South Carolina Lottery numbers and results

South Carolina Lottery

The South Carolina Education Lottery, officially established in 2002 following approval by the state legislature the year before, offers a range of exciting games. These include the multi-state Powerball and Mega Millions games, which have seen some remarkable wins within the state. In 2013, an anonymous South Carolina resident secured a Powerball jackpot nearing $400 million, and in 2018, another South Carolina player claimed a Mega Millions jackpot totaling an astounding $1.57 billion. Apart from these multi-state options, lottery enthusiasts can partake in daily draw and instant games.

Notably, a significant portion of the proceeds generated from ticket sales goes towards supporting education initiatives in the state. The South Carolina Education Lottery has amassed billions in funding for education, contributing to endeavors such as college scholarships, community education programs, and K-12 educational efforts.

Please note that to participate in South Carolina Lottery games, individuals must be at least 18 years of age.

  • What should I do if my winning ticket is lost or damaged?

    It's important to note that the South Carolina Lottery is not liable for tickets that are lost, damaged, or stolen. To safeguard your interests, it's advisable to keep your lottery tickets in a secure location. Additionally, signing your ticket can serve as evidence of ownership in case it is misplaced.
  • What is the minimum age requirement for participating in the South Carolina Lottery?

    To purchase and redeem lottery tickets, you must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Are South Carolina Lottery prizes subject to taxation?

    Indeed, they are. Lottery winnings in South Carolina are subject to both state and federal taxes. Additionally, the South Carolina Education Lottery may withhold a portion of specific lottery prizes for tax purposes. Comprehensive information regarding taxation can be found in our Tax Information section.
  • What is the deadline for claiming my winnings?

    You have a 180-day window, starting from the date of the draw, to collect your prize.
  • What gaming options are available in South Carolina?

    In South Carolina, you can choose from a variety of draw games, including Palmetto Cash 5, Mega Millions, Powerball, Pick 3, Pick 4, and CASH POP.
  • Is it possible to maintain anonymity when claiming a lottery prize?

    Certainly, South Carolina is one of the few states that permits winners to keep their identities confidential.
  • Is it permissible to make advance purchases of lottery tickets?

    Yes, you have the option to purchase multiple tickets in advance for consecutive draws in all South Carolina Lottery games.
  • Is it possible to purchase tickets via mail, online, or by phone?

    No, ticket purchases can only be made through authorized lottery retailers.
  • What is the destination of South Carolina Lottery funds?

    The revenue generated from lottery ticket sales is allocated to support various state education initiatives, including college scholarships, K-12 schools, and job training programs.