The South Carolina Education Lottery announced Tuesday that the state has sold its 100th winning ticket worth $1 million or more.
The Lottery's Executive Director Paula Harper Bethea calls the milestone, "wonderful not only for the lucky winners, but for the Lottery, its retailers and the State of South Carolina."
Powerball®, Mega Millions®, scratch-offs, raffles, and second-chance drawings for prizes produced 100 millionaires in our state.
The 100 millionaires prize money totaled more than $1 billion, seven of which won Powerball® jackpots.
Retailers won too, earning nearly $1 million in commissions when the tickets were claimed.
The state benefited from $70 million in taxes withheld from the winnings.
The majority of the millionaires, 44 of the 100, won playing Powerball®.
Thirty-six players scratched their way to a $1 million prize.
Millionaires included, lottery players in South Carolina have won more than $7 billion in prizes since the games began in 2002.