The N.C. Education Lottery is announcing the end of 14 instant scratch-off games. The games, listed below, end effective Friday, March 1, 2013.

The games are Silver 7's, Double Platinum 5's, The Money Game, Red Hot Millions, Royal Riches, Wicked 1's, Extreme Green, Triple Payout, Bass Pro Shops $25,000 Cash Adventure, $5,000 Taxes Paid, $30,000 Taxes Paid, Match & Win, Carolina Black and Merry Money.

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 May 30, 2013. 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, email the NCEL at, or call the Player Hotline at (877) 962-7529.