South Carolina (SC) Lottery Results

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South Carolina Lottery Results & Winning Numbers

Did your numbers hit? Check below for the latest South Carolina Lottery drawing results!


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Fri, Apr 26, 2024

  • 05
  • 15
  • 19
  • 31
  • 40

Palmetto Cash 5



Wed, Apr 24, 2024



Thu, Apr 25, 2024



Thu, Apr 25, 2024


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Wed, Apr 24, 2024


Which South Carolina Lottery Game has the Best Odds?

Looking for a new SC Lottery game to play? With a variety of ticket prices, it’s important to know that the odds of winning vary greatly between games.

Before buying a ticket, its a good idea to compare the overall odds as well as individual prize odds for each game.

You can click on any game below to see the full list of prize odds.

Lucky For Life$21 in 7.8
Mega Millions$21 in 24
Palmetto Cash 5$11 in 8.4
SC Pick 3$0.50 - $11 in 1,000 (Exact)
SC Pick 4$0.50 - $11 in 10,000 (Exact)
Powerball$21 in 24.9
SC Scratch Offs$1 - $10Best Odds Award
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What Time is the Next South Carolina Lottery Drawing?

Never miss a draw again. Keep track of all the upcoming South Carolina Education Lottery drawings using our summary calendar with daily draw and sales cut-off (in brackets) times for each game.

Lucky For LifeMon / Thurs10:38 pm
(9:35 pm)
Mega MillionsTues / Fri11:00 pm
(10:00 pm)
Palmetto Cash 5Daily6:59 pm
(6:45 pm)
Pick 3 MiddayMon - Sat12:59 pm
(12:45 pm)
Pick 3 EveningDaily6:59 pm
(6:45 pm)
Pick 4 MiddayMon - Sat12:59 pm
(12:45 pm)
Pick 4 EveningDaily6:59 pm
(6:45 pm)
PowerballMon / Wed / Sat10:59 pm
(10:00 pm)

What are Second Chance Drawings and Players' Club from the SCEL?

Second Chance

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. The South Carolina Lottery offers players a chance to enter non-winning tickets to play a variety of second chance games. Players must join the Players’ Club to enter Second Chance games.

Players’ Club

The South Carolina Lottery Players’ Club is an online club for news and second-chance promotions.

What are the Best SC Education Lottery Scratch Offs?

Each day, Lotto Edge analyzes South Carolina Lottery scratch ticket data for every prize in every game. That’s right. Every single prize in every game.

We run thousands of calculations on the data and provide our members simple rankings of the best scratch-off games to play.

We offer multiple rankings so no matter what prizes you are after or how you like to play, we have a ranking made for you.

Below is just a sample of the rankings and game details we cover.

What are some tips for playing the South Carolina Lottery?

Our experts are always happy to share tips to improve you chances of winning.

If you have any tips of your own we should know about, drop us a line!


Scratch Off game odds are almost always better than draw games. However, unlike draw games, the odds to win bigger prizes can change daily based on ticket sales and prize claims.


Don't be afraid of smaller or less popular draw games. They typically have better chances of winning and less winners to split any prizes.


Be an educated player and know the rules of the game and how to play. Players get confused all the time and mistakenly toss out winning tickets thinking they were losers.


The State of South Carolina allows all winners of the SC Education Lottery to remain anonymous. Take advantage of keeping your identity and winnings private.

Commonly Asked Questions by South Carolina Lottery Players

We constantly talk with lottery players and search the web for commonly asked lottery questions. We’ve compiled a list of the frequently asked questions about the South Carolina Lottery.

If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, drop us a note. We’re happy to help.

  • When does the South Carolina Lottery post draw results?

    The South Carolina Education Lottery posts winning results immediately after each drawing. Our lottery results, while unofficial, are posted soon after each drawing as well.

  • Can I play the SC Lottery online?

    Unfortunately, the SCEL doesn’t currently offer the ability to purchase lottery tickets online.

  • Can I use a debit or credit card to buy SC lottery tickets?

    NO. All lottery tickets must be purchased using cash.

  • How long do I have to claim a winning SC Lottery prize?

    Scratch Off prizes can be collected up to 90 days after the official end date of the game. Draw game prizes can be collected up to 180 after the draw date printed on the ticket.

  • How old do I have to be to play the lottery in the state of South Carolina?

    If you’re 18 or older, you can play the lottery in South Carolina!

  • Can winners South Carolina Lottery remain anonymous?

    Yes! Winners of any prize amount can remain anonymous.

  • Does the SCEL have an App?

    Yes. The SC Education Lottery app includes a ticket scanner to check for winning tickets, scan tickets for promotions, find the nearest lottery retailers and receive the latest news & promotions via push notifications.

  • What are the 3 digit codes on scratch off tickets?

    These 3 digit codes are also known as validation codes. The 3 digit codes were used by retailers for sight validations prior to computers doing the validation. You can read more about the secret SC Lottery Codes on our blog.

  • Where can I find lottery drawing predictions?

    Anyone or any website offering to sell you drawing game predictions should be viewed with skepticism. Drawing games are random ball drawings where the previous draws have no impact on future drawings.

  • Are there any scratch off lottery strategies that can help me?

    Check out our best SC Education Lottery scratch off rankings and find a ranking that fits your playing style. All our rankings provide you a daily updated list of the best scratch off games to play.

Playing SC Lottery Online / Online Gambling

The SC Lottery doesn’t currently offer the ability to buy lottery tickets on their official website or allow 3rd party ticket brokers to sell tickets.

South Carolina has also been slow to expand their gambling offerings to other services. We’ve included a full list of online gambling options legal in the State of South Carolina.

SC Lottery
3rd Parties
Scratch OffsNoNo
Draw GamesNoNo
Daily FantasyNoYes

About the South Carolina Lottery

The South Carolina Lottery is one of the newer lotteries in the country, beginning in 2002. The Lottery raises funds for education programs, with more than 2.4 million scholarships have been awarded to South Carolina students from lottery proceeds. Other education assistance supports include technology and K-5 programs.


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If you found this helpful, make sure to check out our South Carolina scratch off rankings. They are the perfect way to help you find the scratch offs with the best odds of winning.


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Researched and Written By: Jared James, Founder

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