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Please remember each ticket is a bearer instrument. Sign the back of your ticket for your protection. You can collect a prize of up to and including $600 from any of the North Carolina Lottery retailers. North Carolina Lottery retailers can pay prizes on tickets presented up to a year after the draw.
One way that has a positive economic impact is through purchases made by prize winners. Last year players statewide won on average more than $4 million a day in prizes and 59 times players won prizes of $1 million or more. Those big winners tell us they plan to use their prize money to do things such as pay off their mortgage, make home improvements or buy a new home. They also share plans to make other purchases, save for the future and donate to causes they care about.
When you play the lottery, you aren’t just getting a chance to win big, you’re helping students and schools across the state. Over $708 million in money raised by the lottery supported education programs in all of North Carolina’s 100 counties last year. That’s the 2018-19 school year.
The purpose of Carolina Pick 3 is to generate revenue for the NCEL and ultimately, education programs in North Carolina through the operation of a specially-designed lottery game that will award prizes to ticket holders matching specified combinations of numbers randomly selected in twice daily drawings.
There are two daily drawings for Carolina Pick 3: one in the day and one in the evening. Drawings are held seven days a week at 3:00 p.m. and approximately 11:22 p.m. In accordance with NCEL prize payment policy, all online game prizes must be claimed within 180 calendar days of the drawing. A mailed online ticket must be received at NCEL Headquarters or any NCEL office within 180 calendar days of the drawing. Postmarks shall not constitute satisfaction of the 180 day requirement.
Winning numbers are available at the following sources:
• Draw videos and winning numbers must be verified and are posted at approximately 3:30 p.m.
• For Customer Services, call the NCEL toll free at 877-962-7529.
• Sign up to receive automatic winning number updates via e-mail in the players' club.
• Set up alerts using the players' club app, downloadable in the App Store or Google Play.
• Visit any lottery retailer in your area for the latest winning number updates or to scan your ticket to see if it's a winner.