About the Lottery - Employment Opportunities
News
[Back to News Articles]        
The SCEL tops $130 million transferred to the Educ
11/14/2002

Columbia, SC: The South Carolina Education Lottery (SCEL) transferred over $21 million dollars (approximately $21,187,870) to the State Treasurer for the Education Lottery Account (ELA) this month.

Of that, $87,870 came from unclaimed prize money. The lottery is required to transfer unclaimed prize money to the ELA. This month’s unclaimed prize money came from SCEL’s players not claiming their Pick 3 winnings within 180 days a particular drawing.

Since January 2002, the SCEL has returned over $133 million dollars to the State of South Carolina’s Lottery Education Fund. All of SCEL’s net proceeds go to pay for specific educational programs, including South Carolina’s HOPE, LIFE, Palmetto Fellows, National Guard; Lottery Tuition Assistance for 2 year programs within the state’s university system; a wide range of technical upgrades for state colleges and universities; school buses; local libraries and gambling addiction.

“Have fun. Play Smart. 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.