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0 – 0 – 0 – 0 Pays Out $1.6 Million to Pick 4 Players
9/6/2016 4:52:51 PM

COLUMBIA, SC (September 6, 2016) – Quadruple 0s were drawn by the South Carolina Education Lottery at lunchtime today to the delight of 641 Pick 4 players.

Depending on the price paid for the ticket, these winners took home either $2,500 or $5,000 per play.

Winners are already cashing in their tickets. A Columbia woman says she almost fainted when she checked her Pick 4 ticket and saw she won. She played 0 – 0 – 0 – 0 three times to win $15,000.

Another winner dreamed the numbers last night and had her husband play them.

A Sumter woman checked her ticket at work and left to go cash in. She’s going shopping and plans to get a passport so the next time she wins she’ll be ready to take a trip.

Today’s Pick 4 prize payout eclipsed $1.6 million, 13 times the Lottery’s sales for the midday draw, which amounted to just over $119,000.

The drawing produced six times the number of winners compared to the previous day’s draw.

This marks only the second occasion 0 – 0 – 0 – 0 has been drawn by the Lottery. The last time straight zeroes hit was back in December of 2011. The odds of winning are 1 in 10,000.

“Pick 4 players certainly have a lot to smile about,” said the Lottery’s Executive Director Paula Harper Bethea. “Quadruples are one of the most popular number combinations played by our Pick 4 players. I know our players across the state are very happy, indeed.”

Players have 180 days from the date of the drawing in which to claim their prizes.

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