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Lucky 7’s Break the Bank
5/29/2012 12:22:38 PM

COLUMBIA, SC (May 29, 2012) – Arguably one of the South Carolina Education Lottery’s most popular number combinations, 7 – 7 – 7, was drawn Saturday evening.

Upwards of 6,500 Pick 3 players in South Carolina are celebrating triple lucky 7’s.

Depending on the price paid for the ticket, these winners took home either $250 or $500 per play.

The triple combination put the Lottery in the red for the May 26 evening Pick 3 drawing.

The Pick 3 prize payout eclipsed $1.6 million, eight times the Lottery’s sales for the draw, which amounted to over $200,000.

“Pick 3 players certainly have a lot to smile about when triples are drawn,” said the Lottery’s Executive Director Paula Harper Bethea. “Triples are by far the most popular combination played by our Pick 3 players. I know our players across the state are very happy, indeed.”

Saturday’s drawing was just the sixth time 7 – 7 – 7 has been drawn by the Lottery. The last time 7 – 7 – 7 was seen was back in November of 2007.

By The Numbers

Lottery players have their favorite numbers and here are a few shared with us:

Known as “Lucky Day,” players play 3 – 3 – 3 when they are feeling lucky.

For those that like order, 1 – 2 – 3 is a player favorite.

9 – 1 – 1 is picked as a cry for help.

“Dead Man’s Number,” 7 – 6 – 9, is played following a dream about someone that has passed.

Saturday proves it doesn’t get much luckier than triple lucky 7’s.

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