Players of the Carolina Pick 4 game won $7.5 million in prizes Saturday night when their lucky numbers, 1-1-1-1, came up in the evening drawing. The total amount of prizes paid out for the Saturday night drawing was the largest amount ever won in a single drawing in the Pick 4 game.
The drawing produced 1,995 winning tickets that matched all four numbers. The odds of matching all four numbers in the Pick 4 drawing are 1 in 10,000. Prize amounts ranged from $2,500 for players who bought a 50 cent ticket to $5,000 for players who bought a $1 ticket. The winning numbers, 1-1-1-1, are known as “Quads.” Quads are some of the most popular combination of numbers played in the Pick 4 game. Saturday’s drawing was the fifth time that a combination of Quads has been drawn.
Players have 180 days to claim their prizes. Due to the large number of winners, players could face extended times to complete their claims if they choose to visit a regional office on Monday or Tuesday. Prizes of $600 or more must be claimed at one of the regional offices of the N.C. Education Lottery. Players must bring a Photo ID and proof of their Social Security number to complete their claims. Prizes can also be claimed by mail.
For more information on how to make a claim, go to the N.C. Education Lottery website at http://www.nc-educationlottery.org/info_how-to-claim.aspx or call Player Services at (877) 962-7529. A claims form can be downloaded from the website. The locations and addresses of the NCEL’s regional offices are:
• 2100 Yonkers Rd., Raleigh, N.C. 27604
• 16-G Regent Park Blvd., Asheville, N.C., 28806
• 5029-A West W.T. Harris Blvd., Charlotte, N.C. 28269
• Stonesthrow Crossing Shopping Center, 3711 Farmington Drive, Greensboro, N.C. 27407
• 2790 Dickinson Ave., Suite A, Greenville, N.C. 27834
• Market Station, 5215 Market St., Suite 107, Wilmington, N.C. 28403.
Drawings in the Carolina Pick 4 game are held twice a day, at 3 p.m. in afternoon and at 11:22 p.m. in the evenings. Players can either pick their own numbers or select a Quick Pick by allowing the lottery terminal to generate a set of four numbers for them.