South Carolina Lottery says no prize for 71,000 ‘winning’ tickets

South Carolina Lottery says no prize for 71,000 ‘successful’ tickets

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Education Lottery says avid gamers who idea they gained $500 from a December 2017 sport, is not going to obtain their winnings.

Lottery officers introduced in a press liberate Wednesday that anybody who bought a Holiday Cash Add A Play price ticket on December 25, 2017 between five:51 p.m. till the shut of the sport at 7:53 p.m. that depicted 9 tree symbols will obtain money back for the price ticket. Those price ticket holders is not going to obtain the winnings as a result of officers say the tickets had been “erroneously produced.”

“This decision is required by South Carolina Code Section 59-150-230(C)(3)(a) which provides that prizes arising from a ticket produced or issued in error must not be paid,” the discharge states.

Before making the verdict, lottery officers employed Gaming Laboratories International, LLC (GLI) to behavior an impartial, independent research, which printed coding mistakes by means of SCEL’s former pc gaming seller, and the seller’s insufficient high quality assurance trying out that might have came upon those mistakes sooner than the tickets had been allotted.

Approximately 71,000 successful tickets had been published in error, “which were incorrectly recognized as a $500 winning play.”

To search the refund of the acquisition value of the tickets, a participant must mail the unique Holiday Cash Add-A-Play tickets (no copies or different reproductions might be processed for repayment) bought on or after five:51(17:51) p.m. on December 25, 2017 to this deal with:

S.C. Education Lottery
P.O. Box 11039
Columbia, SC 29211-1039

Include your title and go back deal with. SCEL will refund the acquisition value for each and every returned price ticket and reimburse the participant for postage as much as the volume of top quality USPS postage for the price ticket(s) submitted to SCEL. Since those reimbursements would require guide processing, we ask that avid gamers mail in all tickets to keep away from wait time on the Claim Center. Requests for Holiday Cash Add-A-Play refunds will have to be won by means of SCEL no later than January 7, 2019.

Updated: May 31, 2018 — 3:26 am

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