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South Carolina Lottery Information – Powerball

What you need to know about the South Carolina Lottery Powerball game.

Did you know? Powerball is played in 27 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Powerball drawing held on February 18,2006 for $365 million was the largest Powerball jackpot ever won, and the second largest Lottery jackpot ever won worldwide.

Power Ball Current numbers & South Carolina Lottery Powerball game winners

Includes instructions. Be the next South Carolina Lottery Powerball game winner.

Powerball Information

Powerball is a lotto game which is a combined large jackpot game and a cash game. Every Wednesday and Saturday night at 22:59 USA Eastern Time, five white balls are drawn out of a drum with 53 balls and one red ball out of a drum with 42 red balls. Power Ball players win by matching one of the 9 ways to win. The jackpot is won by matching all five white balls in any order and the red PowerBall. The second prize (won by matching five white balls in any order) is US $100,000 paid in cash. There are 7 more tiers of prizes for a total of 9 tiers, more than any lottery in Europe or Asia. Any time you match the red Power Ball, you win. The overall odds of winning a prize in the game is better than 1 in 36.

Jackpots

Minimum per draw – US $10 Million
Average per draw – US $25 Million
Largest Jackpot – US $103.5 Million (Sept 14th,2002)
Annual Payout – Over One Billion US Dollars Per Year
Winners Per Week – Over 650,000

Powerball Payout Method and Taxes
Jackpot is lump sum or 29 year annuity. All other prizes paid lump sum in cash including US $100,000 second prizes. Winnings subject to US taxes but are refunded to residents of countries with USA tax treaties, over 100 countries worldwide.

Power ball – Prizes and Odds

Powerball information from South Carolina Lottery Information

South Carolina Powerball Results

South Carolina Powerball Hot and Cold Numbers

Hot Numbers

Cold Numbers

South Carolina Powerball Payouts and Prize Amounts

Prize with Powerball Multiplier

South Carolina Powerball Odds

Numbers Matched Odds of Winning
5 +1 1 in 292,201,338.00
5 1 in 11,688,053.52
4 + 1 1 in 913,129.18
4 1 in 36,525.17
3 + 1 1 in 14,494.11
3 1 in 579.76
2 + 1 1 in 701.33
1 + 1 1 in 91.98
0 + 1 1 in 38.32

South Carolina Powerball FAQs

How do you win South Carolina Powerball?

To win the Powerball jackpot, match all 5 white balls and also the Powerball number. You win $1 million when you match all of the 5 white balls but not the Powerball number.

By adding Power Play ® , for $1 more per play, you can multiply all non-jackpot prizes by 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X or 10X.

Refer to the chart above for detailed South Carolina Powerball payouts and prize amounts.

When is the South Carolina Powerball draw?

South Carolina Powerball drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET.

How late can you buy Powerball tickets in South Carolina?

Ticket sales for South Carolina Powerball stop at 9:59 p.m. ET on Wednesdays and Saturdays, approximately an hour before the draw.

How much tax do you pay on South Carolina lottery winnings?

By law, South Carolina lottery will withhold 24% of winnings for federal taxes and 7.0% for state income taxes.

Use our Powerball payout and tax calculator to find out how much taxes you need to pay if you win the Powerball jackpot – for both cash and annuity options.

Get the latest and past results, winning numbers, jackpot amounts, hot and cold numbers, payouts, odds, and more, for South Carolina Powerball. ]]>