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Pick 4 players win big with popular “Ten-Ten” numbers

March 26, 2014 Posted by NC Lottery at 8:00 PM

Popular combinations of numbers can result in lots of winners across the state when they are drawn and that happened Tuesday afternoon in the Carolina Pick 4 drawing.

The “Ten-Ten” combination, 1-0-1-0, was drawn, paying out nearly $4 million to Pick 4 players across the state. It was the fourth largest prize amount paid to winners since the game launched in 2009.

The drawing produced 2,863 winning tickets. The game’s top prize of $5,000 will go to those players who hold one of the 262 $1 tickets with the numbers 1-0-1-0 in the “Exact” play style. A $2,500 prize will go to players who hold one of the 117 winning 50 cent tickets with the numbers 1-0-1-0 in the “Exact” play style. The odds of matching all four numbers in the exact order in a Pick 4 drawing are 1 in 10,000.

The numbers 1-0-1-0 are one of the most popular combinations of numbers played in the Pick 4 game. The record Pick 4 win occurred on Aug. 11, 2012 when the numbers 1-1-1-1 paid out $7.5 million in prizes.

Antonio Davis of Henderson won $2,900 on his 50/50 ticket. Davis said he usually plays scratch-off games, but played Pick 4 because he wanted to try something different.

"I'm glad I did," Davis said. "I'm going to save this money. This feels good."

Winners who won $600 or more must claim their prizes at any of the lottery’s six claims centers across the state. The offices open at 9 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. and are located in Asheville, Charlotte, Greensboro, Greenville, Raleigh or Wilmington.
Players must bring a Photo ID and proof of their Social Security number to complete their claims. Prizes can also be claimed by mail. There is more information about how to claim on our website.

Winners who won $599 or less in the drawing can claim their prizes at any retail location where lottery tickets are sold.

We remind winners that they have 180 days to claim prizes. If you do come to a regional claim center on Wednesday, it may take more time than usual to process the claim due to the large number of winners.


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4/04/2014 01:21 - connie b.

I sure hope this second chance drawing on the cash 5 hits closer to home I know its random but dang I haven't seen one on the winners list around our part of the town sure would be nice I could use some extra cash with being laid off ...

4/01/2014 10:02 - John O.

I only checked the $5.00 scratch-offs, but I've noticed that the odds keep going up with every new ticket. Got to go back quite a ways to find a game with odds better than 4.00 to 1.NC Lottery
In response to players, the lottery has added more prizes that are above the break-even level to many games. This has affected the overall odds, but means that - when you win - the win is more likely to be something better :-)

3/30/2014 10:39 - Charles F.

Everytime I log in I see this message, "The explicit use of more than one account may lead to disqualification from winnings and forfeiture of points in the Lucke-Zone's Lucke-Rewards™ program. For further information refer to the Lucke-Zone Terms and Conditions." Does everyone see this? I have sent several emails to customer service but gotten no response.NC Lottery
That message displays to everyone, not just you. But please feel free to call technical customer service to verify that the other account was never activated: 855-767-1863

3/29/2014 10:31 - michael e.

Good luck too all who enter these drawings and I mean that!!!!

3/28/2014 03:46 - Diane M.

Just moved to NC from NY. Wish NC had a regular lottery like NY and also pick 10. Loved those games. won 6,000 on pick 10 once. Oh well, I will just have to play what NC has and hope I am lucky some day. Happy for all the winners!!

3/28/2014 12:44 - George H.

Great to hear a lot of people are winning, but what about me?

3/28/2014 12:02 - Shaniqua S.

So with the Cash 5 Bonus bucks drawing i believe one of the prizes haven't been claimed what will you do with that money??? it should roll-over to the next bonus bucks drawing and you should have two chances to win 50,000. just a suggestion.NC Lottery
Thanks for the suggestion. NCEL policy for unclaimed prizes is 50% benefits education and 50% goes back into the prize pool :-)

3/28/2014 08:35 - Sarah S.

How does the lucke reward numbers work that be at the bottom of each ticket??NC Lottery
Great question. Just click on the "Lucke-Rewards" tab at the top of the Lucke-Zone and enter the code to receive reward points. If you have more questions, call technical customer service at 855-767-1863

3/27/2014 11:21 - WILLIAM G.

Im pissed been playing that 1010 since 2010 and didnt play it that day

3/27/2014 08:33 - Jacqueline C.

Congradulation to all winners. I am still waiting for my call from NCEL. Patrice is a virtue.

3/27/2014 04:18 - Dorothy D.

Are the new scratch off out yet for AprilNC Lottery
New scratch-off games start on the First Tuesday of every month. For April, that happens to be April 1. No fooling!

3/27/2014 03:01 - Vera M.

I would like to see a counter on the ticket entry screen.

3/27/2014 10:51 - Herman S.

Where there is a 1010, quad 1111's or 0000's are next to follow. Made a few hundred on the 1010 with a 50 cents box. Hoping to get the 1010 straight and box the next time around. Congrats to all the 1010 players and welcome to the 1010 Club.Let em ride again.

3/27/2014 08:10 - Gary C.

You need to keep playing because you can not win it if you are not in it !!!

3/27/2014 01:12 - connie b.

well I been playing for years it would be so nice to hit a big one so I can finally buy a house dang getting almost to old to work and still cant afford the American dream of owning my own home I just wish for one big win to buy a home and a new car like most ppl that play hoping to hit it big one day to actually change there lives for the better the economy is so bad now ppl are trying there luck on the lottery just to get ahead a little ...

3/26/2014 11:54 - Kellie G.

I know this is completely off the subject but I can't wait for the first Tuesday of April! I want to see the new ticket with the chance to go to Vegas! Instant win or second chance trip would be fine with me :)NC Lottery
It's OK to be completely off the subject! We're excited about the new game too... good luck!!

3/26/2014 09:26 - Rechelle R.

I played on 3/6 and did not play again. Man I missed that. WOW. Congrats to all that hit.

3/26/2014 06:14 - Betty K.

Well NCEL,On the luck-zone I have not got a email or a phone call yet.So I'm checking the mail for my certified letter.I'm hoping and praying.

3/26/2014 03:37 - Reneta M.

Their goes a quad win, gave away more on this number than some of the quads that fell in the pass.NC Lottery
For whatever reason, 1010 is a really popular Pick 4 number :)

3/26/2014 01:01 - Joshua K.

Lets just say, I hit that sucka 4 times :) 1010, my fav number!!!

3/26/2014 10:34 - john j.

i am still waiting on my sweetheart cash winnings !!

3/26/2014 10:27 - chris c.

Mega millions it again last night[NY], so much for that billion dollar jackpot, bet they end up changing it again!

3/26/2014 08:50 - Sarah A.

wow i was playing that number and stop dog!

3/26/2014 07:00 - chris c.

wow, 4million won on pick4, congrats to all the winners, there goes the scratch-off tickets, the ncel has to get that money back some how!

3/25/2014 08:37 - Stephanie E.

I don't believe these people are actually winning because I have been entering your contest for over 6 months and have not won a thing.NC Lottery
There are hundreds of thousands of Lucke-Zone members making many entries into the drawings. It takes luck to win in a random drawing. We can assure you, we're awarding the prizes! Good luck to you

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