RALEIGH – The popular $5 scratch-off game Carolina Black returns to stores on Tuesday with six top prizes of $100,000.
The game features more than 100,000 prizes from $50 to $500 and more than $17.2 million in cash prizes are available to be claimed. The overall odds of winning are 1 in 3.96.
To win a prize, players must match one of 15 numbers to one in a set of four winning numbers. Players who reveal a COIN symbol will win the prize shown instantly. Revealing a BILL symbol wins double the prize shown. Those who scratch off a MONEYBAG symbol win $50 instantly.
Two more new scratch-off games also go on sale Tuesday.
24 Karat Gold is a $2 game that starts with more than $6.2 million in total prizes. Players win the corresponding prize when they reveal a GOLD symbol. Revealing a BILL symbol wins $24 instantly. There are eight $24,000 top prizes in the game, which starts with overall odds of winning of 1 in 4.74.
Amazing 8’s is a $1 game featuring 20 top prizes of $1,888 and more than $1.4 million in total prizes of $10 or greater. To win a prize, players must reveal an EIGHT symbol on the play area. Players who scratch off a STAR symbol win all six prizes automatically. The overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 4.87.
For more information about these new games, visit the NCEL’s website at www.nc-educationlottery.org.
Along with draw games, sales of instant tickets make it possible for the N.C. Education Lottery to raise money to benefit specific education programs in all 100 state counties. By law, lottery funds pay for teachers’ salaries in grades K-3, school construction, prekindergarten programs for at-risk four-year-olds, and need-based college scholarships and financial aid.
To date, the lottery has raised more than $2.35 billion for these initiatives statewide.