South Carolina is going to be the first state in the nation to start issuing lottery tickets.
The South Carolina Board of Regents announced Friday that it has sold lottery tickets worth $4.1 million for the 2018-19 season.
Lottery tickets will be available for sale on the first Wednesday of January in a lottery office at the Board of Trustees office in Columbia.
The lottery offices are open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.
In addition to the lottery, the Board is also offering a special lottery prize of $1 million, as well as the state’s highest jackpot, up to $250,000 for the first-time winner of the South Carolina State Lottery, which began in 1869.
The state lottery is a joint venture between the South Carolinas Department of Business and Economic Development and the state Board of Revenue.
Lotteries in the Carolinas are managed by state and local governments, but the state lottery offices do not receive any state funding.