If you love to play Pick 3, there’s a good chance you have at least one set of numbers that is your favorite. For Darrell Smith of Charlotte, we would guess that the combination 2-2-2 is his. Last Thursday night, those were the winning numbers. And Smith won big.
The day after the drawing, Smith came to the lottery’s Charlotte claim center to cash in 42 winning tickets. Each ticket won $500 for a total of – get this – $21,000 in prize money. But there’s more to his story. He told our staff that he had already cashed in 20 other $500-winning tickets at area retailers.
If you’re adding this all up, that means Smith won $31,000. Players across the state won a total of $1.9 million in the Aug. 22 drawing.
In any afternoon or evening Pick 3 drawing, any of the 1,000 possible number combinations has exactly the same chance of being the winning numbers. The top prize in the game for a $1 wager is $500 for an exact match.
Congratulations, Darrell! And good luck to all our Pick 3 players in the next drawing.
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