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S.C. lottery's 2-2-2-2 drawing leads to record Pick 4 payout

By Ben Hooper
The South Carolina Education Lottery said there were nearly 1,400 top prize winners when a Pick 4 drawing came up as 2-2-2-2. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
The South Carolina Education Lottery said there were nearly 1,400 top prize winners when a Pick 4 drawing came up as 2-2-2-2. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

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Sept. 30 (UPI) -- The South Carolina Education Lottery said a new record for the Pick 4 drawing was set when a popular number combination came up: 2-2-2-2.

Lottery officials said the quadruple 2s came up in Saturday's drawing leading to more than $2.4 million in prizes being awarded for the game, which gives out top jackpots of $2,500 to $5,000 depending on the wager placed when the player bought their ticket.

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Nearly 1,400 people picked the winning combination.

"This morning, a long line of winners were waiting for the door to open outside the Lottery's Claims Center in Columbia," the lottery said Monday. "Players are continuing to file in with Pick 4 tickets worth anywhere from $2,500 to $5,000 depending on the price paid for the ticket."

The lottery said the largest payout went to a woman who bought 16 tickets for the drawing, earning a total $80,000.

Officials said the previous record of 652 winners in a single Pick 4 drawing was set July 8, 2012.

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