Help is on the way for the NBA while it worries about declining TV ratings, too much talent tilted to the Western Conference and the possibility of the Toronto Raptors in the NBA Finals.Just in time, an infusion of Palmetto State talent might alter the league’s power structure.And sell a lot of jerseys.“With the first pick in the 2019 NBA draft, the New York Knicks select Zion Williamson of Duke University …”And Spartanburg Day School.(Pause for gushing, NBA commissioner photo op, extended interview with Zion).“With the second pick in the 2019 NBA draft, the Chicago Bulls select Ja Morant of Murray State University …”A Dalzell native who played at Crestwood High School in Sumter.That’s right, South Carolinians might go 1-2 on June 20.And not just any top picks, South Carolinians with style (or is that redundant?).Williamson, an ESPN SportsCenter staple, is the 6-7, 285-pound Duke freshman who looks like a mammoth NFL defensive end … [Read more...] about Sapakoff: Zion Williamson, Ja Morant and NBA draft that will be South Carolina’s best
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The $1.6 billion winning Mega Millions ticket was sold in South Carolina, lottery officials said.“This is truly a historic occasion. We’re so happy for the winner, and we know the South Carolina Education Lottery can’t wait to meet the lucky ticket holder,” said Gordon Medenica, Lead Director of the Mega Millions Group and Director of Maryland Lottery and Gaming.The key words there are Education Lottery.South Carolina is one of the states that pledges a portion of lottery proceeds to fund education, both K-12 and higher ed. The money goes towards scholarships, as well as district funding and money for libraries. Appropriations are decided each year by the State Legislature.In the last fiscal year, the lottery generated a record $435 million for education in South Carolina, up for about $400 million the year before. The lottery has also resulted in $123.7 million withheld from income tax of lottery winners and an additional $2.3 million collected in settlement of … [Read more...] about Mega Millions results: How much does lottery contribute to education in South Carolina?
Updated 5:49 am CDT, Tuesday, July 17, 2018 COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina lottery generated a record $435 million for education for the fiscal year that ended June 30. The South Carolina Education Lottery said in a statement Monday that the increase of $30 million for education purposes comes from the continued popularity of instant "scratch-off" games. The lottery reported that draw games like Pick 3, Pick 4 and Cash 5 and the big jackpots of Powerball and Mega Millions also contributed to the increase from the previous record of $405 million. Most of the money raised by the lottery goes for merit-based, college scholarships. Some of the money also goes for K-12 education and to buy school buses and pay for other education programs. … [Read more...] about South Carolina Lottery earns $435 million for education
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index U.S. Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByJacey Fortin May 31, 2018 Thousands of lottery players in South Carolina thought Christmas was their lucky day. Starting at 5:51 p.m. last Dec. 25, gas stations and convenience stores across the state dispensed a steady stream of what appeared to be winning tickets. Some customers caught on to the anomaly and bought as many as they could. Nicole Coggins, 36, of Liberty, S.C., was one of them. “We figured we’d buy a reliable vehicle and take the kids to Disneyland,” she said, adding that she and a few other family members kept playing the game until they amassed what they thought were thousands of dollars in winnings. But Ms. Coggins was not able to cash in. The state suspended the game after two hours, at 7:53 p.m., and in a statement two days later, the South Carolina Education Lottery said its … [Read more...] about Lottery Wins on Christmas Were a Glitch, So South Carolina Won’t Pay
South Carolina's board overseeing the state's network of colleges and universities has approved its first-ever Student Bill of Rights in hopes of making higher education more affordable and keeping the state's institutions in the black.Commission on Higher Education Chairman Tim Hofferth said it released the new document to start a broader discussion about what's at stake.The commission notes families in South Carolina spend a higher percentage of their income on tuition than families in any other state, and its schools are the most expensive in the Southeast (and fifth most costly in the nation). South Carolina students have racked up a large amount of debt, as tuition rose more than 266 percent during the past 30 years, even adjusted for inflation.Gov. Henry McMaster praised the commission's new bill of rights, which was drafted after conversations with lawmakers, university leaders as well as parents and students at recent town hall meetings across the state."We must do what we … [Read more...] about South Carolina board approves new ‘bill of rights’ for college students, but will it help?