About the Lottery - Employment Opportunities
News
[Back to News Articles]        
$317 MILLION Powerball® Jackpot Drawing Tonight
2/4/2015 11:42:53 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (February 4, 2015) – Tonight’s Powerball® jackpot drawing is for an estimated $317 million.

To win it, someone will have to overcome staggering odds of 1 in 176 million. Seven South Carolina Education Lottery players have done so, but countless others have found lower-tier prizes satisfying.

Last Wednesday, January 28, a Powerball® ticket sold in Chester missed the advertised $261 million jackpot by a single number, making it worth $1 million. A ticket sold in Anderson for the Wednesday, January 24 drawing did the same. Both $1 million prizes remain unclaimed. The ticket holders would have been millionaires two times over had an extra $1 been spent for PowerPlay®.

Getting just one number right is worth something, as long as it’s the red Powerball® number. Match the Powerball® number and you are looking at a $4 win. More than 9,000 South Carolina lottery players did so last weekend, of those more than 3,000 spent the extra $1 on PowerPlay® to see their tickets are worth $8 when claimed.

But if it’s multi-millions you’re after, tonight’s $317 million jackpot with a cash payout of $220 million is your ticket. Play by 9:59 p.m. for the 10:59 p.m. drawing. Tickets are $2 and available at lottery retailers statewide.

Good luck, South Carolina. Please, Play Responsibly.
# # #


[Back to News Articles]        
Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of all information contained on this site. This site, however, is not the final authority on games, winning numbers, or other information. All winning tickets must be validated by the SCEL before prizes will be paid. You must be 18 years of age or older to play the games of the South Carolina Education Lottery. Our site is constantly updated with new information. Please check back often.
© Copyright 2005, South Carolina Education Lottery. All rights reserved.