Last Updated on June 24, 2019 9:40 am
The numbers 0-0-0-0 in Saturday afternoon’s Carolina Pick 4 drawing added up to a $7.8 million win for lottery players, the most ever won in a single drawing in the game, according to the North Carolina Education Lottery.
2,014 winning tickets matched all four numbers. The game’s top prize of $5,000 will go to players who hold one of the 1,002 winning $1 tickets purchased for the drawing. A $2,500 prize will go to players who hold one of the 1,012 winning 50 cent tickets.
The winning numbers, 0-0-0-0, are known as “Quads” among players of the Pick 4 game, according to NCEL. Quads are some of the most popular
The prizes can be claimed at one of the six lottery’s regional offices. The offices open at 9 a.m. Monday through Friday and close at 5 p.m.
Lottery officials remind winners that they have 180 days to claim their prizes. Due to the large number of winners, players should expect extended waiting times to complete their claims if they choose to visit a regional office on Monday and Tuesday. 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 $7.8 million in prizes set a new record of prizes won in a single Pick 4 drawing. The previous record Pick 4 win occurred on Aug. 11, 2012 when the numbers 1-1-1-1 paid out $7.5 million in prizes.
For more information on how to make a claim, go to the N.C. Education Lottery website at https://www.nclottery.com/ClaimPrizes or call Customer 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:
• 2728 Capital Blvd., Raleigh, N.C. 27604
• 16-G Regent Park Blvd., Asheville, N.C., 28806
• 5029-A West W.T. Harris Blvd., Charlotte, N.C. 28269
• 20A Oak Branch Drive, Greensboro, N.C. 27407
• 2790 Dickinson Ave., Suite A, Greenville, N.C. 27834
• 123 North Cardinal Extension Drive, Suite 140, Wilmington, N.C. 28405.