South Carolina Amendment 1 (2000)
South Carolina Amendment 1, also known as Amend the constitution to permit a state lottery; direct revenue generated by lottery to Education Lottery Account, was on the November 7, 2000 election ballot in South Carolina. It passed, with 54% of voters in favor.
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
Legislative Constitutional Amendment
Under the current law, the Constitution bans all lotteries. A "Yes" vote would abolish the ban in the Constitution. Only the State of South Carolina would be authorized to conduct lotteries in the future and only for educational purposes. This Amendment would leave it up to the Legislature to determine the method of conducting State-run lotteries. After state lottery proceeds are used to pay operating expenses and prizes, the Legislature will provide for the educational purposes for which these State-run lottery proceeds must be used.