About the South Carolina Lottery
The South Carolina Education Lottery is relatively new when compared with other US lotteries, having only been set up on January 7, 2002. The Palmetto state offers a range of lottery games including Pick 3, Pick 4, Midday 3, Midday 4, Palmetto Cash 5, as well as a number of other scratch and raffle games. You can be sure that the SC Education Lottery offers only the best lotto games, as it's constantly looking to outdo the neighboring state lotteries in North Carolina and Georgia.
Of the lottery games currently offered, the Palmetto Cash 5 offers winning players the largest jackpot, which stands at $100,000. In order to play the Palmetto Cash 5 lotto game, all players have to do is select five numbers from 1-38 and then choose whether to take advantage of the Power-Up option, which allows players with winning lottery numbers to multiply their prize.
As well as the single state lotto games, the SC lottery has always offered Powerball and in January 2010, began offering Mega Millions to state residents. These multi-state lotteries have the largest jackpots available in South Carolina, with the Powerball jackpot starting at $40 million and increasing from there.
Powerball jackpots can often total hundreds of millions of dollars and have regularly been won by South Carolina residents over the past few years. In 2009, South Carolina resident, Reverend Dr Solomon Jackson, Jr., won an incredible $260 million Powerball jackpot, from a $2 lottery ticket. Jackson was presented with his check on August 19, 2009, and despite his huge win, he claimed that the money wouldn't change him and that he "won't do a bunch with it." The reverend soon found a use for the jackpot cash though, as in January, 2010 he donated $10 million to the local Morris College.
While the South Carolina lottery hasn't been available for long, nearly 50% of residents have taken part in state games and almost all players regularly check the latest SC lottery results. Like other states games, the SC lottery has its own 'quirks' or curiosities, with residents being unable to purchase tickets on the day of either a primary or general election.