Claiming your win is the most important step after winning the lottery.
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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.