Categories
BLOG

sc lottery instant

S.C. Lottery ends ‘Cash Madness’ scratch-off game after one day

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WMBF) – Players of the new “Cash Madness” scratch-off game just ran out of luck.

The South Carolina Education Lottery announced on Wednesday that the $2 instant game is ending. The game was just launched on Tuesday.

Lottery officials said the game security and integrity is not in question. They said the error involves incorrect letters beneath $1 prize amounts that could cause player confusion. Because of that possibility, the S.C. Lottery decided to end the game.

They say winning tickets scanned at lottery retailers will still be paid as the game was designed. Prizes for “Cash Madness” may be redeemed until Monday, Feb. 10, 2020.

For other information, visit www.sceducationlottery.com or ask your lottery retailer.

Players with questions or concerns can contact the Lottery toll-free at 1-866-736-9819.

Copyright 2019 WMBF. All rights reserved.

Players of the new “Cash Madness” scratch-off game just ran out of luck.

S.C. woman wins $30K from unfamiliar lottery scratch-off game

Oct. 15 (UPI) — A South Carolina woman unfamiliar with the “Space Invaders” arcade game has won $30,000 from a lotto ticket named after it.

The winner, who did not want to be identified by name, said she was unfamiliar with the 1980s “Space Invaders” arcade game, but purchased the scratch-off ticket, anyway, because the aliens on the ticket caught her eye, South Carolina Education Lottery spokeswoman Holli Armstrong said.

After scratching off the numbers, the winner needed an aid to bring the $30,000 win into focus.

“I got a magnifying glass,” she said in a statement. “I almost passed out.”

The woman was at home when she played the scratch-off game. She purchased the $2 ticket at Kelly Quick Stop on Rivers Avenue in North Charleston.

The North Charleston store received a $300 commission for selling the winning ticket.

The win leaves three top prizes of $30,000 in the game at odds of 1 in 432,000.

A South Carolina woman unfamiliar with the "Space Invaders" arcade game won $30,000 from a lotto ticket named after it. ]]>