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SC Education Lottery Temporarily Suspends Sales this Weekend for Gaming System Upgrade
5/10/2018 9:36:58 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (May 10, 2018) – South Carolina Education Lottery ticket sales and validations will be temporarily suspended starting at 11:45 p.m. this Saturday, May 12, as the Lottery transitions to a new central gaming system vendor.

This interruption of service is part of a normal contractual changeover. The new 10-year contract was awarded to International Game Technology (IGT) in 2017 after a competitive solicitation to replace the entire central gaming system and to install new sales terminals in each retail outlet.

Ticket sales and validations are scheduled to resume on Sunday afternoon, May 13.

The Lottery wants to thank its players and 3,800 plus retailers for their patience and cooperation as we switch over to a new system that will better serve our customers and retailers.

Drawings will take place as scheduled. Once ticket sales resume, the number of advance plays allowed for purchasing Powerball®, Mega Millions®, Lucky for Life® and Palmetto Cash 5 will return to normal as well.

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