RALEIGH – The N.C. Education Lottery is announcing the end of 16 instant scratch-off games. The games end effective Thursday, May 30, 2013.

The games in question are $200,000 a Year for Life,Loteria, Super Slots, Citrus Twist, Aces High, Super Lucky 7's, Amazing 8's, Cash to Go!, Money! Money! Money!, Red Hot Crossword, 24 Karat Gold, 7-11-21, Lucky Gems, Bah Humbucks, Greetings of Gold and Holiday Millions.

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 Aug. 28, 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 www.nc-educationlottery.org, email the NCEL at playerinfo@lotterync.net, or call the Player Hotline at (877) 962-7529.