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Tuesday, 13 November 2007

I won a prize, now what do I do?

First, SIGN YOUR TICKET in the space provided on the ticket back! Tickets are bearer instruments, meaning if you lose a ticket before you sign it, you no longer have valid ownership of the ticket. Once your ticket is signed, if the winnings are valued at $500 or less, you may redeem your ticket at any Lottery Retailer. Winnings over $500 up to and including $100,000 may be claimed by mail or at the regional redemption centers listed below. To redeem winnings by mail: fill out a claim form and include a copy of a picture identification card (state I.D., driver’s license, or military I.D.), then mail the signed ticket, the claim form, and the copy of the I.D. (via registered mail) to the Columbia Redemption Center. Winnings over $100,000 up to and including $1,000,000 must be claimed in person at one of our four regional redemption centers. Winnings greater than $1,000,000 must be redeemed in person at the Columbia Redemption Center only.


South Carolina Education Lottery Redemption Centers


Visit one of our claims centers to redeem your winnings. Claims centers are open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Except State Holidays listed below.)

Prizes up to and including $500 may be redeemed at any lottery retailer. All prizes of $100,000 or less can be redeemed by mail or at one of our regional offices, located in Greenville, Columbia, Charleston, and Fort Mill. Winnings over $100,000 up to $1,000,000 must be claimed in person at one of our four redemption centers. Winnings greater than $1,000,000 must be redeemed in person at the Columbia Redemption Center only.

Mailing address for winnings of $100,000 or less:
SC Education Lottery
PO Box 11039
Columbia, SC 29211-1039

NOTE: To redeem prizes greater than $500, winners must include: (1) a signed copy of the winning ticket(s), (2) a completed claim form, and (3) a copy of a picture identification card (state I.D., driver’s license, or military I.D.).


Our Regional Offices/Redemption Centers are located at:


Columbia Redemption Center 
1309 Assembly Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: 803-253-4004 
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Greenville Office/Redemption Center
18 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC 29601
Phone: 864-241-5050 
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Charleston Area Office/Redemption Center
320 W. Coleman Blvd. Unit F
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
Phone: 843-971-1143 
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Fort Mill Area Redemption Center
377 Rubin Center Drive., Suite 117
Ft. Mill, SC 29708
Phone:  803-548-3232
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LEGAL HOLIDAYS IN S.C.


Under the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, Sections 53‑5‑10, 53‑5‑20, 53‑5‑30, and 53‑3‑80, the following days are prescribed, and all State offices are closed thereon:

January 1—New Year
Third Monday in January—Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday
Third Monday in February—Washington’s Birthday/Presidents’ Day
May 10—Confederate Memorial Day
Last Monday in May—National Memorial Day
July 4—Independence Day
First Monday in September—Labor Day
November 11—Veterans Day (date changed from the fourth Monday in October by Act No. 290, 1973)
National Thanksgiving Day and the Friday after
December 24—Governor is empowered to declare
December 25—Christmas Day (NOTE: Midday drawings are not held.)
December 26—The Day after Christmas

Whenever any of these fall on Sunday, the Monday following is prescribed, and whenever any of these fall on Saturday, the preceding Friday is prescribed.

DATES TICKETS CANNOT BE SOLD OR VALIDATED

The S.C. Lottery Act restricts lottery sales on primary and general election days. General elections are held on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November in each even‑numbered year. State primaries are conducted on the second Tuesday in June of each general election year. (S.C. Code §§ 7‑13‑10, 7‑13‑15, and 59‑150‑210(E)) The Claims Centers will be open for business and will accept winning tickets, but they will not be processing any claim through the system. A check will be mailed to the winners presented on a statewide election day.
 
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