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The SCEL tops $130 million transferred to the Educ

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.

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