South Carolina Lottery Numbers and Results
Looking for South Carolina Lottery Numbers and Results? The South Carolina Education Lottery, as it’s officially known, launched in 2002 after being approved by the state legislature the previous year. Click here to see the latest South Carolina lottery numbers and results.
The lottery offers the multi-state games Powerball and Mega Millions. In 2013, an anonymous ticket holder from the state won a Powerball jackpot worth nearly $400 million. In 2018, a South Carolina player won a Mega Millions jackpot worth $1.57 billion. Lottery players can also choose from daily draw and instant games.
In addition to funding prizes, proceeds from ticket sales also benefit education in the state. So far, the South Carolina Education Lottery has raised more than $6 billion for education, including by funding college scholarships, community education, and K-12 programs.
To play South Carolina Lottery games, you must be 18 or older.
What happens if I lose or damage my winning ticket?
The South Carolina Lottery is not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen tickets. Keep lottery tickets in a safe place. Signing your ticket helps prove you own it in case you lose it.
How old do I have to be to play the South Carolina Lottery?
You must be 18 or older to purchase and redeem lottery tickets.
Are South Carolina Lottery prizes taxable?
Yes. Lottery winnings in South Carolina are subject to both state and federal taxes. The South Carolina Education Lottery also withholds a percentage of certain lottery winnings for tax purposes. Check our Tax Information section for more details.
How long do I have to collect my winnings?
You have 180 days from the date of the draw to claim your winnings.
What games can I play in South Carolina?
The South Carolina Lottery offers the following draw games: Palmetto Cash 5, Mega Millions, Powerball, Pick 3, and Pick 4.
Can I remain anonymous if I win a lottery prize?
Yes, South Carolina is one of the few states to allow winners to remain anonymous.
Can I purchase lottery tickets in advance?
Yes, you can buy several tickets in advance for consecutive draws for all South Carolina Lottery games.
Can I buy tickets by mail, online, or by phone?
No, you can only buy tickets from licensed lottery retailers.
Where do South Carolina Lottery funds go?
Proceeds from lottery ticket sales go toward several state education programs, including college scholarships, K-12 schools, and job training.
Here’s the process for claiming South Carolina Lottery prizes.
To claim a prize by mail, send the signed winning ticket to:
SC Education Lottery
P.O. Box 11039
Columbia, SC 29211-1039
Mail claims for prizes over $500 must also include a completed claim form and a copy of your ID.
Keep a copy of all claim documents for your records.
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