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South Carolina’s Education Lottery was established in 2001. Since its establishment, proceeds from ticket sales, interest and unclaimed prizes have generated on average more than $300 million annually. These funds are used to support the state’s scholarship programs (LIFE, HOPE and Palmetto Fellows) as well as many other educational-related programs. Below is a 10 year summary on the Education Lottery Appropriations as prepared by the Executive Budget Office.  

Education Lottery Appropriations (updated 7/31/23)