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Clover, S.C. store sold winning lottery ticket
S.C. town waits for Powerball winner to come forwardAs people drove past the tidy mill houses in town and the mobile homes on the outskirts of town Thursday, they couldnt help but wonder: Is somebody in one of those homes holding the $110 million ticket?One of two winning tickets in the $221.5 million Powerball lottery was sold Wednesday morning at Clover Shop and Save, about four miles below the state line. (The other winning ticket was bought in Pennsylvania.)As of late Thursday, no one had co ...
Jan 2, 2004, 9:03 am - Lottery News forum

Audit finds S.C. lottery operates efficiently
An audit of South Carolina's nearly 2-year-old lottery found only a few areas for improvement in cost controls.The South Carolina Education Lottery agreed with almost all the recommendations made in the audit released Tuesday and has implemented many of them, commission Chairman John C.B. Smith Jr. wrote in his response.The lottery has kept costs below the statutory maximum of 15 percent of revenues, but should look at cell phone and car usage for potential cost savings, the audit said. Smith sa ...
Dec 3, 2003, 5:25 am - Lottery News forum

S.C. Lottery Director Opposes Sales Tax Plan
Lottery director says Sanfords plan would reduce funds for educationGov. Mark Sanfords plan to charge sales tax on lottery tickets could cost South Carolina millions in lost education dollars, members of the S.C. lottery commission were told Tuesday.Lottery director Ernie Passailaigue said Sanfords plan to apply the 5 percent sales tax to lottery tickets could cost the state anywhere from $36 million to $154 million in education funding.Sanford wants to use the sales tax on lottery tickets, as w ...
Dec 3, 2003, 5:22 am - Lottery News forum

S.C. makes bid to help Tenn. lottery
The South Carolina lottery, much like its neighbor in Georgia, has pitched the idea of helping out with the Tennessee lottery startup.Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation (TELC) President Rebecca Paul was lured away from the successful Georgia Lottery Corporation in early September. The week before, the upstart lottery board here voted against the notion of a partnership with Paul and Georgia.South Carolina lottery officials were openly critical of the potential Georgia-Tennessee partnership ...
Nov 5, 2003, 5:31 am - Lottery News forum

S.C. Lottery puts $20 million in education account in October
The South Carolina lottery has transferred more than $78 million to education programs in the fiscal year that began July 1.The South Carolina Education Lottery says it deposited $20 million on Tuesday. Of that, more than $4.5 million was unclaimed prize money, which is earmarked for school buses and gambling addiction programs.The lottery again is on target to exceed forecasts. Through October, the games have produced 45 percent of the $173 million expected to be collected this fiscal year. We ...
Oct 16, 2003, 3:24 am - Lottery News forum

Sanford asks S.C. Education Lottery to make small cuts
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford says he doesn't approve of a state lottery but since it's here, it should be as efficient as possible.Sanford said in a budget hearing Wednesday that he'd like the South Carolina Education Lottery to cut its retailer commissions and put even more money toward education.The lottery has had about $1.2 billion in gross sales from the beginning of the games on Jan. 7, 2002 to Aug. 31, 2003.About 7 percent of that goes toward retailer commissions. Sanford questioned w ...
Oct 2, 2003, 3:36 am - Lottery News forum

S.C. lotto questions deal with Georgia
Top officials in South Carolina said Tuesday savings projections acquired by Tennessee lottery board members regarding a potential partnership with the successful Georgia lottery are likely inaccurate.They also detailed other concerns they had about partnering with Georgia before they rejected such an alliance.The Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation (TELC) is poised to make a decision next week on whether to team with Georgias lottery to possibly maximize spending power and curb start up cos ...
Aug 27, 2003, 3:21 am - Lottery News forum

USC, MUSC, Clemson awarded $6 million in matching lotto research funds
South Carolina's three research universities will work together on a project to produce human tissue and organs with the help of $6 million in state lottery funds. The University of South Carolina, Clemson University and the Medical University of South Carolina were told by a state committee Monday they could begin raising private dollars to match the state funds.The project is part of the state's endowed chair program. It was created by the Legislature last year by using $30 million in lottery ...
Aug 26, 2003, 5:06 am - Lottery News forum

Former lottery employee arrested for breach of trust
A former lottery employee who is the son of state Rep. John Scott was charged Thursday with taking more than $1,000 in promotional funds from the South Carolina Education Lottery. John L. Scott III was arrested about 3 p.m. Thursday and charged with breach of trust with fraudulent intent, according to State Law Enforcement Division spokeswoman Kathryn Richardson. Scott received South Carolina Education Lottery promotional funds in the form of $25 American Express certificates as an employe ...
Aug 15, 2003, 3:30 am - Lottery News forum