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SCEL to launch Pick 4
1/24/2003

Columbia, SC: On Monday, January 27, 2003, South Carolina Education Lottery (SCEL) players will have the chance to win up to $5,000 nightly in the lottery’s newest on-line game, Pick 4.

Pick 4 is played much like Pick 3. Players will have to choose a 4-digit combination from 0000 to 9999.

“This game is an enhancement of our Pick 3 game,” said Tony Cooper, SCEL’s chief operating officer. “Players now have more chances to win bigger prizes.”

Like Pick 3, in Pick 4 the player can bet 50 cents or $1 per play. The player can also select their numbers days before the draw and play their number up to seven times. Or players can mark “quick pick” for a random selection of numbers.

There are four different ways a player can play their 4-digit numbers:
Straight: match winning numbers in exact order drawn.
Box: match winning numbers drawn in any order. The number of box (4, 6, 12 or 24) is determined by the number of different digits in your selection.
Straight/Box: Combines a 50 cents straight play and a 50 cents box play for a 4-digit number on a single play; the straight/box may only be played for $1.
Combo Play: Equal to 4, 6, 12 or 24 straight plays for 50 cents or $1. The player wins $2,500 or $5,000 if they match winning number drawn in any ordered.

If no play type is specified, it will default to a straight play.

Players are encouraged to use the Pick 4 play slip to choose their 4-digit combination and make a heavy mark in the appropriate boxes on each play area.

“Once the retailer hands the player their Pick 4 ticket, the player should check their ticket immediately,” advised Cooper. “This will help ensure the numbers you selected are correct before leaving the store.”

Note: The Pick 3 and Pick 4 drawing will broadcast at 6:59 p.m. Monday-Sunday. Lottery players can watch their winning numbers drawn on the following television stations: WLTX-Columbia, WSPA-Greenville/Spartanburg, WPDE-Myrtle Beach/Florence, and WCBD-Charleston.


Tickets may not be sold to a person under the age of 18 years.


Since January 2002, the SCEL has returned more than $178 million dollars to the State of South Carolina’s Lottery Education Fund. All of SCEL’s net proceeds pay for specific educational programs, including South Carolina’s HOPE, LIFE and Palmetto Fellows scholarships; National Guard; Lottery Tuition Assistance for two-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 services. For a complete listing of programs funded by lottery dollars, please visit our website: www.sceducationlottery.com.

“Have fun. Play Smart. Play Responsibly.”


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