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The South Carolina Education Lottery’s Columbia claim center was shut on Wednesday, September 2, after an employee was exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19.
The building was seized for proper sanitization and disinfection, that afternoon after the staff was notified about the coronavirus exposure.
According to a press release, published by the lottery, the employee who came into contact, with the person infected with COVID, worked in the back office and did not interact with the public. The other staff members working at the claim will be closely monitored and have voluntarily quarantined themselves.
hough SC Lottery has not revealed, whether any employees were tested positive for COVID-19!
The SC Lottery claim center in Columbia will be closed through Labour Day and will reopen on September 8, at 8:30 a.m. The office will only be occupied by staff, who are not put under quarantine by the medical staff.
The Lottery urges the lottery winners to claim prizes over $500 and up to $100,000 by mail or wait till the claim centers reopen if they wish to claim the winning amounts in person. You can get the winner claim form on the official South Carolina Education Lottery's website. Having said that, lottery prizes over $100,000 can only be claimed in-person.
Before filing a claim through the mail, you need to fill in the back of your winning ticket, complete the Winner Claim Form, and then mail it to the South Carolina Education Lottery P.O. Box address along with your signed original winning ticket, and copies of your valid government-issued photo ID and social security card.
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