About the Lottery - Employment Opportunities
News
[Back to News Articles]        
Saturday’s $90 million Powerball® jackpot is South
12/5/2002

Columbia, SC: The Powerball® jackpot now rolls to an estimated $90 million for the next drawing to be held on Saturday, December 7, 2002. If the winner chooses to take home the top prize in one lump sum, the cash option would be $47.9 million. The largest, single, one-time cash payment in the South Carolina Education Lottery’s (SCEL) history!

No ticket won the top prize in Wednesday’s December 4, 2002 Powerball® drawing by matching all five white balls 13, 20, 21, 35, 40 plus the red Powerball®, 35.

All players who purchased the PowerPlay® option for Wednesday’s night Powerball® drawing saw their winnings multiplied four times. The PowerPlay® number was 4.

In South Carolina, there were over 25,000 winning plays sold for the December 4th Powerball® drawing of which over 10,000 selected the PowerPlay® option. In South Carolina, Powerball® players who “powered up” with PowerPlay® will receive additional winnings of $138,945.

Since January 2002, the SCEL has returned over $135 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.


[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.