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The South Carolina Education Lottery (SCEL) – Proud Partner of Thomas Media Group, LLC

Play Responsibly

The South Carolina Education Lottery (SCEL) seeks to increase public awareness of problem gambling.

Responsible play is a very important concept to SCEL. The General Assembly appropriates lottery funds to provide the resources necessary to get help for or prevent future gambling problems. On this site you will find information on playing responsibly and recognizing the signs of problem gambling, including a quiz to determine if you have a gambling problem.

If you think someone in your home has a problem, take the quiz to determine if you are living with a problem gambler and read tips for family and friends. If you determine you need assistance, on this website you will find treatment information, treatment locations, meeting schedules for Gambler’s Anonymous and Gam-Anon, and an avenue to contact a counselor on our contact page. Answers to common problem gambling concerns are addressed in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) portion of the website,

Please remember, help is available for problem gamblers and their families.  Treatment is confidential, but more importantly, it is effective.

Take the first step, call the SC Gambling Helpline toll-free at 1-877-452-5155. For more information about Gam-Anon, visit For more information about Gamblers Anonymous, visit

Beneficiary Messages

The impact of an education is beyond words. The videos in this section show the impact of the South Carolina Education Lottery on the lives of three different people – a grandmother as she watches her granddaughter’s progression through school; a LIFE scholarship recipient at the University of South Carolina, along with her professor as they chronicle their travels to a dig site in Utah; and a Clemson graduate who works as a scientist who researches the disease he’s survived. Learn more about the impact of an education at