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South Carolina Lottery Archives - LotteryHUB News

Thousands Win In S.C. Sunday Pick 4 Drawing

July 14, 2014 – With drawings twice a day, six days a week and a single drawing on Sunday, the South Carolina Lottery’s Pick 4 game makes hundreds or even thousands of winners each week, but this past Sunday’s drawing was much more than the average day for Pick 4 players. Pick 4 players have their choice of four wagers – straight, where you try to match all four numbers in order; box play, where you must match the winning numbers in any order; a straight/box combo, which covers both play types; and a combination play that is the same as 4, 6, 12 or 24 straight plays. Sunday night’s winning numbers were 1, 9, 1, 9, numbers which apparently plenty of South Carolina players had on their tickets. According to the S.C. Lottery’s winner tally for the drawing, nearly 1,500 players won a prize with a box play, and an incredible 644 players won straight-play prizes.  In all, 2,118 tickets won a prize in Sunday’s drawing. The tally doesn’t detail how many players bet on a straight/box combo or one of the straight combinations, so the exact amount of money won Sunday night is as of now a mystery. However, straight-play prizes are the same across the board – $2,500 for a $0.50 wager, and $5,000 for a $1.00 wager.  That means that at the very least, winners who matched Sunday’s Pick 4 numbers in order will take home $1.61 million in prizes. At the most, all those winners could have scored $3.2 million. On average, only a handful of winners manage to match the four winning numbers in order on any given day.  The last time Pick 4 players had success on such a grand scale was on May 19, when 207 players matched the numbers in order during the evening drawing. That’s less than one-third the number of straight-play winners made Sunday night. So for all those Pick 4 players celebrating a windfall today, congratulations.  For the rest, keep your fingers...

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Heritage Classic Scratch-off Celebrates S.C. Golf

March 12, 2014 – The South Carolina Education Lottery is celebrating spring (a little early) along with thousands of golfers looking forward to their next trip to the state’s top-notch courses. The state Lottery today announced the launch of a new game, Heritage Classic Foundation, and a second chance contest that will award two winners with vacation packages for the Heritage Classic Foundation Golf Tournament on Hilton Head Island in April 2015. The new scratch-off game costs $3 to play, and players can scratch their way to one of three top prizes worth $75,000, or to any of the eight smaller cash prizes ranging from $3 to $1,000. In all, there are nearly 450,000 winning tickets in the new game offering more than $3.25 million in prize money.  The overall odds for the Heritage Classic Foundation game are 1 in 3.7. The second chance contest for the new golf-themed game will award one $75,000 prize along with the two trips to Hilton Head for the Heritage Classic Foundation Golf Tournament. Players can enter non-winning tickets into the second chance contest by mail or online through the Heritage Classic game’s second chance website.  The last day to enter tickets will be June 10, 2014, and the drawing to award the two trips to Hilton Head will be held June 17. The vacation packages include a two-bedroom hotel room where the winner and three guests can stay for four nights, five days. Each winner will also receive four passes to the tournament grounds, four passes to the private Club15 (where there will be complimentary food and beverages Thursday through Sunday), $2,000 in transportation money, $1,500 spending cash, and a $750 gift card which can be used at Sea Pines resort and at the merchandise tent and Pro Shops during the tournament. The drawing for the $75,000 second chance prize will be announced closer to the game’s end...

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Honda ATV Drawing Three Weeks Away

Jan. 8, 2014 – Just after Christmas, the third lucky South Carolina Lottery players picked up his new Honda Rancher 4×4 ATV.  He won the locally-manufactured ATV in the very first of the South Carolina Lottery’s Honda second chance promotional drawings. Now, there are just two weeks left for players to enter non-winning Honda scratch-off tickets into the second chance contest.  The second of three drawings will be held Jan. 30, and tickets must be entered a full week ahead of the drawing. South Carolina Lottery players have probably seen the Honda scratch-off tickets in Lottery retailers; the tickets were released in late August, 2013, nearly six months ago. The $3 game features overall odds better than 1 in 4, and offered players four $75,000 top prizes when it first debuted.  Now, only one of the $75,000 top prizes can still be won instantly on the Honda ticket. But that isn’t the last chance players will have to score the top cash prize.  Along with 10 more ATVs being given away in the final two second chance drawings, the third and final drawing will also award one lucky player with a $75,000 second-chance cash prize. The date of the final drawing has yet to be announced, but according to the Lottery’s website, it will be no later than 30 days before the Honda tickets are discontinued. But for now, players can enter for their chance to conquer the roughest terrain on a new Honda Rancher 4×4 ATV.  The best part – the ATVs the Lottery is giving away were manufactured right in players’ own backyards, in Timmonsville, S.C. To enter, players can mail in their tickets with their contact information, or register online on the Lottery’s Honda Second Chance webpage, then enter the codes from non-winning tickets before Jan....

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S.C. Lottery Announces 100th New Millionaire

Nov. 26, 2013 – The South Carolina Education Lottery announced Tuesday that they had reached a very important milestone: the one hundredth ticket worth $1 million or more has been sold. The 100 winners have collected more than $1 billion altogether, winning with Powerball, Mega Millions, scratch-offs, raffles, and second chance promotions, according to a Lottery press release. Seven of those millionaires won Powerball jackpots, most recently a jackpot worth about $400 million claimed by an anonymous winner from Columbia, S.C. But those 100 millionaires aren’t the only lucky benefactors.  The retailers where all 100 winning tickets were sold have collected almost $1 million in commission. The state too, has benefited from taxes applied to these giant wins.  The Lottery’s press release said $70 million in taxes has been collected from these 100 lucky winners. Paula Harper Bethea, executive director of the South Carolina Lottery, said it is “wonderful not only for the lucky winners, but for the Lottery, its retailers, and the state of South Carolina. Thirty-six of the 100 big winners scored their $1 million or larger prizes on scratch-offs, and the South Carolina Lottery has paid out more than $7 billion in prizes altogether since they started selling tickets in...

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September 19 Powerball Winner Claims $400 Million Prize

Sept. 24, 2013 – The single ticket that matched all six Powerball numbers drawn Wednesday, Sept. 19 was traded in Monday for the $400 million jackpot prize. The winner, a man from the Columbia area of South Carolina, according to the South Carolina Education Lottery, chose to remain anonymous when he claimed his prize, though he did tell the Lottery the story of his big Powerball win. The  man told Lottery officials that this was only the second time he’d ever played the lottery, and when he stopped at the Murphy Express on Augusta Rd. in Lexington, he bought his tickets on a whim. In fact, he was filling up his gas tank last Wednesday when his wife called, asking him to pick up hot dog buns.  He walked into the Express store, saw the jackpot advertisement, and plunked down $20 for Powerball tickets. Unfortunately, the store doesn’t sell hot dog buns. That night, the numbers 7,10,22,32,35, and the red Powerball 19 made the Columbia man South Carolina’s biggest Powerball winner ever, and the seventh South Carolina Powerball winner to hit the...

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See the Carolina Panthers When you Play the Lottery

Win a chance to receive $100,000 instantly from the Carolina Panthers and the South Carolina Lottery when you play the new $5 Carolina Panthers scratch-off. Football season is here and the South Carolina Lottery is ready for you to root for your favorite team in style when you play the lottery. The South Carolina Lottery has a new $5 Carolina Panthers scratch-off giving you the chance to win up to $100,000 instantly. To play the new $5 Carolina Panthers scratch-off head to your nearest lottery retailer. If you unveil a “Football” symbol, you win the prize shown. If you reveal a “Touchdown” symbol, you win 15 times the prize shown. You can win up to 15 times on a single ticket, so get your Panther spirit ready with the South Carolina Lottery. The overall odds to win any prize are 1 in 3.49. If your $5 Carolina Panthers scratch-off is not a winner you can enter it to win with the Carolina Panthers Second Chance Drawing. This second chance drawing gives you another chance to win $100,000 or a $250 in gift cards for Carolina Panthers merchandise. To enter the second chance drawing, login to your South Carolina Lottery second chance Bonus Zone account. If you are not a member, you can sign up for free and gain access to exclusive games, promotions, offerings, and giveaways from the South Carolina Lottery. Once you are logged in, enter your 12-digit validation code found on the back of your ticket. You can mail in your ticket for entry as well. To enter by mail, write your name, telephone number, address and email address on the space provided and mail it to the address printed on the back of your ticket.ket. All entries must be received by Dec. 5 to be entered in the first drawing on Dec. 12. The first drawing will pick 250 players to receive $250 gift cards for Carolina Panthers merchandise. The second drawing will be for $100,000. All entries into the first...

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