The numbers 3-3-3-3 made for a lucky Thanksgiving holiday for our Pick 4 players when they came up as the winning numbers in the evening Pick 4 drawing on Wednesday.
So congratulations to those who picked those numbers. Winners will collect a total of $6.6 million. The game’s top prize of $5,000 will go to 848 players across the state who had a $1 ticket and a $2,500 prize will go to 945 players who had a 50 cent ticket.
The prizes can be claimed at one of the lottery’s regional offices, but those offices are closed today and Friday due to the state’s observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
Winners 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, especially at the Raleigh or Greenville offices. Players must bring a Photo ID and proof of their Social Security number to complete their claims. Prizes can also be claimed by mail.
The big win for Pick 4 players comes just three months after the drawing of the numbers 1-1-1-1 paid out $7.5 million in prizes on Aug. 11. So far that is the largest amount ever won in a single drawing in the Pick 4 game.
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.