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.