sc lottery numbers for today

South Carolina Lottery Numbers

Check this page for the latest South Carolina Lottery numbers. Just click on a specific drawing to find out more about winning numbers and any prize breakdowns available. Who knows – you might have picked up a great cash prize!

Current games include: Powerball – Mega Millions – South Carolina Palmetto Cash 5 – South Carolina Pick 3 – South Carolina Pick 4 – Lucky For Life.

– Latest South Carolina Numbers

Buying Lottery Tickets

Only Powerball and Mega Millions are currently available to play outside of America. If you want to take part in games like Palmetto Cash 5, you’ll need to take a trip to South Carolina.

South Carolina Drawing Schedule

Use to table below to check the drawing days and ticket sale cut-off times for your favorite games.

Game Draw Days Draw Times* Ticket Sales Close At*
Powerball Wednesday & Saturday 10:59 PM 9:59 PM
Mega Millions Tuesday & Friday 11:00 PM 10:00 PM
Pick 3 Monday – Saturday
Sunday: Evening draw only
12:59 PM & 6:59 PM 12:45 PM & 6:45 PM
Pick 4 Monday – Saturday
Sunday: Evening draw only
12:59 PM & 6:59 PM 12:45 PM & 6:45 PM
Palmetto Cash 5 Daily 6:59 PM 6:45 PM
*Times are shown in EST.

Game Information

The South Carolina Lottery sells tickets for Mega Millions, Lucky for Life and Powerball as well as several of their own in-state games.

Palmetto Cash 5 & Power-Up

Palmetto Cash 5 is an easy and fun draw game that offers a top prize of $100,000. Drawings are held every day at 6:59 PM. Tickets cost just $1 per line and players pick five numbers from 1 to 38. They can also have numbers randomly generated for them by choosing a Quick Pick option. Here’s how you can win a prize:

Winning Tier Prize Odds
Match 5 of 5 $100,000 1 in 501,942
Match 4 of 5 $300 1 in 3,042
Match 3 of 5 $5 1 in 95
Match 2 of 5 $1 1 in 9
Overall odds of winning any Palmetto Cash 5 prize are 1 in 8.4

Want the chance to exponentially increase any Palmetto Cash 5 prizes you might win? Simply pay an extra $1 for the Power-Up option, the size of which is determined by a separate ball ranging from twice to five times the amount. Here’s a breakdown of what the prizes and odds look like with Power-Up added:

2x 3x 4x 5x
Match 5 of 5
(1 in 1,003,884)
(1 in 1,606,214)
(1 in 4,015,536)
(1 in 8,031,072)
Match 4 of 5
(1 in 6,084)
(1 in 9,735)
(1 in 24,337)
(1 in 48,673)
Match 3 of 5
(1 in 190)
(1 in 304)
(1 in 761)
(1 in 1,521)
Match 2 of 5
(1 in 18.4)
(1 in 29)
(1 in 74)
(1 in 147)

Pick 3

There are two versions of the South Carolina Pick 3 game – midday and evening. Pick 3 Midday is played Monday – Saturday at 12:59pm EST and Pick 3 Evening is drawn daily at 6:59pm EST.

There are 9 different ways to play, find the odds and potential payouts for each in the table below:

Game Type Prize Payout (for $1 wager)* Odds of Winning
Straight $500 1 in 1,000
3-Way Straight/Box
(exact order)
$330 1 in 1,000
6-Way Straight/Box
(exact order)
$290 1 in 1,000
3-Way Box $160 1 in 333
6-Way Box $80 1 in 167
3-Way Combo $500 1 in 333
6-Way Combo $500 1 in 167
Back Pair $50 1 in 100
Front Pair $50 1 in 100

*The payouts shown for combo games are based on a $1.50 wager.

Other Games

If you like the thought of winning a cash prize within seconds of buying a game, why not try the instant games offered by the South Carolina Lottery? There’s a wide range available from authorized retailers and you could land a windfall in the blink of an eye!

Claiming Prizes

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, there have been some changes in the way you claim prizes in South Carolina. You can find updates on our dedicated Coronavirus Lottery Updates page.

You have 180 days from the date of a drawing to claim your prize. Instant games may be claimed up to 90 days from the date that the game ends.

Winners may claim prizes of $100,000 and under by mail. Any South Carolina Lottery prize worth $500 or less can also be claimed at any authorized lottery retailer.

Prizes worth up to $100,000 can be redeemed by mail or by visiting the Claims Center in Columbia.

Prizes worth $100,001 or more will need to be redeemed in person at the same Claims Center – you can’t claim these winnings via mail.

The South Carolina Lottery withholds taxes of seven percent on lottery winnings worth more than $500. Larger prizes may be subject to federal withholding taxes of 25 percent.

Claim a prize by mail

To redeem a win of $100,000 or below by mail, send the following to the Lottery at the address below:

  1. Completed original ticket
  2. Completed claim form
  3. Copy of a photo ID with your date of birth (e.g. driver’s license, passport, military, or state ID)

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

History of the South Carolina Lottery

The South Carolina Education Lottery began operating on January 7th, 2002 after the South Carolina General Assembly approved the establishment of a state lottery in June 2001. The Lottery joined Powerball in 2002 and began selling Mega Millions tickets in January 2010.

An anonymous ticket holder from South Carolina won a $399.4 million Powerball jackpot on September 18th, 2013.

To date, the South Carolina Lottery has raised more than $3.4 billion for educational initiatives such as K-12 programs, community education and scholarships for college students. Roughly 26.1 percent of every dollar raised through ticket sales goes back to the state to help support these good causes.

On October 23rd 2018, a player from South Carolina won a Mega Millions jackpot of $1.537 billion, one of the biggest lottery jackpots ever seen and also the largest amount ever won by a single ticket holder.


If you want to play South Carolina lottery games for the chance to win great prizes, you’ll need to be at least 18 years old.

Check the South Carolina lottery numbers and view prize information for games such as Powerball, Mega Millions, Palmetto Cash 5 and many more. Are you a lucky winner?

South Carolina Lottery

Latest South Carolina Results


Mega Millions

Lucky For Life

Palmetto Cash 5

Pick 3 Evening

Pick 3 Midday

Pick 4 Evening

Pick 4 Midday

South Carolina Lottery Games

Game Name Entry Close Time Possible Numbers Prize Type Draw Time Draw Days
Powerball 9:59 PM EST 5 from 1-69 and 1 from 1-26 Jackpot 10:59 PM EST Wednesday and Saturday
Mega Millions 10:00 PM EST 5 from 1-70 and 1 from 1-25 Jackpot 11:00 PM EST Tuesday and Friday
Palmetto Cash 5 6:45 PM EST 5 from 1-38 Jackpot 6:59 PM EST Daily
Lucky for Life 9:35 PM EST 5 from 1-48 and 1 from 1-18 Top Prize 10:35 PM EST Monday and Thursday
Pick 3 Midday 12:45 PM EST 3 from 0-9 Top Prize 12:59 PM EST Monday through Saturday
Pick 3 Evening 6:45 PM EST 3 from 0-9 Top Prize 6:59 PM EST Daily
Pick 4 Midday 12:45 PM EST 4 from 0-9 Top Prize 12:59 PM EST Monday through Saturday
Pick 4 Evening 6:45 PM EST 4 from 0-9 Top Prize 6:59 PM EST Daily

South Carolina Lottery FAQs

Can I remain anonymous if I win the lottery in South Carolina?

Yes! South Carolina is one of the few states that allows winners to remain anonymous.

How much is the SC Lottery today?

You can find the latest SC Education Lottery jackpot amounts for all of your favorite games here on the South Carolina Lottery Jackpots page.

How much will I pay in taxes if I win the South Carolina Lottery?

For prizes between $500 and $5,000, 7% is withheld for state taxes. Winnings of more than $5,000 are taxed 7% by the state and 24% is withheld for federal taxes.

How long does it take to receive SC Lottery winnings?

It typically takes about three business days to process the claim from when it’s received but may take up to two weeks.

Can I buy a SC Lottery ticket online?

At this time, tickets must be purchased at an authorized SC Lottery retailer.

About the South Carolina Lottery

The South Carolina Education Lottery began on January 7, 2002 and, per SC Education Lottery legislation, its proceeds are “used to support improvements and enhancements for educational purposes and programs.” This includes higher education programs and scholarships, K-12 education, and additional community education programs. Since its inception, more than $6 billion in funds have been appropriated for such educational programs within the state.

To learn more about the Sourth Carolina Lottery please visit the official website.

Information on responsible gaming and problem gaming is available here. Or call 1-800-522-4700.

The latest results, winning numbers and jackpots for all of your favorite South Carolina lottery games like Powerball, Mega Millions, Lucky For Life & more! ]]>