The South Carolina Education Lottery’s mission is to provide entertainment options to adults, with integrity, to support education in South Carolina. Players must be 18 years of age or older to purchase lottery tickets.
The South Carolina Education Lottery seeks to increase public awareness of problem gambling through education: via this website, by way of radio and television public service announcements and through information available at our retailers and on all lottery products. In addition, lottery funds are devoted to this mission by the General Assembly. From January 7, 2002 through June 30, 2012, $2.55 million has been appropriated for problem gambling treatment services.
The S.C. Gambling Helpline is a lottery-funded, referral service managed by the South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS). The hotline, 1-877-452-5155, is answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The call is toll-free and confidential.