RALEIGH – The N.C. Education Lottery is announcing the end of 16 instant scratch-off games. The games end effective Friday, Dec. 20, 2013.

The games, which end on Friday, Dec. 20, are Double Match, $4,000,000 Cash Blowout, Sunny Money, Money Mania, Blue Diamond Bingo, Fire 'n Dice, Triple Winning 7's, Cold Cashlines, Big Money, Ruby Red 7's, Bonus Crossword, 9's In A Line, Rockin' 5's, $5,000 Monopoly, Hit $500 and Scaredy Cash.

In accordance with NCEL policy, all instant game prizes must be claimed within ninety (90) days of the announced end-of-game date. Therefore, all prizes associated with the games listed above must be claimed on or before Mar. 20, 2014. Claims of $600 up to $99,999 must be made at one of the six regional claim centers before 5 p.m. that day while claims of $100,000 and above must be made at NCEL headquarters before 5 p.m. on that day as well. Claims that are mailed to the NCEL must be received within 90 days of the official end-of-game date. Postmarks will not satisfy the 90-day requirement.

For more information, players should visit the official NCEL website at www.nc-educationlottery.org, email the NCEL at playerinfo@lotterync.net, or call Customer Services at (877) 962-7529.