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South Carolina Lottery Results

Game Result Est. Jackpot Next Draw
Pick 3 Midday
  • 9
  • 3
  • 3
Top Prize
$500
Next Draw
Top Prize
$500
Pick 3 Evening
  • 9
  • 0
  • 4
Top Prize
$500
Next Draw
Top Prize
$500
Pick 4 Midday
  • 6
  • 4
  • 7
  • 1
Top Prize
$5,000
Next Draw
Top Prize
$5,000
Pick 4 Evening
  • 1
  • 7
  • 6
  • 2
Top Prize
$5,000
Next Draw
Top Prize
$5,000
Palmetto Cash 5
  • 1
  • 14
  • 20
  • 28
  • 34
  • PU: 2
Top Prize
$100,000
Next Draw
Top Prize
$100,000
Powerball
  • 13
  • 32
  • 41
  • 58
  • 60
  • PB: 14
  • Power Play: 2
Est. Jackpot
$125 Million
Next Draw
Est. Jackpot
$135 Million
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Mega Millions
  • 10
  • 13
  • 32
  • 41
  • 51
  • MB: 3
  • Megaplier: 2
Est. Jackpot
$336 Million
Next Draw
Est. Jackpot
$356 Million
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Lucky for Life
  • 1
  • 13
  • 36
  • 41
  • 44
  • LB: 1
Top Prize
$1,000 Per day for life
Next Draw
Top Prize
$1,000 Per day for life

South Carolina Lottery COVID-19 Update

Scammers are taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic and increasing their activities in South Carolina. Be aware, stay alert, and never send money to receive a lottery prize.

Draws

Powerball draws continue as normal.

Game Changes

Starting jackpots for South Carolina Powerball and Mega Millions have been removed - amounts will be published before each draw and now depend on ticket sales and interest rates.

Minimum jackpot increases between draws have been removed for both Powerball and Mega Millions.

To claim the refund: mail a copy of the ticket and fill out the refund form:

All documents must be mailed to: Multi-Draw Refund, South Carolina Education Lottery, P. O. Box 11949, Columbia, SC 29211. Deadline for claiming the refund is July 30, 2020.

Closed Centers

The South Carolina Educational Lottery Claim Center is closed until further notice.

Claiming a Winning Ticket

The prize claim period for tickets that were set to expire or expired on or after March 17, 2020, will be extended for a period time to be set by the Lottery.

Players can drop off their claims using the new drive-thru system from South Carolina State Fairgrounds in Columbia, SC 29201:

  • enter the fairgrounds via Gate 6
  • Monday, June 1, 2020 – Friday, June 5, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • all required documents are similar to the ones used in the mailing of the claim process (see below)

Prizes of $500 or less can be claimed at South Carolina Educational Lottery retailers.

Prizes of $100,000 or less can be claimed by mail: complete and sign the back of the ticket, fill out the Prize Claim Form, and include a copy of a valid photo ID.

All documents need to be mailed via certified mail to the South Carolina Educational Lottery. Keep a copy of all documents for your records.

For prizes over $100,000 call the South Carolina Educational Lottery and leave a message.

Games

A quick summary for all South Carolina State Lottery games.

Game Prize Type Numbers Sales Close
Pick 3 Midday Top Prize 3 from 0-9 12:45 p.m.
Pick 3 Evening Top Prize 3 from 0-9 6:45 p.m.
Pick 4 Midday Top Prize 4 from 0-9 12:45 p.m.
Pick 4 Evening Top Prize 4 from 0-9 6:45 p.m.
Palmetto Cash 5 Jackpot 5 from 1-38 6:45 p.m.
Powerball Jackpot 5 from 1-69 + 1 from 1-26 9:59 p.m.
Mega Millions Jackpot 5 from 1-70 + 1 from 1-25 10:00 p.m.
Lucky for Life Top Prize 5 from 1-48 + 1 from 1-18 9:35 p.m.

Game Schedule

Find out when each draw takes place.

Game Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Pick 3 Midday   12:59 p.m. 12:59 p.m. 12:59 p.m. 12:59 p.m. 12:59 p.m. 12:59 p.m.
Pick 3 Evening 6:59 p.m. 6:59 p.m. 6:59 p.m. 6:59 p.m. 6:59 p.m. 6:59 p.m. 6:59 p.m.
Pick 4 Midday   12:59 p.m. 12:59 p.m. 12:59 p.m. 12:59 p.m. 12:59 p.m. 12:59 p.m.
Pick 4 Evening 6:59 p.m. 6:59 p.m. 6:59 p.m. 6:59 p.m. 6:59 p.m. 6:59 p.m. 6:59 p.m.
Palmetto Cash 5 6:59 p.m. 6:59 p.m. 6:59 p.m. 6:59 p.m. 6:59 p.m. 6:59 p.m. 6:59 p.m.
Powerball       10:59 p.m.     10:59 p.m.
Mega Millions     11:00 p.m.     11:00 p.m.  
Lucky for Life   10:35 p.m.     10:35 p.m.    
All times displayed in South Carolina local time.

Advanced Draws

In South Carolina, lottery players can purchase tickets for a number of consecutive draws in advance. Here’s how many you can buy at a time:

Game Advanced Draws
Pick 3 Midday up to 14
Pick 3 Evening up to 14
Pick 4 Midday up to 14
Pick 4 Evening up to 14
Palmetto Cash 5 up to 40
Powerball up to 20
Mega Millions up to 20
Lucky for Life up to 20

Claiming Prizes

Here’s the normal process for claiming prizes in South Carolina.

Prizes of $500 or Less

Option 1.
Claim at any local retailer.
Option 2.
Claim at any of the South Carolina Lottery Claim Centers.
Option 3.
Post the signed ticket to the South Carolina Lottery.

Prizes up to $100,000

Option 1.
Claim at the Columbia Claims Center. Please bring a completed claim form, a copy of your photo ID, and a signature on the winning ticket.
Option 2.
Complete a claim form, sign the back of the ticket, and post both items to the South Carolina Lottery.

Prizes of $100,000 or Over

Claim at the Columbia Claims Center. Please bring a completed claim form, a copy of your photo ID, and a signature on the winning ticket.

It normally takes around three business days to process the claim (from the moment the claim is received), but please allow at least two weeks to make sure the claim is received.

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

Claim Form

Download the South Carolina Lottery Prize Claim Form.

Claim Centers

  • Columbia Claims Center

    Screenshot of the Columbia Claims Center Claim Center location Closed until further notice
    1309 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29201
    Phone: (803)-737-2002
    Opening times:
    Monday to Friday - -

Tax Information

Here are the taxes withheld by the South Carolina Lottery, for all U.S. citizens or residents.

South Carolina Lottery tax withholdings on winnings over $500 and up to $5,000 for U.S. citizens or residents
Winnings Tax Percentage
Over $500 and up to $5,000 State Tax 7%
Federal Tax 0%
    Total: 7%
South Carolina Lottery tax withholdings on winnings over $5,000 for U.S. citizens or residents
Winnings Tax Percentage
Over $5,000 State Tax 7%
Federal Tax 24%
    Total: 31%

If the winner is not a citizen or is not a resident of the U.S., taxes withheld by the South Carolina Lottery are different:

South Carolina Lottery tax withholdings on winnings over $500 and up to $5,000 for non-U.S. citizens or non-residents
Winnings Tax Percentage
Over $500 and up to $5,000 State Tax 7%
Federal Tax 0%
    Total: 7%
South Carolina Lottery tax withholdings on winnings over $5,000 for non-U.S. citizens or non-residents
Winnings Tax Percentage
Over $5,000 State Tax 7%
Federal Tax 30%
    Total: 37%

About the South Carolina Lottery

South Carolina Scenery

Officially known as the South Carolina Education Lottery, the Lottery launched at the beginning of 2002 after being approved by the state’s General Assembly the previous year.

The Lottery joined Powerball in 2002, followed by Mega Millions at the start of 2010. In 2013, one anonymous ticket holder from the state won a Powerball jackpot worth nearly $400 million.

In 2018, one South Carolina player won a Mega Millions jackpot worth $1.57 billion. So far, the South Carolina Lottery has managed to raise over $5 billion for the state’s educational initiatives, including college scholarships, community education, and K-12 programs. To play South Carolina Lottery games, you need to be 18 years old or older.

Contact Information

Phone Number:
803-737-2002

FAQS

1. What do I do if I win a lottery prize in South Carolina?

The first thing to do is to sign the back of your ticket. If you lose it before signing it, it’s no longer yours, as tickets are bearer instruments. You can then redeem your winning ticket at an authorized retailer provided the amount is less than $500.

You can also mail in your ticket or visit the Lottery Office in Columbia. Furthermore, we strongly recommend that you consult with a lawyer or financial advisor before claiming any big lottery prize, as they can be of great help during the claim process.


2. What happens if I lose or damage my winning ticket?

You can’t hold the South Carolina Lottery responsible for a stolen or lost ticket. That’s why it’s important to sign your lottery ticket as soon as you purchase it.


3. Who can play the South Carolina Lottery?

Players must be 18 years old or older to play.


4. Will I be charged with federal and state taxes on my South Carolina Lottery winnings?

Yes, lottery winnings in South Carolina are subject to both state and federal taxes. The South Carolina Education Lottery is also required to withhold a percentage of certain lottery winnings for tax purposes. You can find all the details in the Tax Information section.


5. How long do I have to claim my winnings?

You have 180 days from the date of the draw to claim your prize.


6. What games can I play in South Carolina?

The South Carolina Lottery offers the following draw games: Lucky for Life, Palmetto Cash 5, Mega Millions, Powerball, Pick 3 (Midday, Evening), and Pick 4 (Midday, Evening).


7. Can I remain anonymous if I win a South Carolina lottery jackpot?

Yes! South Carolina is one of the few states that allow winners to keep their identity a secret.


8. Can I purchase tickets in advance for more than one draw?

Yes, you can purchase a number of tickets in advance for consecutive draws for all the games offered by the South Carolina Lottery.


9. Can I purchase lottery tickets over the phone or by mail?

No, it’s not legal. You need to purchase your lottery tickets from a licensed South Carolina Lottery retailer.


10. Where do the proceeds from the sale of South Carolina Lottery tickets go?

Proceeds from the sale of lottery tickets go to the state and are divided among a number of state initiatives and programs including scholarships, Higher Education Programs, the Smartstate Program, and more.


Got any more questions about the South Carolina Lottery? Contact us we'd love to help answer them.