Three methods for finding South Carolina regulations are:
The examples below illustrate situations in which these methods can be helpful.
Since you know the citation, you can enter 44-70 into the search box of Westlaw, Lexis, or the SC Legislature website to retrieve the regulation.
In order to check that a citation is correct according to the Bluebook, you'll need to look it up in print.
You can locate a regulation by citation in the print South Carolina Code of Regulations by first finding the volume that contains the correct range of chapter and section numbers. The range is printed on the spine.
To confirm that you've cited the regulation correctly, you would choose the print volume featured at left, since the range listed on the spine (R 44-10 to R 61-17) includes R 44-70.
You would then use the guide numbers at the top (at the top left is R 44-50.20, and at the top right is R 44-80) to help you turn to the page containing the correct chapter and section, R 44-70. See Citing SC Regulations for more details in the cite-checking process.
If you know the name of the relevant agency, it can be helpful to
On the South Carolina Legislature website, you can start at the SC Code of Regulations' Table of Contents by clicking on Code of Regulations.
Then find the name of the agency as a chapter name by doing a ctrl+f or cmd+f search for Lottery Commission.
Open Chapter 44 as Word or PDF version, then search using ctrl+f or cmd+f for Claiming Prizes.
You should always check to see if surrounding sections may contain definitions, exceptions, or other important context that could affect the meaning of a particular section of the SC Code of Regulations.
The Table of Contents lets you "zoom out" to see a regulation in context.
The Previous and Next buttons let you move section by section, forward or backward through the regulations, like turning pages of a book, to see a regulation in context.
If you already know that R. 44-70 describes "Claiming Prizes" you can find other, related sections in print by turning to the beginning of the chapter (Chapter 44) and browsing the listing of sections.
You might think that if there's a time limit for claiming lottery prizes, that the time limit would be found in R. 44-70 "Claiming Prizes." Actually the time to claim a prize is in the "Definitions" section under "Unclaimed Prize" (180 days).
Once you have found a South Carolina regulation in Westlaw, such as R. 44-70 on "Claiming Prizes," you may think this is all you need to know about claiming prizes from the South Carolina Education Lottery.
However, R. 44-70 does not answer the question of whether someone must appear in person to claim a lottery prize. If your search results didn't lead you to it, how would you discover that R. 44-80 discusses "Assigning the Right to Claim a Prize?" We can suggest two ways:
On Lexis, the Table of Contents menu is to the left, and the "Previous" and "Next" links are at the top left and top right.
Using keyword search on Westlaw or Lexis to find regulations by subject is similar to keyword searching for statutes. If you need a review, look back at Finding South Carolina Statutes on Westlaw and Lexis.
Another option when searching by subject in Westlaw is to use the index. There is not a separate index for SC regulations. All SC statutes and regulations are grouped by topic in one index. Remember that you want to find and read all related statutes and regulations on your subject, because you want to find all relevant rules.
To use the South Carolina Statutes Index for both statutes and regulations:
When you click on Code of Regulations on scstatehouse.gov, you don't immediately see a search box.
Click on "Search the Full Text of the Code of State Regulations" to get a search box.
Every document in your search results will automatically include arrows around your original search terms where each appears in the text. Click these arrows to navigate to each occurrence of these search terms in your results.