The rules governing claiming a multi state ticket are determined by the state the ticket was purchased in. Select a state to know the corresponding claiming rules

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  • As per the rules of the South Carolina Lottery, your lottery ticket is a bearer instrument, which means anyone who possesses the ticket is the winner.
  • It is mandatory to double-check your numbers and sign the back of your ticket for authentication.
  • You can claim your South Carolina Lottery prizes before the deadline, i.e. 180 days from the date of the drawing, else your winnings will be fortified.
  • Prize claims above $500 can be mailed to the South Carolina Lottery’s office.
  • If you are mailing your winning ticket, it is mandatory to complete the claim form and attach a copy of your signed government-issued ID card (including driver's license, U.S. passport, passport issued by a foreign government, social security number, etc.) and send it all.
  • Before mailing the winning ticket, ensure you possess a photocopy of all the documents, including claim form and the winning ticket for a valid proof.
  • The lottery authorities are not responsible for mail, tickets, or claim forms that are late, damaged, misdirected, misaddressed, incomplete, or illegible.

Prizes Up To $500

  • Prizes including $500 or less should be claimed at any licensed South Carolina Lottery retailer.
  • It is mandatory to sign the back of your ticket before redeeming at any retailer.

Prizes Of $500 To $100,000

  • Lottery Prizes above $500 to $100,000 can be claimed by visiting any of the South Carolina Education Lottery validation centers.
  • You can also claim your lottery winnings through the mail and send it to the lottery attached with a filled claim form and government-issued ID proof. Don’t forget to make a copy of the winning ticket (front and back) and the claim form before mailing it.
  • Prize claims over $500 must include a Winner Claim Form, available on the official website, or any local lottery retailer.

Prizes $100,000 and Above

  • Prizes over $100,000 must be claimed in-person at the Columbia Claim Center.
  • Your winning ticket must be signed by you and should be submitted with a complete claim form and valid identification.

South Carolina Lottery Mailing Address

SC Education Lottery
P.O. Box 11039
Columbia, SC 29211-1039

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