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Triple 8s Break the Bank with $2 MILLION Payout
11/3/2016 2:08:15 PM

COLUMBIA, SC (November 3, 2016) – Arguably one of the South Carolina Education Lottery’s most popular number combinations, 8 – 8 – 8, was drawn today.

Upwards of 8,700 Pick 3 players in South Carolina are celebrating triple 8’s.

Depending on the price paid for the ticket, these winners took home either $250 or $500 per play. The odds of winning are 1 in 1,000.

The Pick 3 prize payout eclipsed $2.1 million.

The triple number combination is hands down the Lottery’s most played sequence, with this drawing producing 16 times the number of winners compared to the previous day’s draw.

This marks the thirteenth time 8 – 8 – 8 has been drawn by the Lottery. The last time 8 – 8 – 8 was seen was back in October of 2015.

Winning Pick 3 tickets worth up to $500 can be cashed at lottery retailers statewide.

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

Winners should always sign the back of their ticket first to safeguard their prize.

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