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South Carolina lottery drawing comes up 7-7-7-7, record number of tickets win

South Carolina lottery drawing comes up 7-7-7-7, record number of tickets win
The South Carolina Education Lottery said a record 1,400 tickets earned top prizes when a Pick 4 drawing resulted in the winning numbers 7-7-7-7. File Photo by Robert Lessmann/Shutterstock

Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Lottery officials in South Carolina said a record 1,400 people won top prizes when a Pick 4 drawing resulted in the winning numbers 7-7-7-7.

The South Carolina Education Lottery said the Nov. 2 midday Pick 4 drawing marked the first time 7-7-7-7 has come up in the game, and 1,400 tickets were purchased with that number combination.

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Officials said the number of winners was six times the number from the previous day's drawing.

The lottery said the drawing resulted in a record $3.5 million in prize money being owned. The game bears a top prize of $2,500 or $5,000, depending on the amount players paid for their tickets.

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