A line of lucky Pick 4 winners started forming early Monday morning in front of the NCEL headquarters in Raleigh. The combination 2-2-2-2 was drawn in Saturday evening’s drawing, paying out nearly $7.5 million to Pick 4 players across the state.
A total of 933 $1 tickets matched the winning combination in the drawing, and each are worth $5,000. A $2,500 prize can be claimed by players who hold one of the 1,118 winning 50 cent tickets.
Ernest McNeill (left photo), a resident of St. Pauls, held three winning $1 tickets. As he stood in line, he filled out a claim form to collect his $15,000 prize.
“I’ve got some home repairs to make,” McNeill said. “I’m going to renovate the kitchen with this money. This is nice.”
Angela Moore (right photo), a resident of Chapel Hill and a student at Saint Augustine’s University, matched all four numbers on her 50 cent ticket and won $2,500.
“I’m not sure what I’ll do with the money yet,” Moore said. “But I know I will probably go shopping.”
Players who win $600 or more must claim prizes at one of the lottery's regional claim centers in Asheville, Charlotte, Greensboro, Greenville, Raleigh, or Wilmington. Prizes can be claimed Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Players must bring a photo ID and proof of their Social Security number to claim. There is more information about how to claim on our website.
We remind winners that they have 180 days to claim prizes. If you do come to a regional claim center on Monday or Tuesday of this week, it may take more time than usual to process the claim due to the large number of winners.