South Carolina Education Lottery

Patrick Gentry
July 13, 2019 - 5:23 am
The South Carolina lottery has posted a record year for revenue. The South Carolina Education Lottery said in a Thursday news release that the lottery set records in the last fiscal year for proceeds raised for education, prizes paid to players and commissions earned by retailers. The lottery...
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Patrick Gentry
June 08, 2019 - 7:33 am
A state audit of the South Carolina lottery has found 10 people have each claimed more than 50 tickets winning $500 or more over 10 years. The Legislative Audit Council says they weren't lucky. Instead, the report suggests they buy the tickets from winners who don't want to report the income...
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Patrick Gentry
April 19, 2019 - 11:46 am
Just one week remains before the lucky holder of a Powerball ticket worth $150,000 becomes very unlucky indeed. Officials say the unclaimed ticket for the Oct. 27 drawing was purchased at Sharpe Shoppe #209 in Blythewood. It must be claimed no later than Thursday, April 25. The ticket matched four...
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Patrick Gentry
April 17, 2019 - 11:35 am
A South Carolina man has won $100,000 playing the same lottery numbers that he's played for more than 20 years. News outlets report the man won the prize playing the Palmetto Cash 5 game last week. A South Carolina Education Lottery release didn't identify the man, whose go-to numbers are a...
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Patrick Gentry
February 25, 2019 - 12:30 pm
Winner Died? Ticket Lost?
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Patrick Gentry
December 26, 2018 - 7:16 am
The clock is ticking on someone to claim the $1.5 billion-plus Mega Millions lottery prize from a ticket sold in South Carolina. The winning ticket with all six numbers drawn Oct. 23 was purchased by someone at a gas station outside Simpsonville. The State reports the person or group has 180 days...
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Patrick Gentry
December 10, 2018 - 10:48 am
The head of the South Carolina lottery is preparing to talk to lawmakers who probably have more than a billion things on their minds. South Carolina Education Lottery Director Hogan Brown is set to give an update on the state of the lottery to lawmakers Tuesday. Brown is likely to talk about the $1...
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Patrick Gentry
October 15, 2018 - 11:48 am
South Carolina students are struggling with loan debt despite lottery-funded scholarships for students heading to top-tier universities or technical colleges. The State reports lottery funds are legally required to be used to boost education spending overall. But state lawmakers have instead cut...
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Patrick Gentry
September 19, 2018 - 11:25 am
South Carolina lottery players are urged to check those tickets hiding in their wallets or purses because less than a week remains to cash in a Mega Millions ticket worth $10,000. The ticket was purchased for the March 27 drawing at a Kangaroo Express store in Gaffney. It expires Sunday. Players...
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Patrick Gentry
July 19, 2018 - 2:14 pm
Seven office coworkers in Spartanburg are splitting a $50,000 dollar lottery prize after purchasing a winning ticket on Friday the 13th. The SC Education Lottery says the group has been playing Powerball together for the past few years, but finally bought the winning ticket on of all days, Friday,...
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