COLUMBIA, SC (September 11, 2013) – For the second straight year, South Carolina Education Lottery players and football fans alike can score a $5 Carolina Panthers instant ticket available at lottery retailers statewide.
This season’s ticket is even more crowd-pleasing than the last with an additional $100,000 top prize and a second-chance opportunity to win one of 250 gift cards worth $250 to the Carolina Panthers online team store at shop.panthers.com or a $100,000 cash prize.
“We are thrilled to once again be marking the start of football season with the Carolina Panthers,” said the Lottery’s Executive Director Paula Harper Bethea. “This ticket is just another way fans can show their home team pride and support education here in the Palmetto State.”
“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with the South Carolina Education Lottery and are excited about the support for the Carolina Panthers from the state of South Carolina,” said team President Danny Morrison.
The Carolina Panthers instant game boasts five top prizes of $100,000 and plenty of other prizes from $5 on up. The odds of winning $100,000 are 1 in 432,000.
Non-winning Carolina Panthers tickets can be entered online or by mail for a chance to win a $250 gift card to the Panthers team store or a $100,000 cash prize in a final drawing. Gift card winners will be announced on Thursday, December 12. Entries must be received by Thursday, December 5. A date for the final drawing to award a $100,000 cash prize will be announced.
Since the start of the Lottery in 2002, more than one million college scholarships and grants have been awarded to South Carolina’s students. In all, more than $3.1 BILLION has been transferred to support educational programs in the Palmetto State.