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.
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.