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SC Lottery Claims Center Closes on Wednesday after a Staff Member is Exposed to COVID-19

9/2/2020 5:25:10 PM

COLUMBIA, SC (September 2, 2020) — The South Carolina Education Lottery’s Claims Center on Assembly Street in Columbia, SC, closed this afternoon for cleaning and disinfection after being notified that a staff member was exposed to an individual who tested positive for COVID-19.

The staff member that was exposed to the coronavirus only worked in the back office of the Claims Center and did not interact with the public. All lottery employees working at the Claims Center will be monitored and will voluntarily quarantine, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

The Claims Center will reopen on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, at 8:30 a.m., staffed by employees not under quarantine.

At this time, claims for prizes over $500 and up to $100,000 may be submitted by mail or presented in-person upon the claims center’s reopening. Claim forms can be downloaded from the SCEL website, Winners are encouraged to make copies of their claim form and ticket before placing in the mail. Claims for prizes over $100,000 must be presented in-person when the Claims Center reopens.

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