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South Carolina Education Lottery Claims Center

After purchasing tickets, please sign the back of the ticket legibly.

Visit our Columbia Claims Center to redeem your winnings. The Columbia Claims Center is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Except State Holidays listed below.) Players should arrive by 4 p.m. to allow time to verify the winning ticket.

Prizes up to and including $500 may be redeemed at any lottery retailer. Lottery Retailers can award up to $500 in cash, store check, money order or a combination thereof. All prizes of $100,000 or less can be redeemed by mail or at Columbia Claims Center. Winnings over $100,000 must be redeemed in person at the Columbia Claims Center.

Mailing address:
SC Education Lottery
PO Box 11039
Columbia, SC 29211-1039

NOTE: The risk of mailing tickets remains with the player. (Registered mail is recommended.) To redeem prizes greater than $500, winners must include: (1) a signed winning ticket(s), (2) a completed claim form, and (3) a copy of a picture identification card (driver’s license, state or military I.D., or passport).

Claim Form.

Our Columbia Claims Center is located at:
Columbia Claims Center
1309 Assembly Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: 803-253-4004 
Columbia Map


January 1—New Year's Day
Last Monday in May—National Memorial Day
July 4—Independence Day
First Monday in September—Labor Day
National Thanksgiving Day and the Friday after
December 24—Christmas Eve
December 25—Christmas Day (No Midday Drawing)
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.

Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of all information contained on this site. This site, however, is not the final authority on games, winning numbers, or other information. All winning tickets must be validated by the SCEL before prizes will be paid. You must be 18 years of age or older to play the games of the South Carolina Education Lottery. Our site is constantly updated with new information. Please check back often.
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