South Carolina Lottery Information - Be Responsible


Be responsible so everyone can enjoy the 

South Carolina Education Lottery

Common sense rules to help everyone play and enjoy the South Carolina Lottery and Powerball:

Watch for these warning signs:

  • Preoccupied with gambling and unable to stop
  • Bragging about gambling, exaggerating wins and minimizing losses
  • Restless and irritable when not gambling
  • Gambling to "feel better"
  • Borrowing money for gambling
  • Lying to hide time spent gambling or unpaid debts
  • Frequently inexplicably absent
  • Chasing losses (gambling to win back losses)
  • Losing work time because of gambling
  • Doing something illegal to get money for gambling
  • Jeopardizing a significant relationship or job by gambling

If you know someone with a problem gambling,
please use one of these resources.

National Gambling Help Hotline 800-522-4700,
Live support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
(This hotline is provided by The National Council on Problem Gambling.)

SC Problem Gambling Hotline 877-452-5155,

For information on Gambling Help Resources available in the state of South Carolina,
call 888-SC Prevents (888-727-7383)

The National Council on Problem Gambling

South Carolina Council on Problem Gambling, Inc.

Gamblers Anonymous International Service Office

You must be 18 years of age or older to play the South Carolina Lottery games.

Did you know?  Powerball is played in 27 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  The Powerball drawing held on February 18,2006 for $365 million was the largest Powerball jackpot ever won, and the second largest Lottery jackpot ever won worldwide.

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