COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCBD) – Taxpayers across South Carolina could soon get a check from the state.
The $50.00 tax rebate comes from money the state earned from the Mega Millions jackpot win last year in the upstate.
Some lawmakers, including one from the Lowcountry, say that money should have been used another way.
“It’s not giving a tax rebate, it’s taking our lottery windfall and instead of using it for ensuring our pension—teachers are a part of that pension—money for school buses, we never have money for things like that,” said Charleston Senator Sandy Senn.
Right now, the $50 dollar check is included in the proposed budget that would go into effect July 1st.
The state will have to pay more than $700,000 just to mail the checks out.