General information about SC Palmetto Cash 5
This is the US based lottery game that was launched in February, 2005, or 15 years, 11 months and 8 days ago. South Carolina Palmetto Cash5 is currently available only in this state. This is a widely popular lottery, but it has still always been known as South Carolina Palmetto Cash5. The game-play format wasn’t changing since the game was launched. The lottery is operated by South Carolina Education Lottery. In case you want to know more about South Carolina Education Lottery, here is their official website: http://www.sceducationlottery.com. Palmetto Cash 5 SC results may be found there as well, by the way. As for their support service, South Carolina Education Lottery can be reached via the following contact details:
- Player Questions: 1-866-736-9819
- HQ: 1309 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Keep in mind that players must be 18 or over to play.
Check Palmetto Cash 5 SC results
Palmetto Cash 5 SC results are aired right after the drawings that take place in the headquarters of South Carolina Education Lottery in Columbia. At the moment, draws are held seven times a week. To be more precise, they are held on each day of the week, at 6:59 PM Eastern Time. The numbers are drawn using the Mechanical Lottery Ball Machine. In case you were curious, the first ever draw was held on February 14, 2005, or 15 years, 11 months and 8 days ago.
How it works: picking up Palmetto Cash 5 SC numbers
The currently applied format is as follows: 5 / 38. As you can see, players are to choose five main Palmetto Cash 5 SC numbers from the range between 1 and 38 Palmetto Cash 5 SC numbers. Also, according to SC Palmetto Cash 5 rules, one number is to be additionally picked up from the range of 1-4. As you might know, the bonus number is called Power-up.
SC Palmetto Cash 5 winning odds & prize categories
The lottery currently offers four prize categories. The amount of the top prize is fixed, which means that South Carolina Palmetto Cash5 is not the one to bring you a record-high jackpot. For now, it accounts for $100,000. Luckily, the fact that the jackpot is quite modest is compensated by indeed high winning odds! As shown by official estimates, the odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 501,942. In particular, you will have to correctly guess all the five Palmetto Cash 5 SC numbers. For more information, please look at the table below:
Odds of matching main numbers
Power-Up (x2) prize
Odds of winning with Power-Up (x2)
1 : 501,942
1 : 1,003,884
1 : 3,042
1 : 6,084
1 : 95
1 : 190
1 : 9.2
1 : 18.4
The overall winning chances, in turn, are 1 in 8,4.
SC Palmetto Cash 5 prices
The minimum cost of playing is $1. An important thing to mention is that players have an opportunity to increase their winning odds using the lottery’s multiplier feature, namely Power-Up (it has already been mentioned above). Per an additional $1 per play, this is a chance to multiply all prizes by 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10 times. No add-on games are provided, however.
Hot and cold Palmetto Cash 5 SC numbers
The lottery’s most often drawn numbers are 22, 12, 21, 32, and 02. The cold, or the least frequent numbers are 01, 07, 29, 35, and 38.
Payouts of SC Palmetto Cash 5 prizes
Keep in mind that South Carolina Palmetto Cash5 jackpot can only be paid out as a lump sum. All the winnings greater than $100,000 must be redeemed in person at the claim center in Columbia, while tickets up to and including this amount can be sent by mail. Prizes of other categories can be received there too. Besides, amounts of up to $500 are payable by lottery retailers. Unfortunately, South Carolina Palmetto Cash5 winnings are subject to taxation. In particular, taxes are withheld from lottery winnings over $500. One more thing to take into account is that all the prizes are to be claimed within one year from the day of the draw or otherwise the winning ticket expires, regardless of Palmetto Cash 5 SC results.