South Carolina (SC) Lottery Results and Winning Numbers

Do you play the lottery and fancy going for a big win in the Palmetto State? We’ve got you covered if you don’t know how to go about playing these games.

The South Carolina Education Lottery offers a variety of exciting draws, including Mega Millions, Cash Pop, and Powerball. It also features scratch-off games that offer chances to win up to $2,000,000. Get all the information you need for the SC Education Lottery below. 

Latest Results & Jackpot Amounts South carolina Draw Games

Multi-State (US)-Mega Millions
Multi-State (US)-Mega Millions
  • 46
  • 54
  • 56
  • 67
  • 16 Mega Ball
  • 3 Megaplier
Prize
$453,000,000
Next draw
Next Prize
$489,000,000

Drawing Schedules

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Pick 412:59 PM6:59 PM12:59 PM6:59 PM12:59 PM6:59 PM12:59 PM6:59 PM12:59 PM6:59 PM12:59 PM6:59 PM
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Cash Pop12:59 PM6:5 9PM12:59 PM6:59 PM12:59 PM6:59 PM12:59 PM6:59 PM12:59 PM6:59 PM12:59 PM6:59 PM
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Palmetto Cash 5
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Powerball10:59 PM10:59 PM10:59 PM
Mega Millions11:00 PM11:00 PM

South Carolina Scratch-Off Games

Game NameTicket PriceTop Prizes
Junior Jumbo Bucks $1$10,000
The Rolling Jackpot$1$5,000
Festive 5S$1$5,000
Strike It Rich$2$30,000
Jumbo Bucks$2$50,000
The Rolling Jackpot$2$30,000
Lady Jumbo Bucks Crossword$3$100,000
Bingo X20$3$75,000
Cash Wheel$3$75,000
Carolina Jackpot$5$200,000
Clemson Jackpot$5$200,000
Money Multiplier$5$200,000
5 Spot$5$200,000
Power Play$5$200,000
Giant Jumbo Bucks$5$250,000
X The Money$10$300,000
The Rolling Jackpot$10$300,000
Silver & Gold$10$300,000
Max Money$10$300,000
$1,000,000 Riches$10$1,000,000
$300,000 Bonus Scratch$10$300,000
Mighty Jumbo Bucks$10$375,000
King’s Ransom$10$300,000
Millionaire’s Club$20$2,000,000
Fastest Road to $2,000,000$20$2,000,000

How to Claim Prizes & Claim Centers

You may claim your prize at any lottery retailer if the amount is $500 or less. Redeem your winnings by cash, store check, money order, or a combination.

Make your claim at the Columbia Claims Center if your winnings are between $500–$100,000. You can also send mail to:

S.C. Education Lottery 

P.O. Box 11039 

Columbia, SC 29211-1039

For mail redemptions, complete a claim form and send it to the claims center. Attach a copy of your identification card and your signed winning ticket.

You must redeem winnings exceeding $100,000 in person at the Columbia Claims Center. Find the required contact information below.

Address Columbia Claims Center
1309 Assembly Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone Number803-253-4004

About South Carolina Lottery 

The Palmetto State Lottery is officially known as the South Carolina Education Lottery. It was launched in 2002. Ticket sales fund prizes and raise money for state education. The revenue goes towards college scholarships, community initiatives, and K-12 programs.

Currently, players can only purchase tickets in-person, as online sales aren’t allowed. You can download the official SC Players’ Club app for Android and Apple to check your tickets, find local retailers, enter promotions, and browse winnings numbers.

Contact the SC Lottery using the information below if you have any questions.

SCEL Office Telephone Number:

(Voice) 803-737-2002

(Fax) 803-737-2005

(Toll-free) 1-866-736-9819

Assistance is available Monday to Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM except on state holidays.

SCEL Office Street Address (Not the Claims Center):

1333 Main Street

4th Floor Columbia

S.C. 29201

SCEL Office Mailing Address (Not the Claims Center):

South Carolina Education Lottery

P.O. Box 11949

Columbia, SC 29211-1949

Tax Information

AspectDescription
State Income Tax on WinningsThe South Carolina Lottery imposes a 7% state tax on winnings.
Federal Income Tax on WinningsLottery winnings over $5,000 incur a 24% federal tax rate.
Non-US Citizens Tax RateNon-US citizens pay 7% state tax and 30% federal tax for prizes above $5,000.
Tax Bracket ConsiderationWinning a large prize may put you into a higher tax bracket of up to 37%.
Payout OptionsEither a lump sum (one-time taxable amount) or annuity (taxed annual installments) for Powerball and Mega Millions.
Impact of Payout OptionsLump sum payments could put you in a higher income tax bracket for that year. Annuity payments put winners in a lower tax bracket by comparison.

History of BIG South Carolina Lottery Winners

Here are some stories of the highest lottery wins in South Carolina history.

Courtesy pays

An anonymous winner recalled allowing a fellow customer at the Simpsonville KC Mart convenience store to buy a Mega Millions lottery ticket before getting his. The $1.5 billion prize was the biggest win in South Carolina’s history.

His October 2018 windfall was the world’s highest-ever win on a single ticket for more than four years. After months of mystery, he claimed his winnings in January 2019 and chose a $877 million cash payment.

Anonymous winner

Sometimes, all it takes is one quick-pick ticket from a gas station to make you a multi-millionaire. That happened in 2013 to a man who chose to remain anonymous. 

He bought his Powerball ticket at a Lexington County gas station. His $399.4 million prize ticket was the biggest Powerball win in South Carolina history.

When $3 turns into $2 million

A South Carolina lottery player took home $2 million in the September 2023 Powerball draw. His ticket matched five out of six numbers. Although he missed the $557 million jackpot, his $3 reward made him a millionaire.

A million dollars doesn’t change a man

A scratch-off ticket turned a man into a millionaire in August 2023. He took his ticket home and couldn’t believe he won $1,000,000. He said he didn’t sleep a wink that night. Claiming it’s a life-changer, the winner said he still works every day.

How an extra zero made a difference 

According to South Carolina Education Lottery officials, a woman screamed excitedly, thinking she won $20,000, but her joy was premature. As she continued to scratch, the ticket revealed a $200,000 prize instead.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you want to take part in the lottery, but still have questions? Discover answers to the most frequently asked questions below to get the clarification you need.

Can I keep my identity anonymous in South Carolina?

Yes, South Carolina is one of a few states where winners can remain anonymous.

Do I have to pay taxes on my South Carolina winnings?

Yes, South Carolina Lottery prizes are taxable. The state withholds a 7% tax on winnings over $500. There’s an additional 24% federal tax withholding for prizes exceeding $5,000. Non-US citizens or non-residents have to pay a 30% federal tax.

What’s the legal age requirement to play the South Carolina Lottery?

You must be 18 years or older to buy tickets and redeem winnings.

What games do the South Carolina Lottery offer?

You may play Pick 3, Pick 4, CASH POP, Palmetto Cash 5, Mega Millions, and Powerball.

How much time do I have to claim my lottery winnings?

You must claim your prize within 180 days from the draw date.

What happens if I lose or damage my lottery ticket?

The South Carolina Education Lottery is not responsible for lost or damaged tickets. Keep your tickets in a safe place. Sign your name in ink on the back to prove ownership if you lose it.

Where can I buy a lottery ticket?

You can only buy tickets in-person from licensed lottery sellers. You may purchase tickets for consecutive draws in advance. Note that you can’t buy them online, by mail, or by phone.