Draw game tickets being added to Lucke-Rewards

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We’ve got exciting news for everyone who enjoys playing draw games. Beginning Feb. 25, all winning and non-winning tickets for draw games are eligible for Lucke-Rewards points that can be used to enter drawings for more chances to win.

Since October, Lucke-Zone members have been able to enter non-winning instant scratch-off tickets for points. This new feature makes all tickets for Pick 3, Pick 4, Cash 5, Powerball and Mega Millions eligible too. You will see a 25 digit Lucke-Rewards entry code on your draw tickets.

One thing to keep in mind for Pick 3 and Pick 4 players: Tickets for those games cannot be entered for reward points until the day after they were purchased. This is because of the ability to “cancel” your ticket for each of those games.

Draw tickets will be worth between one and five times the ticket price in reward points. For example:

  • $1 draw tickets are worth between 1 and 5 reward points
  • $2 draw tickets are worth between 2 and 10 reward points
  • $5 draw tickets are worth between 5 and 25 reward points

You can see how many total reward points you’ve earned when you’re logged into your Lucke-Zone account. Then you get to choose which drawings you want to enter.

Best of luck scratching and matching!


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On 4/09/2013 10:28, Lucke-Zone said

@ RSMITH - What could be an issue is that the letter "O" is never used in the entry codes, always the number "0" ... if that doesn't help with your ticket entry, plesae call our technical customer service support at 1-800-201-0108

On 4/08/2013 09:19, RSmith said

My draw game tickets are not recognized, so I can't get any points for them. This is the second time it's happened to me. What could be the problem?

On 4/03/2013 04:25, Player said

thanks for the second chance

On 3/04/2013 12:11, Lucke-Zone said

@ PICKLE - If you call our player customer service line, they may be able to help clear up the experience you're having wiht your tickets: 877-962-7529

On 3/03/2013 12:24, pickle said

The sum it up entry code is a problem for me, the codes are not clear and if you get a few wrong, a warning?? It takes more than twice the time to enter compared to the scratch off.

On 3/02/2013 06:51, bronxhigh said

Loving it! Hoping to win big soon! I have been entering hundreds non winning tickets but it takes forever. I wish there was an easier way to do this; like a scanner system or bar code reader. I will be the NEXT BIG WINNER! LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!

On 3/01/2013 02:28, Lucke-Zone said

@ MOWALLJR - Glad you like the extra features :-) Thanks for all your comments and good luck!

On 2/28/2013 09:27, bonnie2 said

tHANK yOU fOR rESPONDING. i aM aBLE TO sUBMIT Some Of My Pick Its I Still Have some Problem with Some If Necessary I Wil Contact Tech Support.

On 2/28/2013 08:58, mowalljr said

Other than me trying to enter the draw tickets earlier than the lottery system wakes up, I have not had ANY issues entering either tickets. I just wait til after nine AM. Also I read under the blocks for the draw ticket entry that the letter 'O' is not used and the number 'zero' (0) is. So by reading the instructions it made it easier for me. Thanks NCEL for having the bonus and second chance entries!

On 2/28/2013 09:45, Lucke-Zone said

@ DEALNOW - That type of promotion isn't likely to happen, because ticket sales are what make it possible for the lottery to meet its obligations to pay out prizes and raise money for the state. We wish you the very best of luck scratching, matching, and entering drawings online :-)

On 2/28/2013 09:37, Lucke-Zone said

@EVERYONE @PLAYER(DAN) @BONNIE2 @BADDCATT326 @NAT @PLAYER(SSL) @JOHNSON - Thank you for your feedback about the entry system, and sorry to hear about any problems that you are having. One problem we may be able to solve for you is that the letter "O" is not used in any entry codes, just the number "0" ... so, if you go to re-enter your tickets, and that works, hopefully that will help some people. For everyone who is still having issues with ticket entry, please give our tech support line for assistance: 800-201-0108

On 2/28/2013 09:26, Lucke-Zone said

@ JMBSMOM61 - YES: for instant scratch-off tickets, only non-winning tickets can be entered for Lucke-Rewards points. For draw game tickets (Pick 3, Pick 4, Cash 5, Powerball, Mega Millions), both non-winning AND winning tickets can be entered for Lucke-Rewards points.

On 2/28/2013 07:52, Player said

This does not work !! I have tried numerous times to enter my usual non winning tickets and it will not allow me to do so ! HaHa what a rip off lottery

On 2/27/2013 11:19, bonnie2 said

I Have Had Trouble Entering The New Drawing Tickets Entry Code. A notice Appeared Indicating I Would Not Be Eligible To Enter Any more Numbers. I Have Been Supporting The Lottery From The Beginning, Spending Loads Of money Daily. I Do Not Think It's Fair To Ban Me From Entering My tickets Sure I Had Some Dificulty With Some Of The Nos. And Letters But I Started Over Again Can Something Be Done to Reopen My Page? Please Help. Thank you.

On 2/27/2013 10:38, baddcatt326 said

I liked the old ticket entry better,please change it back.Thanks

On 2/27/2013 06:47, nataliethomas said

so i've purchased a mega ticket for the 26th & it wasn't a winner! so i try to enter it into lucke-rewards by using the entry code on the ticket but all i get is an error msg! i've tried 3 times & it still will not accept the code that was printed out on the ticket to be used! and the point of this is? if it's not going to accept the code that the computer generates? annoying!!

On 2/27/2013 05:36, Steve said

it would be nice if it would actually accept my entrys. It took 2 entrys then, it stopped.

On 2/27/2013 05:25, dealnow said

When a scratch off game is "Ending" would NCEL consider offering "buy one, get one free"? I would go for it. It would help my points. thanks for any info....

On 2/27/2013 02:49, Jmbsmom61 said

On the scratch offs can only the losing tickets be entered? anybody know?

On 2/27/2013 08:37, Lucke-Zone said

@ EDWARDS - Hey, congrats! Glad to hear you like SUM IT UP. We know it's not for everybody, but we're glad that it's an option for players like you... as for your question about play slips, there isn't a way to add sum it up to your play slip, just ask the clerk at the store to add it to your ticket :-)

On 2/27/2013 08:34, Lucke-Zone said

@ DLORILIE - In order to receive multiple Cash 5 Bonus Bucks entry slips, you have to break up your purchase into separate $5 purchases. That's how the terminal knows to automatically generate a Bonus Bucks entry slip. Sorry we didn't understand your question the first time, but hope this info is helpful to you

On 2/27/2013 05:02, Edwards said

well i love the sum it up i won $20 today on the 18 pick 3 sum number not bd for 4 dollars spent.. also will the be new play slips pr well just have to be ask or ask thr retailer to sum it up.

On 2/26/2013 11:28, dlorilie said

Thanks for responding to my question from 02/26, but I was referring to the "Entry" slips you get when you purchase 5 Cash 5 numbers on the same ticket. If I multidraw that for 7 days, will I receive 7 "Entry" slips?

On 2/26/2013 09:52, chris28411 said

I agree with AMILES. The new ticket entry method is a pain. Make it 2 seperate pages.

On 2/26/2013 09:30, Lucke-Zone said

@ PLAYER (RLD) - If we understand your question right, you're asking if you need to keep the tickets you enter for reward points, in case you win a prize in a Lucke-Rewards drawing? The answer is no - once a ticket turns into points, you don't need the ticket anymore. The only reason you should keep the ticket itself is if its a draw ticket that won a prize on the "first try" - such as the nightly Cash 5 drawing. Good luck!

On 2/26/2013 09:27, Lucke-Zone said

@ AMILES - We will pass along your feedback about the entry system. Thanks for taking time to tell us what your experience is

On 2/26/2013 08:44, Player said

Do you have to present the ticket with the entry code if you win? Love this opportunity for a second chance. I think I've purchased enough Carolina Cash 5 tickets to have a grade school named after me! :-)

On 2/26/2013 06:45, Amiles said

Then new entry method is awful, why does it always go back to online ticket entry after you enter a scracth off?? Terribly annoying and inconvenient....can we please make these two different pages rather than tabs on the same page?

On 2/26/2013 05:34, Deep1 said

Lesh you noted the same thing I noticed about SUM IT UP. This is the worst promotion I've seen by a lottery. I know it originated with the Texas Lottery, but why on earth would anyone pay an extra dollar for a chance at 6 dollars and the odds still not there? I'm floored by this concept.

On 2/26/2013 04:01, Lucke-Zone said

@ LAN40 - Thank you for the suggestion about changing the 30 ticket per day limit. Right now there are no plans to change it, but we will forward your suggestion.

On 2/26/2013 03:24, lan40 said

I think when you are going to discontinue Scratch off games. You need to lift the ban on only being able to enter 30 tickets per game. What happens if someone buys a book of tickets. Which is 300 tickets. It would take him or her 10 days to enter all of those tickets. And what about your other tickets that may have more value to them? There should be a one week period prior to the game being done away with that you have enter as many tickets as you have at one time..This way you do not loose the value of entering the tickets for second chance drawings. Sounds like a good idea. what do you lottery people think?

On 2/26/2013 11:09, Lucke-Zone said

@ BABA + @ MOWALLJR - The "next day" for Pick 3 and Pick 4 tickets will be no later than 12 noon the next day, sometimes sooner. The computer system has to report overnight to make sure that Pick 3 and Pick 4 tickets haven't been cancelled in order to make sure they're eligible for reward points.

On 2/26/2013 10:50, Lucke-Zone said

@ DLORILIE - You don't need to split a 5-day multidraw ticket into five separate tickets in order to get your share of reward points. A $1 ticket is worth between 1 and 5 reward points, a $5 ticket is worth between 5 and 25 reward points. So either way will work for you! :-)

On 2/26/2013 10:49, Lucke-Zone said

@ LESH - We are glad to hear that you like being able to enter your Pick 3 tickets for reward points. We had to make the codes a combination of letters and numbers for the system to work; maybe as you get used to it, it will feel like it goes faster. Can you please give our player hotline a call to inform them about the retailer you said did not understand SUM+IT+UP and also the issue with entering your tickets? 877-962-7529

On 2/26/2013 10:47, Lucke-Zone said

@ LESH - Sorry to hear that you don't like SUM+IT+UP.. the reason the potential prizes vary by sum, is because some sums are more common than others. Typically in gaming, the better the odds are, the lower the potential prize will be; the larger the potential prize, the longer the odds will be. We do the best we can to offer a variety of game promotions; hopefully the Green Ball or another future promotion will be one that you like :-)

On 2/26/2013 10:44, Lucke-Zone said

@ RAFTERRAT + @ VIVAIN - At this time, there is still a 30 ticket per day limit... draw tickets and instant tickets both count toward that limit. There's also no difference between reward points earned on draw tickets and instant tickets, they all go into the same pool of points you have to use to enter drawings.

On 2/26/2013 10:42, Lucke-Zone said

@ HENRY - You don't need to change the way you play to get your share of reward points. The potential reward points for a draw ticket is always between 1 and 5 times the ticket price (up to a ticket with total wagers of $100). Your once-a-month $80 ticket will always be worth between 80 and 350 reward points. Good luck!

On 2/26/2013 10:38, Lucke-Zone said

@ DENVERG9 - More entries give you more chances to win, which put another way does give a person "better odds"; for example, 5 chances in 100,000 instead of 1 chance in 100,000 ... The bottom line is that luck could come to someone with only one entry in a drawing, or someone with 25 entries - that's how random luck works :-)

On 2/26/2013 10:29, Henry said

Do you have an adjusted point system for those of us that use the Multiple Draw option? I usually purchase my five Mega and Powerball tickets for eight drawings at the beginning of each month; $80.00 per ticket. Now that Draw Game tickets have been added to Lucke-Rewards, it now appear the Multiple Draw option is a bad option if you want to take full advantage of the point system. Instead of receiving one bonus code number for a $80.00 ticket, it now appear my best option would be to purchase eight separate tickets in order to receive maximum points.

On 2/26/2013 10:28, Lucke-Zone said

@ DEEP1 - What you're saying makes sense only if you're absolutely sure a particular number will be drawn, which isn't possible. To use your example: The sum "12" has a 1 in 14 chance of being the "winning sum" ... the number 345 has a 1 in 1000 chance of being the exact combination drawn, and a 1 in 333.3 chance of winning $80 if you choose the "any" play type. Because the 1 in 14 odds are so much better, the potential prize is less. The larger the potential prize, the longer the odds. If SUM IT UP doesn't appeal to you, we respect that - but the prizes and odds are fair for folks who do want to play that way.

On 2/26/2013 10:21, Lucke-Zone said

@ ESSDOT - Exactly. SUM+IT+UP is another way to play/win. If you add SUM+IT+UP to your ticket, and your sum matches the sum of the winning numbers, you win the sum it up prize regardless of whether or not your numbers matched the winning numbers according to your "regular" play type.

On 2/26/2013 10:19, Lucke-Zone said

@ PLAYER (JO69) - North Carolina law makes certain pieces of information public for every lottery win: Winner's name, hometown, game played, and amount won. Most states with lotteries have similar rules.

On 2/26/2013 10:17, RafterRat said

Are these tickets part of our allowed 30 entries a day?Are they separate? Is there a different place to use the points just for these games and not combined with scratch tickets.

On 2/26/2013 08:00, mowalljr said

I entered a cash five from last night and it was accepted and I received 10 points, but I am not allowed to enter yesterday's daytime for pick four. I get a red letter message saying I have to wait until the next day. IT IS THE NEXT DAY, and a draw in between was accepted!!

On 2/26/2013 07:55, BABA said

OKAY, what time of day does the "next day" begin? I tried to enter tickets from yesterday (Monday's day draw for pick four) and while it accepted one of my husbands, it does not accept mine and would not accept any others of his. The message about not being able to enter until the next day comes up.

On 2/26/2013 07:02, Player said

got 2 b n it 2 win it.

On 2/25/2013 11:38, Vivain said

Can I entery 30 non-winning scratch off and then enter 30 non-winning powerball tickets-because I play often? Or is it all together 30 only for all total non-winning ticket period?

On 2/25/2013 11:33, jackle said


On 2/25/2013 11:31, jackle said


On 2/25/2013 11:30, dlorilie said

When you purchase a Multi-draw ticket for 5 days, does the machine generate 5 "Entry" slips?

On 2/25/2013 11:06, baddcatt326 said

Can't wait to play.Thanks!

On 2/25/2013 09:35, Player said


On 2/25/2013 09:31, Player said

Thank you for the extra times to win

On 2/25/2013 08:38, Player said

Thanks for all information

On 2/25/2013 08:17, Lesh said

A side note please DROP sum it up 1) retailers are confused I had my store that I frequent daily asking me what to press I said hit no unless they tell you different because you will confuse people. If they want it they will tell you because he was confusing people all he would say is yes or no. The other customers in the store while I was their getting tickets had no clue what he was talking about. 2) It slows the process down I have about 3 or more slips normally they put them in one behind the other. However, now they have to hit no behind each one. 3) The prize increment are horrible why would I pay $1 extra to win $6 when I can buy another ticket and win from $40-$500 depending on how I play it. Please bring back the green ball because it was no extra cost to possibly when more money.

On 2/25/2013 08:15, Lesh said

I am so happy because I play pick 3 everyday both day and night...thanks for adding this to lucky zone. I don’t like the letters in the entry code because it will slow me down when entering them. Also, can you all fix once you enter one ticket you have to click in the ticket number box to enter another ticket. The old way once you entered in one ticket the cursor would automatically go to the first box so I can enter another ticket.

On 2/25/2013 08:13, Teresa3 said

Thanks NCEL....I will call them on tomorrow!! We had a $750,000 Jumbo Bucks winner in my county (Duplin)!!! Whoo whooo, I got the next big thing..remember this, you see it hear first!!

On 2/25/2013 06:18, Player said

I appreicate the opportunity for giving us another chance to win.

On 2/25/2013 06:01, turbo said

I like being able to enter wining tics into the 2nd chance drawing, which seems kinda weird. But I am still not convinced that it gives you better odds of winning. Sorry I regress. I see where you are coming from. It doesn't give you better odds of wining ,just more chances. Am I right?

On 2/25/2013 06:00, Deep1 said

LOL, I know my math and I can tell you Lucke-Zone, what you're saying makes little sense. Whomever came up with the Sum It Up, failed miserably. For example if you play the number 345, the sum will be 12. So I will have paid an extra $1 for 10 bucks, when I can just play 345 for $1 any order and get $80. But I will leave it alone .

On 2/25/2013 05:47, essdot said

If we play the 'Sum It Up' option, even if our Pick 3 or Pick 4 number doesn't come out, but the 'Sum It Up' number does, we still get the "Sum It Up' payment?

On 2/25/2013 05:44, Player said

If all winners are notified by email then why is it necessary to post their names? Is it required by law in NC?

On 2/25/2013 05:43, Lucke-Zone said

@ PLAYER (JO69) - Interesting suggestion, we'll forward it along!

On 2/25/2013 05:43, Lucke-Zone said

@ KATIEPIE123 - That's correct. Only draw game tickets issued today (Monday) and after have the entry code needed to enter for Lucke-Rewards points.

On 2/25/2013 05:42, Lucke-Zone said

@ PLAYER (D9293) - Please give our player hotline a ring during regular business hours, they'll help you out :-) 877-962-7529

On 2/25/2013 05:41, Player said

Perhaps a future feature would be the ability to enter tickets via text message. This would be much faster and simpler as we could enter losing tickets immediately after purchase and then discard.

On 2/25/2013 05:40, Lucke-Zone said

@ DENVER - The Lucke-Rewards feature doesn't affect your chances of winning or not winning on the tickets themselves... making more entriest into Lucke-Rewards drawings at no additional cost gives you more chances to win! Good luck!!

On 2/25/2013 05:33, Lucke-Zone said

@ DEEP1 - As you probably know, some sums are more likely than others, whereas each # combination is equally likely. In gaming - usually - if the potential prize is higher, that means the odds are longer.. if the potential prize is lower, it means the odds are better. It's up to each player, including you, which type of play is better for you. A better chance to win $10, or longer odds of winning $80.

On 2/25/2013 05:00, mreid said

I must be psyhic. I sent in a question to you on Sunday about the draw tickets and today you make this announcement. Thank you so much!

On 2/25/2013 04:55, Deep1 said

Lucke-Zone , I'm just calling it like I see it. Sum It Up makes no sense at all. Why would I pay an extra $1 for the chance at 10 bucks when I can take that dollar and play the number any order and receive 80 bucks?

On 2/25/2013 04:55, KATIEPIE123 said

SO i have draw games multi played until may. so i can't enter them since i purchased my 26 draws before today right?

On 2/25/2013 04:46, Player said

justjoin need more info on how to enter rewards code

On 2/25/2013 04:19, turbo said

thnx for answering mojrs question so quickly. LOL. This gives us more chances for more entries ,but does it increase our odds of wining or decrease it. I agree with your pat answer. It is all a matter of LUCK. That is why I always buy my tickets at my lucky store.

On 2/25/2013 04:15, Lucke-Zone said

@ GRAMMY - Please give our player hotline a call, they can talk you through it. 877-962-7529

On 2/25/2013 03:52, gorams15 said

This is something I hope to benefit from grately, I spend more on pick 3 and 4 games than anything else in the NC Lottery. I do alot of quick picks and my own numbers. I had no idea until I saw this printed out after the clerk game me my tickets. Thanks for the new chance at winning with non winning tickets.

On 2/25/2013 03:52, grammy said

so when do i check my codes

On 2/25/2013 03:48, Lucke-Zone said

@ PICKLE - The unique number that has always been on draw tickets is just a reference number. The Lucke Rewards webcode is specifically for entry in Lucke-Rewards. "Alpha-numeric" codes offer many more combinations than numbers alone.

On 2/25/2013 03:45, Lucke-Zone said

@ MARYGALENIS - To answer the second part of your question, it is possible to write off gaming losses on your taxes. You can talk to a tax expert about how you might go about doing that :-)

On 2/25/2013 03:44, Lucke-Zone said

@ MARYGALENIS - It's not a silly question :-) As far as the lottery is concerned, you don't need to keep your non-winning tickets once they've been entered for points (obviously you want to hold on to any WINNING draw tickets to claim your prize money!)

On 2/25/2013 03:42, marygalenis said

Maybe a silly question, but once you have entered your scratch off and your draw tickets do you have to hold on to the tickets? On another note...I had heard that for tax purposes when we do become "winners" that it is possible to write the tickets off. Is that true? Years ago when I lived in Florida I used to save them, but not anymore.

On 2/25/2013 03:33, Lucke-Zone said

@ DENVERG9 - The daily ticket entry limit is 30 tickets of any kind, instant or draw.

On 2/25/2013 03:32, pickle said

Why did you mix numerical and alphabet numbers to enter. There is a unique number on each ticket?

On 2/25/2013 03:18, mowalljr said

I too think it more profitable to play an additional ticket, but 50/50 would be my choice due to the higher pay should it hit exactly! On numbers I feel confident in I usually play one exact and one 50/50. Even if on a pick four play slip I play 4 exact and one 50/50 and it hits in any I still have $100.

On 2/25/2013 03:03, mowalljr said

Can't find a clarification on this,,, if one enters 25 scratch off tickets then we he can only enter 5 of the pick 3 or 4 or Cash five, etc. to complete the limit of 30? Or is the limit of 30 on the scratch off's separate from the 3, 4 , 5 mega. etc., games?

On 2/25/2013 02:59, turbo said

I think this is just awesome ! Thnx for clarifying the $5 limit & multi draw questions. I'll answer 1 quetion for you from another player. Just enter your "winning" draw tickets here before you cash them in.

On 2/25/2013 02:35, mowalljr said

Teresa3,, looks like you would only need to use separate play slips for your choices. I did that on the pick four using large numbers and on the one that had the low pay numbers I had a different slip. The tickets print separately any how so one could use one slip for each number.

On 2/25/2013 02:28, mowalljr said

What a surprise to see this on my tickets I bought today. I did not know this was beginning today, must have missed that announcement! Thanks, this is a nice addition to those games. No matter what others may think, I feel NCEL is running a proper and fair lottery and your marketing is right on target to keep the players happy whether they want to realize it or not,,, LOL! Luck to all!

On 2/25/2013 02:27, Lucke-Zone said

@ DEEP1 - If SUM+IT+UP isnt for you, we understand that not everyone's going to like it as an option. But the prizes are based on the odds/likelihood of various "sums" coming up. It's just another way to play.

On 2/25/2013 02:06, Deep1 said

Well the Lucke- Rewards got to be a better bargain and make more sense than Sum It Up!! Sum it up is ridiculous from my interpretation. In most cases you will get $10 bucks if the sum of your numbers come up. This makes no sense, because you will come out better just playing the number $1 any order and receiver $80. Also, if you sum up the 000 or 999 and receive and extra $500 for that dollar, then why not just put two bucks exact on those two numbers anyhow and get the $1000. Wow

On 2/25/2013 01:35, mowalljr said

What a surprise to see this on my tickets I bought today. I did not know this was beginning today, must have missed that announcement! Thanks, this is a nice addition to those games. No matter what others may think, I feel NCEL is running a proper and fair lottery and your marketing is right on target to keep the players happy whether they want to realize it or not,,, LOL! Luck to all!

On 2/25/2013 01:34, Lucke-Zone said

@ TERESA3 - Thank you for this question... Would you call our customer svc line so they can talk through this with you? 877-962-7529

On 2/25/2013 01:19, Teresa3 said

Thanks for adding the additional way to gain reward points. I know how sum it up works, but the retailers seem confused? If I play one play slip, do I have the option of summing up just certain tickets or do I have to sum up the entire play slip? I just played my pick 3 and 4 for the midday and I wanted to sum up one number on each play slip, but the retailer was telling me that I had to sum up the entire ticket? I play the same numbers and I don't need to sum up the same numbers; help!!! It would be nice if their was an option to check on the play slip, to sum it up...

On 2/25/2013 01:14, Lucke-Zone said

@ DNICE - If you discover you've won a prize on one or more of your draw game tickets, just remember to take a moment to enter them for reward points before you cash it in for your prize!!! :-)

On 2/25/2013 01:10, Lucke-Zone said

@ TGQUEEN61 - No, only draw tickets issued today (Feb. 25) and forward are eligible for Lucke-Rewards points. You will see on draw tickets from now on, there is a 25-digit code that you will enter here in the Lucke-Zone for your points.

On 2/25/2013 01:09, Lucke-Zone said

@ JTERRY - The announcement about the addition of draw games to Lucke-Rewards has no effect on the status of instant tickets... for instant tickets, its still only non-winning tickets that are eligible for Lucke-Rewards.

On 2/25/2013 01:07, Lucke-Zone said

@ ELREDDICK - Yes, .50 Pick 3 and Pick 4 tickets are eligible for Lucke-Rewards points.

On 2/25/2013 01:06, Lucke-Zone said

@ DENVERG9 - There isn't a $5 limit on draw tickets for them to be eligible for reward points, we just listed three examples. A $7 ticket for a draw game could be worth 7 to 35 reward points (1 to 5x the ticket price).

On 2/25/2013 01:05, Lucke-Zone said

@ DENVERG9 - No, your Pick 3 and Pick 4 tickets can be entered for Lucke Rewards points the next day, even if the ticket is good for multiple draws. Once the next day arrives, the ticket can't be cancelled anymore, which means its eligible for reward points :-)

On 2/25/2013 01:03, Lucke-Zone said

@THB & @PICKLE - We have heard this request/suggestion from many players, and is something that could happen in the future. There is not a timetable for self-scanners at this time but we hear you loud and clear!

On 2/25/2013 01:01, Lucke-Zone said

@ HARLEY - The Cash 5 Bonus Bucks entry slip is a completely separate thing from using your winning and non-winning Cash 5 tickets to enter them for Lucke-Rewards points.

On 2/25/2013 01:00, Lucke-Zone said

@ MIMI45 - It takes a lot of luck to win a lottery prize no matter where you live or play. Folks in Gastonia have the same chance to win as anybody else. Best of luck!

On 2/25/2013 12:59, Patzy said

Thanks, Great News, I don't win often or much but the extra chance to get into a draw makes it more exciting.

On 2/25/2013 12:46, harley69 said

Does it not work on the cash 5 entry slip that prints out when you buy 5 cash 5's for the second chance drawing ? Or does it start printing out a 25 digit number on your new ones you buy ?

On 2/25/2013 12:09, ITWUZNME said

Thank u so much 4 coming up with this idea bcause all i have been doing is throwing ALL my tickets away daily whenever i am not a winner. I been playing PIC 3 and Pic 4 since it started in NC and I am a CONSTANT PLAYER. I betcha i will hold on to them now from this day forward....I AM IN IT 2 WIN IT!

On 2/25/2013 11:59, THB said

Hi, when will North Carolina adopt the self ticket checker like South Carolina and Maryland? I like to check my own tickets. Is that feature coming soon? Thank you for the extra chances to win. Keep up the good work NCEL!

On 2/25/2013 11:27, Player said


On 2/25/2013 11:11, mimi45 said


On 2/25/2013 10:57, pickle said

Self scan would save time waiting for clerks and save them time as well

On 2/25/2013 09:11, turbo said

I guess you have to wait till after the 5th day to enter your # if you buy a 5 day draw ticket ?

On 2/25/2013 09:07, turbo said

Sounds good! Is A $5 dollar draw ticket the limit ? I usaully get get a 7 draw ticket so I am set for the week on pic 4 and cash 5. No big deal I can always stop by my lucky store more often.

On 2/25/2013 08:45, elreddick said

can a draw ticket for .50 be entered for pick 3 and 4 ?

On 2/25/2013 08:16, redvoodo2002 said

Thank you!

On 2/25/2013 07:47, 1rock2king said

Well,Well, Well!!! Lottery has come through on their promise to help us to win!! All them tickets I have in drawers now ain't no good, But at least now, I can enter them from now on. I hope it will bring me closer to a win!Thanks NCEL!

On 2/25/2013 05:32, MissV said

It keeps getting better and better!!I wish we could use the old non-winning tickets because I have a lot of those, but I guess not. That's ok, just by hearing this makes my day!!! I asked about entering the drawing tickets on the blog last year and lucke-zone said, you never know, maybe in the future and it's here. Thanks lucke-zone.

On 2/25/2013 05:11, kiyani said


On 2/24/2013 10:49, WALT said

maybe i can win something big now

On 2/24/2013 10:06, DNice said

Yeah thats is excellent to be able to enter winning and non winning tickets. It seems that it will be hard to enter winning tickets because when you discover you have won you are ready to cash that ticket in.

On 2/24/2013 09:28, donna williams said

this is great!!! maybe i can win now.

On 2/24/2013 09:15, irgendwo said

Best Thing I have heard Yet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

On 2/24/2013 08:37, brenda said

Im even more excited about the new things u r adding to the drawing. I hope my luck will prevail in luckzone

On 2/24/2013 07:56, jterry said

So winning and none winning tickets can get entered into the drawings? Draw and sratch-Offs?

On 2/24/2013 06:58, tgqueen61 said

We have saved all tickets from cash 5, mega millions, and powerball since October, will they ever be eligible for any drawings ??

On 2/24/2013 06:36, julia0202 said

Happy to hear that we are given another way to win. Machines that we can scan the tickets would be awesome

On 2/24/2013 03:30, kbo80 said

Yay God willing myself and others can win something this time.

On 2/24/2013 01:34, cruiser4sure said

I Luv Lucky Rewards and now even more chanes to win. Kudos to the NC Education Lottery

On 2/24/2013 12:04, swiftthethird said

i like having more chances to win! hopefully it will pan out for me.

On 2/24/2013 11:41, Lucke-Zone said

@ LUCIEGALINRH & EVERYONE - Keep in mind that non-winning AND winning tickets for draw games can be entered for reward points!! Glad that you like some of the new features

On 2/24/2013 11:38, Lucke-Zone said

@ PLAYER (E) - Thanks for the kind words

On 2/24/2013 11:37, Lucke-Zone said

@ SANDY - The entry code will start appearing on draw tickets starting on the 25th.

On 2/24/2013 11:32, luckymejwb said

Great NEWS !

On 2/24/2013 11:26, Player said

This great!!!!

On 2/24/2013 10:12, Player said


On 2/24/2013 10:07, Elabosha said

This is so wonderful! We asked and NCEL delivered! I appreciate all the new ways you are giving us to win. Keep up the good work! Next, a machine in the stores that we can scan our own tickets to see if we are winners~:)

On 2/24/2013 09:15, Sandy said

can u enter tickets from past draws? Or tickets purchased on or after the 25th? Thanks

On 2/24/2013 09:01, dealnow said

This is so exciting...just when things are looking grim, NCEL brings good news to brighten our day...thank you so much and good luck to everyone

On 2/24/2013 09:00, oakislemama said

Thanks for giving us the opportunity for extra chances to use those non-winning draw tickets! I appreciate all the creative efforts that go into keeping the games fresh and interesting for the players!!

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