South Carolina Lottery Results

Latest South Carolina lottery results for POWERBALL ✔, MEGA MILLIONS ✔, PICK 4 ✔, PALMETTO CASH 5 ✔, PICK 3 ✔. Find all the information about lotteries in South Carolina. Check your ticket or search past draws if you won the jackpot.

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South Carolina Lottery Games

Founded in 2002, the South Carolina Lottery, officially known as the South Carolina Education Lottery, has a number of multi-jurisdictional and locally run games, including multiple opportunities to win significant sums of money every day.

Proceeds from the South Carolina Lottery go towards various educational initiatives such as scholarships, need-based grants, tuition assistance and K-12 programs.

Powerball

Powerball is a world-famous lottery renowned for its long odds and lucrative jackpots.

Powerball tickets cost $2.00, with players choosing five numbers between 1 and 69 followed by a Powerball number between 1 and 26. Participants can choose numbers manually or go for a Quick Pick, with a Power Play feature available for $1.00 for the chance to multiply non-jackpot prizes by up to 10 times.

Players can add Double Play to their ticket for an additional $1.00 using the same set of numbers, for an extra draw with a $10 million jackpot.

Mega Millions

Mega Millions is another world-renowned lottery that's even harder to win than Powerball, but with a very similar format.

As with Powerball, tickets cost $2.00.

Players must choose five numbers between 1 and 70 and a Mega Ball number between 1 and 25, with a Quick Pick option also available for random selections. Mega Millions has an additional Megaplier feature for $1.00, for the chance to boost non-jackpot prizes by up to 10 times.

Palmetto Cash 5

Palmetto Cash 5 is a straightforward lottery that costs $1.00 to enter.

Players need to choose five numbers from 1 to 38 or can go for a Quick Pick to enter with random selections.

Participants can add POWER-UP to their ticket for an additional $1.00 as a 2, 3, 5 or 10 multiplier during each draw. Unlike many lotteries that use a multiplier, POWER-UP applies to all prizes, including the jackpot!

Pick 4

Pick 4 has multiple entry options, with stakes of $0.50 or $1.00 being available.

Players must choose four numbers from 0 to 9, and because each number is chosen independently, the same number can be chosen repeatedly if desired. Participants then choose whether to bet on matching numbers in the order drawn, in any order, or to split a $1.00 stake equally between both options.

Participants can also choose a Combo entry for a ticket with every possible combination of the four player-chosen numbers. While a Combo entry makes it easier to win, it also increases the ticket price.

Finally, players can add a FIREBALL to their ticket to double the stake. The FIREBALL number, drawn after each game, is used as a replacement number when the result is only a single digit away from winning a prize. Note that while adding FIREBALL improves prize-winning odds, prizes are paid out at lower values.

Pick 3

Pick 3 has multiple entry options, with stakes of $0.50 or $1.00 being available.

Players must choose three numbers from 0 to 9, and because each number is chosen independently, the same number can be chosen repeatedly if desired. Participants then choose whether to bet on matching their numbers in the order drawn, in any order, or to split a $1.00 stake equally between both options.

Participants can also choose a Combo entry for a ticket with every possible combination of the three player-chosen numbers. While a Combo entry makes it easier to win, it also increases the ticket price.

Alternatively, players can bet on matching either the first or final pairs of numbers drawn.

Finally, players can add a FIREBALL to their ticket to double the stake. The FIREBALL number, drawn after each game, is used as a replacement number when the result is only a single digit away from winning a prize. Note that while adding FIREBALL improves prize-winning odds, prizes are paid out at lower values.

South Carolina Lottery Game Schedule

The table below provides an overview of the schedule for each South Carolina lottery game.

Lottery Game MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN
Mega Millions 23:00 23:00
Powerball 23:00 23:00 23:00
Palmetto Cash 5 18:59 18:59 18:59 18:59 18:59 18:59 18:59
Pick 4 12:59
18:59
12:59
18:59
12:59
18:59
12:59
18:59
12:59
18:59
12:59
18:59
18:59
Pick 3 12:59
18:59
12:59
18:59
12:59
18:59
12:59
18:59
12:59
18:59
12:59
18:59
18:59

South Carolina Lottery Odds and Jackpots

Although Pick 3 has the best odds, the most lucrative jackpots can be obtained through Mega Millions and Powerball. With multipliers, the Palmetto Cash 5 jackpot can reach $1 million.

Lottery Game Winning Odds Minimum Jackpot
Mega Millions 1 in 302,575,350 $40 million
Powerball 1 in 292,201,338 $40 million
Palmetto Cash 5 1 in 501,942 $100,000
Pick 4 1 in 10,000 $2,500
Pick 3 1 in 1,000 $250

South Carolina Lottery Advance Play Options

All South Carolina Lottery games have Advance Play options, with the number of draws that can be entered at once being highlighted in the table below.

Lottery Game No. of Advance Draws Players Can Enter
Mega Millions Up to 20
Pick 3 Up to 28
Pick 4 Up to 28
Powerball Up to 30
Palmetto Cash 5 Up to 40

South Carolina Lottery Scratch-Offs

Scratch-offs can pay out multiple prizes, with jackpots typically being proportional to the cost of the scratch-off itself.

South Carolina Lottery scratch-offs range inprice from $1.00 to $10, with jackpots ranging from $50 to $1 million!

Lower-priced games have winning odds of around 1 in 5, with the more lucrative games having winning odds of around 1 in 3.

Detailed information about scratch-offs, prize tiers, payouts and odds is available on the official South Carolina Lottery website .

South Carolina Lottery Tax Information

The tables below highlight taxes payable on South Carolina Lottery prizes.

South Carolina Lottery Taxes for U.S. citizens and residents amount to 7% on prizes between $500 and $5,000, as detailed below.

Prize Value Tax Percentage
Between $500 and $5,000 State Taxes 7%

South Carolina Lottery Taxes for U.S. citizens and residents amount to 31% on prizes over $5,000, as detailed below.

Prize Value Tax Percentage
Over $5,000 State Taxes 7%
Federal Taxes 24%

South Carolina Lottery Taxes for non-U.S. citizens or non-residents amount to 7% on prizes between $600 and $5,000, as detailed below.

Prize Value Tax Percentage
Between $500 and $5,000 State Taxes 7%

South Carolina Lottery Taxes for non-U.S. citizens or non-residents amount to 37% on all prizes over $5,000, as detailed below.

Prize Value Tax Percentage
Over $5,000 State Taxes 7%
Federal Taxes 30%

How to Claim South Carolina Lottery Payouts

There are multiple ways that winnings can be collected in South Carolina.

Prizes of $500 or less can be claimed:

  • At South Carolina Lottery retailers
  • At South Carolina Lottery Headquarters
  • By mail

Prizes between $501 and $100.000 can be claimed:

  • At South Carolina Lottery Headquarters
  • By mail

Prizes of over $100,000 can only be claimed in person at South Carolina Lottery Headquarters.

When claimed by mail, prizes exceeding $500 must include the signed winning lottery ticket, a copy of a valid photo ID and a completed Claim Form . Mailed-in claims for prizes of less than $500 require the signed winning lottery ticket and the winner's address.

How to Contact the South Carolina Lottery

Operator Games Official Website Main Address Local Tel. No.
South Carolina Education Lottery Powerball
Mega Millions
Palmetto Cash 5
Pick 4
Pick 3
https://www.sceducationlottery.com/ 1333 Main Street,
4th Floor,
Columbia,
SC 29201,
USA
1-803-737-2002

Which South Carolina Lottery scratch-off has the biggest jackpot?

Although the value of the most lucrative South Carolina Lottery scratch-offs change on a periodic basis, the biggest jackpot on offer is typically around $1 million.

Can I buy South Carolina Lottery tickets online?

No, tickets are only available from authorized South Carolina Lottery retailers.

How much tax is paid on South Carolina Lottery winnings?

Taxation on South Carolina Lottery winnings depends on player residency and citizenship.

For U.S. citizens and residents, 7% state tax is levied on all South Carolina Lottery prizes between $500 and $5,000.

For U.S. citizens and residents, 31% tax is levied on all South Carolina Lottery prizes over $5,000, of which 7% is state tax and 24% is federal tax.

Non-U.S. citizens or non-residents pay 7% state tax on all prizes between $500 and $5,000.

Non-U.S. citizens or non-residents pay 37% tax on all prizes over $5,000, of which 7% is state tax and 30% is federal tax.

How do South Carolina Lottery winners get paid?

Some South Carolina lottery games pay in regular installments or lump sums, while others pay out lump sums only.

How long does it take to receive South Carolina Lottery winnings?

All prizes claimed in person at South Carolina Lottery Retailers and South Carolina Lottery Headquarters are generally paid out the same day.

All prizes claimed by mail will be processed in the order received. Although the South Carolina Lottery does not establish a specific timeline for payouts, players can expect to wait up to a month for winnings when paid by check.