South Carolina (SC) Lottery Results – Check Tonight’s South Carolina (SC) Lottery Winning Numbers

By Nick C
Results Updated On:19 May 2024 (GMT)
South Carolina Lottery (SC) Results and Winning Numbers
Game Winning Numbers Details
Mega Millions
Regular Numbers
08
17
40
60
70
Mega Ball
03
Megaplier
2
Next Jackpot
$421,000,000
Draw Date
Next Draw
Powerball
Regular Numbers
19
36
37
42
59
Powerball
19
Power Play
2
Next Jackpot
$88,000,000
Draw Date
Next Draw
Lucky For Life
Regular Numbers
18
21
34
37
40
Lucky Ball
13
Draw Date
Next Draw
Palmetto Cash 5
Regular Numbers
07
10
17
32
36
Draw Date
Next Draw
Pick 4 Midday
Regular Numbers
5
0
8
0
FB
0
Draw Date
Next Draw
Pick 3 Midday
1-0-7
FB
0
Draw Date
Next Draw
Pick 4 Evening
Regular Numbers
2
8
3
2
FB
0
Draw Date
Next Draw
Pick 3 Evening
1-6-2
FB
0
Draw Date
Next Draw
Powerball Double Play
Regular Numbers
15
17
28
36
60
Powerball
09
Draw Date
Next Draw
Cash Pop Midday
Regular Numbers
05
Draw Date
Next Draw
Cash Pop Evening
Regular Numbers
07
Draw Date
Next Draw

About the South Carolina Lottery

The South Carolina Education Lottery was launched in 2002 to generate funds for the public school system in South Carolina. Since its inception, it has contributed over $6.6 billion to education.

South Carolina Lottery Rules

  • A lottery game ticket or share can’t be purchased by a member of the board. This includes an officer or employee of the commission or their family members that live in the same house;
  • Lottery prizes can’t be paid out to members of the board, an officer, employees, or families in their household;
  • A purchase or prize isn’t available to a lottery vendor;
  • A lottery prize can’t be paid out to people who are incarcerated;
  • Players must be 18 or older.

South Carolina Lottery Tickets

When you purchase your lottery ticket, you aren’t charged taxes. You can only purchase tickets while you’re in South Carolina but you can play even if you’re living out of state. If you have won over $500, the SCEL withholds taxes but it’s up to the player to report an amount less than $500. You have 90 days after the end of the game to redeem your prize.

Can I Purchase South Carolina tickets online?

No, you’re not able to buy tickets online. You’re only allowed to purchase South Carolina Education Lottery tickets from a licensed lottery retailer. Terminals that are used to validate and dispense tickets are connected to the retailer’s terminal, which is part of a centralized computer system. 

South Carolina Lottery Promo Code

While there is no bonus code to be found, there are some ongoing promotions that don’t require a code. The Big Spin is the current promotion where you can purchase any of the Big $pin scratch-off tickets to spin and win.

South Carolina Lottery Games and Drawing Schedules

Powerball

Powerball® is a multi-state jackpot game. There are six numbers drawn, which include five white ball numbers and a red Powerball number. If players match all six numbers, they win the jackpot. There are eight other ways to match with lottery prizes available up to $1 million. Every play costs $2, and for an extra $1 players can purchase PowerPlay®. This multiplies any of the prizes that are associated with the jackpot. 

This excludes:

  • Match 5 + 0 prize, by 2, 3, 4, 5, 10;
  • Other promotional numbers selected.

There is a Double Play® drawing that’s held after a Powerball drawing, giving players another opportunity to match an extra set of numbers that are drawn. This is an extra $1.

Mega Millions

Mega Millions® is a multi-state jackpot game where six numbers are drawn. There are five white ball numbers along with the gold Megaball® number. By matching all six, players win the jackpot. There are a total of eight ways to match with prizes up to $1 million. Every play is $2 with an extra $1 to purchase the Megaplier® option. This option multiplies non-jackpot wins.

Palmetto Cash 5

This five-number game is held every day of the week and is televised every evening on local stations. Players have four ways to win with prizes that range from $1 to $100,000. Every play costs $1, and for an extra $1, players can get the Power-Up. This is a multiplier for all prizes that’s decided by the Power-Up number drawn: either 2, 3, 4, 5, or 10 times.

Pick 4

This four-digit game is aired daily on local television. There are midday drawings as well on Monday to Saturday, but they’re not televised. Players can choose to play a straight ticket in order to match numbers exactly as they’re drawn. Alternatively, they can play a box ticket, which simply matches numbers drawn. Players can also play straight/box to cover all bases. There is a combo ticket, which equates to 4, 6, 12, or 24 straight plays. Every play costs $0.50 or $1. 

Players can add Fireball to their ticket for more opportunities to win. By playing with the Fireball function, players replace any one of the winning numbers drawn with the Fireball number. This creates prizewinning combos. Players win a prize if the numbers they select match any of the Fireball combinations. The prizes won through Fireball are an addition to any lottery games won in the base game. The Fireball feature costs double the cost for each play.

Pick 3

This is similar to Pick 4, the difference being that this is a 3-digit game. Players can choose numbers in the same way with a straight ticket, box ticket, or straight/box choice. You can purchase a combo ticket that is good for 3 or 6 plays, and there is also the opportunity for front pair and back pair play types. Plays cost 50 cents or $1. Fireball is available here, where selected numbers that match the Fireball prizewinning combos can earn players a prize. The prizes are on top of whatever a player has won in the base game. Fireball is double the price for double the chances.

Powerball Monday, Wednesday, Saturday 10:59pm
Mega Millions Tuesday, Friday 11:00pm
Palmetto Cash 5 Daily 6:59pm
Pick 4 Daily 12:59pm 6:59pm
Pick 3 Daily 12:59pm 6:59pm

How to Claim a Lottery Prize in South Carolina

  1. Sign the back of your lottery winning ticket;
  2. Go to an authorized dealer to claim your prize if it is $500 or less;
  3. If your lottery winnings are between $500 and $100,000, they can be redeemed by mail. Players need to sign the back of the ticket, and a claim form needs to accompany the ticket. The submission must include a copy of the winner’s government-issued photo ID. Claim forms are also available at any authorized lottery retailer; 
  4. Mail your ticket and the accompanying information to:

SC Education Lottery
P.O. Box 11039
Columbia, SC 29211-1039

  1. If a player’s prize is $100,000 or more it needs to be claimed at the Columbia Claims Center.

Notable Winners of South Carolina Lotteries

The South Carolina lottery has given out some massive prizes in recent history:

  • On October 22, 2018, the world’s largest single-ticket lottery prize of $1.57 billion was won through the South Carolina Education Lottery. The winner elected to remain anonymous but received a cash payout of over $877 million;
  • Rev. Solomon Jackson won the $260 million Powerball Jackpot on August 19, 2009. He bought the ticket at a gas station in front of Walmart in Columbia. He gave some of the winnings towards education purposes;
  • On May 8, 2003, couple Anthony and Monica Wilson of Charlotte won $88 million on a Powerball ticket. Anthony Wilson had purchased 60 tickets and didn’t realize he had the winning ticket among them until the following morning.

South Carolina Lottery Scratch-Offs

The South Carolina Lottery offers many scratch-off ticket options for players who are looking for instant South Carolina lottery results. There are many lottery games available with prices ranging from $1 – $10. Top prizes can go up to $5 million. Some scratch-offs offer a second chance option so players can enter for a draw or promotion.

Scratch games can be picked up at a local authorized lotto dealer. Here are the payout tiers:

  • $5,000
  • $10,000 
  • $30,000 
  • $50,000 
  • $75,000
  • $100,000
  • $125,000
  • $200,000
  • $300,000
  • $1,000,000

South Carolina Lottery Second Chances – What is Second Chance?

A second chance is an extra drawing that provides another opportunity to players who didn’t win with their ticket. In South Carolina, this can include fantastic prizes like free tickets and drawing entries like the chance to win a Polaris RZR or a Polaris Slingshot.

How Does Second Chance Work for the SC Lottery?

A player has to have a registered South Carolina Lottery account. Players can use their account to log in to the website and enter the code of the non-winning second chance ticket. This will qualify them to play for the second chance draw.

Information on the South Carolina Lottery

SC Lottery Office

Columbia Claims Center
1309 Assembly Street
Columbia, SC 29201

SC Lottery Customer Support

  • Contact Form

https://sceducationlottery.com/Lottery/Contact

  • By Phone

SCEL Office Telephone Number:
(Voice) 803-737-2002
(Fax) 803-737-2005
(Toll-free) 1-866-736-9819

  • FAQ Section

https://sceducationlottery.com/FAQ

SC Lottery Social Accounts

For additional information and updates, you can follow the South Carolina lottery on social media:

South Carolina Lottery Apps and Technology

South Carolina Lottery offers mobile apps for players who want to play while they’re on the move. There is a download available for Android and iOS mobile devices at the footer of any page. You can download straight from the Apple Store, but Google Play has policies against online gambling so players have to download from the SCEL website.

The South Carolina Lottery App has the following key features:

  • Ticket checker to check tickets from SCEL games;
  • Find a local retailer;
  • Check winning numbers;
  • Enter promotions.

South Carolina Tax Information

SCEL withholds 7% taxes and federal tax laws apply as well. How much taxes are incurred will largely depend on the prize amount.

South Carolina Lottery FAQs

Are South Carolina lottery rules different if you play online?

The South Carolina lottery doesn’t offer online play.

How do I know lotteries listed on Lottery Critic are legitimate?

We have vetted the lotteries to ensure they are fully licensed. We have checked out reviews online and researched legit wins in the past. 

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