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Pick 4 players win $10.3 million with 0-0-0-0 numbers in Saturday drawing

November 14, 2021 Posted by NC Lottery at 2:25 PM
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The numbers 0-0-0-0 in Saturday afternoon’s Carolina Pick 4 drawing added up to a $10.3 million win for lottery players, the most ever won in a single drawing in the game.

The drawing produced 3,326 winning tickets. The game’s top prize of $5,000 will go to players who hold one of the 1,481 winning $1 tickets purchased for the drawing. A $2,500 prize will go to players who hold one of the 1,147 winning 50 cent tickets.

The winning numbers, 0-0-0-0, are known as “Quads” among Pick 4 players. Quads are some of the most popular combination of numbers played. The odds of matching all four numbers in a Pick 4 drawing are 1 in 10,000.

Remember you have 180 days to claim your prizes. Due to the large number of winners and COVID-19 safety procedures, you should expect extended waiting times to complete your claims if you choose to visit a regional office on Monday or Tuesday. You must bring a Photo ID and proof of your Social Security number to complete your claims. Prizes can also be claimed by mail.

The $10.3 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. 24, 2020 in the evening Pick 4 drawing when the numbers 9-9-9-9 paid out $9.2 million in prizes.

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.

For more information on how to make a claim, go to https://www.nclottery.com/ClaimPrizes or call Customer Services at (877) 962-7529.

The locations and addresses of the lottery'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.

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11/21/2021 05:44 - ANGELA T.

DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANY CLUE AS TO THE NEXT QUADS OR TRIPS. I HAVE BEEN PLAYING 8888, 1111? CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS. SUCH A BLESSING! ANGELA

11/20/2021 09:31 - denise p.

Is it over for triple in November because of the 0000 was such a big win and do pick 4 affect pick three winnings since it was a all time high amount NC Lottery
Hi Denise, no, Pick 3 and Pick 4 are different games with completely different odds.

11/19/2021 07:09 - denise p.

Congrats to all you lucky winners for pick 4. There goes the big pay out for the month of November So no big wins for pick 3 Quads took the triple off the lists for this month Hopefully pick three’s will come out in December So NCEL if pick 4 have a big payout do that affects pick 3 payout Inquiring minds want to know Thanks

11/19/2021 11:54 - Kelly R.

SOUND LIKE A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE UPSET BECAUSE THEY DIDNT GET A PIECE OF THE PIE. MY ANSWER IS BUY YOUR TICKETS SOONER AND NOT AT THE LAST MINUTE. I BUY ONE DAY AHEAD WHEN I KNOW THEY WILL GET CLOSED OUT. STOP COMPLAINING YOU WELCOME NCLOTTERY!

11/18/2021 10:52 - Barbara N.

Happy for you!

11/18/2021 08:10 - kevin b.

Where do I find the winners of the Lucky Reward draws?NC Lottery
Hi Kevin, great question! Visit https://nclottery.com/Rewards and select "Past Drawings & Winners" at the top of the page. From there, you can select the drawing you are interested in seeing winners for and select "Winners" to view who won. If you do not see any for a recent drawing, they may not have claimed their prize yet - we will update the site as they do. Hope this helps!

11/17/2021 12:17 - Berry B.

CONGRATS TO ALL

11/17/2021 08:38 - Angela A.

NCEL I am confused if the payout liability on Pick 4 is 10M then how did 10.3M get won as I was also one of the players who tried to play all quads and did not get the 0000 ticket? I know there are very low payout days so what happens to all the money taken in for those days? I know you all are not running a non profit, but this is crazy.NC Lottery
Great questions, Angela! The liability limit is $10 million for Pick 4, but the actual payout amount may vary slightly as we cannot entirely anticipate which type of ticket (50-cent or $1) players will purchase. As for payouts, draw games are calculated to payout 50% in prizes over the long term, including many drawings. This accounts for both high and low payouts. You'll be happy to know that 100% of additional earnings benefit education. There are independently audited annual reports on our website that detail where every penny in lottery ticket sales are used. Hope this helps!

11/17/2021 12:18 - Charles H.

@ NCEL, Your explanation to Tenessa was a load of crap. If you can't afford to pay potential winners then why even have pick 3 or 4? If a player can prove their numbers were blocked and were drawn that should be grounds for a lawsuit. I suggest that anyone playing popular number combos from vending machines take a photo of the ticket on the screen before the actual purchase. If you're blocked then you have proof.NC Lottery
Hi, Charles, thanks for commenting! Setting a liability limit is a common practice with other lotteries. Lotteries have an obligation to only sell as many tickets as they can pay out in prizes should those numbers that trigger the limit be drawn in a drawing. The reason for this is to ensure that the lottery could pay out the prize money should those numbers hit!

11/16/2021 09:52 - William D.

For future reference what is the liability limit on the Pick 4 & Pick 3? ThanksNC Lottery
Great question, William! The liability limit for Pick 3 is $5 million and the liability limit for Pick 4 is $10 million - not in sales, but in potential prize payout should a given number be drawn.

11/15/2021 07:02 - Jiri L.

Hey why this game can not be played onlineNC Lottery
Hi Jiri! While at this time, we do not offer Pick 3 or Pick 4 on our website, we will pass this along to the folks that make those decisions. We love hearing about what games and features our players want to see from us in the future!

11/15/2021 04:39 - Wanda D.

Congrats to all!!! Can my 622 come out please, it’s been over a year…

11/15/2021 03:12 - Delores L.

Can I have 1212 ??????????NC Lottery
We hope your favorite combination hits soon, Delores!

11/15/2021 01:46 - Monica S.

!!!!!!!!!

11/15/2021 01:43 - Charles H.

R-I-G-G-E-D! ABSOLUTELY NO WAY IN HELL THIS DRAWING WAS LEGIT!

11/15/2021 11:19 - Tenessa h.

This game is a scam I invest to much money in this game to be cheated I played 0’s that day the machine said it was blocked then they drop how can you reject a player from winning that just not fairNC Lottery
Hi Tenessa, we're sorry to hear you were unable to purchase the combination you wanted. Sometimes with popular numbers, the “liability limit” is reached, meaning enough players have selected a number that the lottery must stop sales of that number for that draw. The reason for this is to ensure that the lottery could pay out the prize money should those numbers hit! Hope this helps to explain things!

11/15/2021 09:29 - Darlene E.

Congrats to the winners... I played 1111. looking to come soon.

11/15/2021 05:28 - Amy G.

Congratulations to all of the winners!

11/15/2021 03:22 - Willie B.

Isn't it sad that if the average North Carolinian would be the $100 per week in their savings account they would have $5,200 tax free. Unfortunately due to inflation and the jab we have to result to gambling instead. Congratulations to all the winners. They average lottery winners probably don't even count their lottery losses on their taxes due to embarrassment.

11/15/2021 01:39 - Gloria C.

Congratulations to all the winners and I wish you all many more happy wins.

11/14/2021 10:20 - Greg B.

Congrats to everyone! Maybe one day I will hit something since playing when lottery started in NC.NC Lottery
Wishing you luck, Greg!

11/14/2021 08:39 - Evelyn S.

Congratulations to all the winners. Have a blessed holiday season.

11/14/2021 07:56 - lonnie b.

Didn't get them this time.Hope I get them next time.

11/14/2021 06:36 - DL H.

Congratulations to all the QUAD WINNERS!!! :-). Awesome win

11/14/2021 03:09 - Tatum W.

Noooooo luck in months cant hit a dollar smh

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