across the state.In the two years since its launch, lottery officials said total sales racked up at more than $1.5 billion.They also said more than $429 million has gone into the state's education system.A common misconception, according to lottery officials, is that lottery money goes to fund local school ...
Jan 8, 2004, 5:15 am - Lottery News forum