South Carolina Lottery (SC): Results, Winning Numbers, & Fun Facts!

By Nicholas Christensen
Last Updated: August 11, 2019
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South Carolina Lottery (SC) Results and Winning Numbers
GameWinning NumbersDetails
Powerball
Regular Numbers
01
05
25
63
67
Powerball
03
Power Play
2
Jackpot
$100,000,000
Draw Date
Next Draw
Mega Millions
Regular Numbers
04
12
14
35
70
Mega Ball
02
Megaplier
2
Jackpot
$65,000,000
Draw Date
Next Draw
Lucky For Life
Regular Numbers
08
09
25
27
33
Lucky Ball
17
Draw Date
Next Draw
Pick 3 Midday
Regular Numbers
9
7
2
Draw Date
Next Draw
Pick 4 Midday
Regular Numbers
8
4
7
6
Draw Date
Next Draw
Palmetto Cash 5
Regular Numbers
03
10
22
27
34
Power-Up
3
Draw Date
Next Draw
Pick 3 Evening
Regular Numbers
4
5
0
Draw Date
Next Draw
Pick 4 Evening
Regular Numbers
7
6
8
9
Draw Date
Next Draw

About the South Carolina Lottery

One of the younger state lotteries, the South Carolina Lottery started in January 2002. Since then, it has raised over $5.4 billion to support public education programs, especially higher education projects and scholarships.

South Carolina Lottery Tickets

Official South Carolina Lottery tickets can only be bought from authorized resellers and sales terminals throughout the state.

Can I buy SC Lottery tickets online?

No, you can’t. Like most state lotteries, the South Carolina Lottery doesn’t sell tickets through the web or phone.

SC Lottery Tickets Payment Methods

You can only use cash to buy South Carolina lottery tickets. State lottery regulations expressly rule out the use of checks, debit or ATM cards, and credit cards to buy tickets.

South Carolina Lottery Games and Drawing Schedules

Lucky for Life

South Carolina offers Lucky for Life, a multi-state lottery game played in over 20 states. These include states like Colorado, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Vermont.

To play, you pick 5 numbers from 1-48 and a Lucky Ball number from 1-18.

A jackpot win gives you $7,000 a week for life — all you need to do is match all 6 winning numbers. The second prize win, meanwhile, gives you $25,000 a year for life. You can win this by matching all 5 regular numbers but not the Lucky Ball.

Lucky for Life draws take place every Monday and Thursday.

Palmetto Cash 5

The Palmetto Cash 5 is a daily draw game with a fixed jackpot of $100,000 per draw.

To play, you must pick 5 numbers from 1-38. You must match all 5 winning draw numbers to claim the jackpot. You can also pay an extra $1 per ticket to activate the Power-Up Multiplier: this will multiply your winnings (including a jackpot win) by the Power-Up number that also gets randomly drawn each evening.

Pick 4

The South Carolina Lottery Pick 4 game runs twice-daily. Each draw has a jackpot of $5000, but your maximum possible prize depends on how much you wager and the playstyle you choose.

To play, you must pick 4 numbers, each from 0-9, and choose from the following playstyles:

  • Straight: You must match the winning numbers in the exact order.
  • Box: You can match the winning numbers in any order.
  • Straight / Box: You can match the winning numbers in any order or in exact order.
  • Combo: You get to play Straight bets for all possible combinations of your chosen numbers, boosting your chance of winning.

Pick 4 draws are held every day at midday and evening.

Pick 3

The South Carolina Lottery’s Pick 3 game takes place twice a day on middays and evenings. Each draw has a fixed jackpot of $500. However, your maximum possible prize depends on your chosen playstyle and your bet value.

To play, you must pick a number from 000 to 999. You then choose a playstyle and bet value, as well as a draw schedule (midday, evening, or both). You win the jackpot when your combination matches the winning draw numbers in exact order.

You can choose from the following playstyles:

  • Straight: You must match the winning numbers in the exact order.
  • Box: You can match the winning numbers in any order.
  • Straight & Box: You can match the winning numbers in any order or in exact order.
  • Combo: You get to play Straight bets for all possible combinations of your chosen numbers, boosting your chance of winning.
  • Front Pair/Back Pair: You select 2 numbers (instead of 3). These must match the first 2 or the last 2 winning numbers in exact order.

South Carolina Lottery Game Schedules

Lucky for LifeMondays and Thursdays10:35 PM
Palmetto Cash 5Every day6:59 PM
Pick 4Every day12:59 PM and 6:59 PM
Pick 3Every day12:59 PM and 6:59 PM

Notable Winners of South Carolina Lotteries

Here are some of the South Carolina Lottery’s notable winners for 2018 and 2019:

  • A player from Marion won $100,000 playing Palmetto Cash 5
  • A couple from Chesterfield got a timely Christmas gift when they won the $100,000 Palmetto Cash 5 jackpot
  • A player from North Charleston won a total of $300,000 with a Palmetto Cash 5 ticket equipped with a Power Up Multiplier

Scratch-off games have also seen many big wins:

  • A man from Rock Hill won $125,000 playing the Quick 250! game
  • A woman from Union won $250,000 playing Lucky 10
  • A player from Timmonsville won $250,000 playing $250,000 Wild Cherries
  • A couple from Clinton won $250,000 playing the Gold & Silver Jackpot game
  • Collin Goff from the University of South Carolina won $125,000 with a Quick 250! ticket from his grandmother

South Carolina Lottery Instant Games

South Carolina Lottery Scratch-Off Games

The South Carolina Lottery runs multiple simultaneous scratch-off games at a variety of prices:

  • $1
  • $2
  • $3
  • $5
  • $10

Prizes run up to $300,000 depending on the game you play.

South Carolina Lottery Second Chances

What is Second Chance?

Second chance games offer another chance to win with your non-winning draw game tickets or scratch cards. All you need to do is enter your non-winning tickets and wait for the draw outcomes. Which tickets are eligible, the frequency of second-chance draws and the prizes on offer all depend on the lottery operator.

To learn more, check out our article on second chance games.

How does Second Chance work for the SC Lottery?

Like many state lotteries, the South Carolina Lottery runs limited-time second-chance game promotions for selected jackpot and scratch-off games. Depending on the game, prizes can range from cash (up to $1M) to other prizes like a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, a vacation cruise, or a visit to The Voice’s set.

To enter second-chance games, you must create or log into your South Carolina Lottery Players’ Club account. Registration is free.

Information on the South Carolina Lottery

South Carolina Lottery Claims Center

You can write the South Carolina Lottery at SC Education Lottery, PO Box 11949, Columbia, SC 29211-1949.

You can claim your winnings at the Columbia Claims Center, 1309 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29201.

Winnings worth less than $100,000 can also be claimed by mail through: SC Education Lottery, PO Box 11039, Columbia, SC 29211-1039.

South Carolina Lottery Customer Support

You can contact the South Carolina Lottery through the following numbers:

  • Player Questions: 1-866-736-9819
  • Media Inquiries: 1-803-737-4419
  • Winning Numbers: 1-803-734-4966 (1-803-734-IWON)
  • Lottery Reception Desk: 1-803-737-2002
  • Columbia Claims Center: 1-803-253-4004

You can also email them through the Player Comments form on the South Carolina Lottery’s official website.

South Carolina Lottery Social Accounts

You can get news and information through the South Carolina Lottery’s official social media accounts:

South Carolina Lottery Apps and Technology

The South Carolina Lottery doesn’t offer apps for mobile phones.