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No lottery sales on Election Day

Columbia, SC: On November 2, 2004, the South Carolina Education Lottery (SCEL) will be prohibited from selling lottery tickets. This notice is in conjunction with the Education Lottery Act, Section 59-150-210.

E) A lottery ticket or share must not be sold on the date of any general or primary election; for a lottery game other than that defined in Section 59-150-20(7); or for a lottery game with corporate sponsorship.

The SCEL will also shut down its gaming system to prevent any online sales of Pick 3, Pick 4, Carolina 5, Powerball or instant ticket validations.

“This is one way we can assure both the SCEL and its retailers fully comply with the law,” says SCEL Executive Director Ernie Passailaigue. “However, players can still place their wagers on advance play for Tuesday's daily drawing.”

It is estimated that the average sales the lottery could lose tomorrow is $2.4 million.

There will be a drawing on Tuesday for any advance ticket sales. Pick 3, Pick 4, Carolina 5 and Powerball players can continue to bet their numbers and advance play until midnight on Monday, November 1, 2004.

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