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South Carolina Education Lottery players will be able to drop off their winning tickets at the Lottery’s Claims Center on Assembly St. in Columbia.

Claimants will be assisted at the door. Players are encouraged to wear a mask and abide by social distancing markers on the sidewalk outside of the Claims Center while waiting to drop off claims.

The South Carolina Education Lottery is announcing an update to its claims drop-off process. Starting Tuesday, June 23 the Lottery is offering same day pick up.

Players dropping off winning tickets at the Claims Center on Assembly St. in Columbia can now provide their cell phone number and cellular service provider, and the Lottery will text the claimant when the check is available for pick up. Depending on the time of drop off and the number of claims received each day, checks will be ready for same day or next day pick up. Out-of-town claimants should arrive early to enhance the possibility of same day check turnaround.

Proper identification is required at pick up. Checks not picked up within two business days will be mailed.

The Claims Center began accepting drop-off claims recently after being closed to the public since March 17. The drop-off and check pick-up process beginning June 23, 2020, will remain in place indefinitely to ensure appropriate social distancing due to the size of the Claims Center lobby.

SC Lottery Claims Center
1309 Assembly St.
Columbia, SC 29201

There are three items claimants will need to have:

1 A Signed Winning Ticket

Players should always make a copy or take a picture of the front and back of their winning ticket for their records.

2 A Copy of the Claimant’s Picture Identification

(driver’s license, state or military I.D., or passport)

3 A Completed Claim Form

Document IconClick here to download the Claim Form .pdf
Claim forms also available at lottery retailers and the claims center.

Claimants will be given a receipt when a claim is dropped off.

In addition to the Claims Center drop-off, several options are available to claim prize money. Prizes of $500 or less can be redeemed at SC Lottery retailers. Prizes of $100,000 or less can be claimed by mail. Winners of more than $100,000 can call the Lottery at 803-253-4004 and follow the prompts to leave a message.