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South Carolina Lottery resumes sales of Pick 3, Pick 4 after issue

The problems involved some tickets that were sold Monday afternoon.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Education Lottery now reports that it has resumed sales of its Pick 3 and Pick 4 games after temporarily suspending them a day earlier.

The lottery said late Monday that an issue caused some tickets purchased on Nov. 15 after the midday drawing to default to the Nov. 22 midday drawing instead of Monday's drawing.

They say sales will resume once the issue has been resolved.

The Monday evening drawing at 6:59 p.m. was set to be held as planned for Pick 3 and Pick 4. Retailers are able to cash winning Pick 3 and Pick 4 tickets.

No other games are affected.

Pick 3 and Pick 4 tickets sold for the Monday, Nov. 22 midday draw will be valid for that drawing and claims will be honored after that drawing is held, the lottery adds. 

A player with a non-winning ticket purchased after the 12:59 p.m. midday draw on Nov. 15, 2021, for the November 22 midday draw should contact the Lottery for a full refund. Players should mail the original Pick 3 or Pick 4 ticket(s) to the following address:

S.C. Education Lottery
Attn: Pick 3/Pick 4 Refund
P.O. Box 11039
Columbia, SC 29211-1039

People are asked to include their name and return address. The lottery will refund the purchase price for each returned ticket and reimburse the player for postage up to the amount of first-class United States Postal Service postage for the ticket(s) submitted to the Lottery. Since these reimbursements will require manual processing, players are asked to mail in all tickets to avoid wait time at the claims center.

Requests for refunds must be postmarked no later than February 14, 2022, to obtain a refund.