July 16, 2013 – The South Carolina launched its newest scratch-off game Tuesday, the $5 Guy Harvey game, which features artwork from marine wildlife artist and conservationist Guy Harvey.
The four different tickets will feature native South Carolina marine wildlife – the red drum fish, the dolphin fish (Mahi-Mahi), the sailfish, and the loggerhead sea turtle – the state’s official reptile.
Executive director of the South Carolina Education Lottery Paula Harper Bethea said “We are thrilled to partner with Guy Harvey and can’t thank him enough for sharing his talents and passion with the Education Lottery and our state.”
While the South Carolina Education Lottery exclusively funds education in the state, Harvey has said that any proceeds he receives from the games will be donated to South Carolina conservation groups.
“We strongly believe that it’s important to teach and educate the public to be responsible stewards of our marine environments,” Harvey said.
One of the groups which is set to receive funding from the game’s proceeds is the Coastal Conservation Association of South Carolina. It’s executive director, Scott Whitaker, is thrilled to have Harvey’s support in the state.
“Having a leader like Guy Harvey enthusiastically support our state’s marine conservation and management efforts is tremendously beneficial and we are honored to be a part of this program,” Whitaker said.
There are five top prizes available on the scratch-off game, each worth $100,000, but the South Carolina Lottery is also offering players with non-winning tickets a second chance at winning big.
The Guy Harvey second-chance promotion will have three drawings with grand prizes of either a luxury vacation to Kiawah Island, a fishing trip with Guy Harvey himself, or $100,000.
The first drawing, for the Kiawah Island Golf Resort getaway, will be held Thursday Sept. 19.
The second drawing, which will decide the winner of a four-day, three-night trip to Grand Cayman Island to go fishing with Guy Harvey, will held Thursday, Nov. 21.
The date of the third drawing has yet to be set.