Jul 11, 2012, 10:45 am
By Todd Northrop
For the first time ever, the South Carolina Lottery has drawn a 'quad' combination in its Pick 4 Evening drawing.
A quad is a combination where all four digits are the same. Sunday night the lottery drew 2-2-2-2, marking the first time such a combination was drawn in the evening draw.
Quads have been drawn three times previously in the Lottery's midday draw, but never in the evening.
Lucky winners of Sunday's evening Pick 4 drawing could become anywhere from $2,500 to $5,000 richer depending on the price they paid for the ticket.
According to SCEL, the lottery's claims center in Columbia was packed Sunday and winners were continuing to file on Tuesday.
Why play all 2s? One of the winners in line said she dreamed the numbers, while another winner picked them because a friend told her to do so, said SCEL spokesperson, Holli Armstrong.
Loyalty paid off for one woman, who waited three years to see 2s drawn. A man in the crowd admitted he played the combination for the first time on Sunday, stated Armstrong.
The quadruple combination put the lottery in the red for the July 8 drawing with a prize of $1.6 million. A feeling that has Pick 4 winners smiling since the nine and a half year drought of 2's has ended.
The state's first Pick 4 drawing was held on Jan. 27, 2003.
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