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Test Your Fireball Knowledge for The Chance to Win a T-Shirt

September 20, 2022 Posted by NC Lottery at 11:00 AM

It’s getting hot in here! Fireball is now available as an add-on to your Pick 3 and Pick 4 play, and we’re hosting a promotion to help ignite some excitement. How much do you know about Fireball? We’ve got some burning questions to test your knowledge! Over the next couple weeks, visit our social media pages to play some Fireball trivia and enter for the chance to win a Fireball t-shirt!

Four times between today and October 2nd, be on the lookout for trivia posts on our Facebook and Instagram pages. See if you can answer the questions, and comment your answer for the chance to win. Five winners will be randomly selected from each post to win a Fireball t-shirt!

Post your comment on the first two posts by the end of the day on Sunday, September 25th for the chance to win. The drawings for the Week 1 trivia posts will be on Monday, September 26th.

Post your comment on the next two posts by the end of the day on Sunday, October 2nd. The drawings for the Week 2 trivia posts will be on Monday, October 3rd.

Be sure to keep an eye on our social pages and comment on each post for the chance to win. Good luck!

Must be 18 to play. See full promotion rules for more details.


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9/27/2022 05:24 - lisa e.

I played 302 $1.00 any on the pick 3,and plus added $1.00 fireball option on this number. The pick 3 was 002 and the fireball was 5. SO how can this ticket be a loosing ticket if the 5 is supposed to replace the 3 that I have in my set of numbers? This is supposed to be at least a $30 dollar ticket win! So, explain why it is scanning as "Not a winning ticket"!NC Lottery
Hi, Lisa! Fireball can replace any of the lottery-drawn numbers, helping you create more winning combinations! However, your numbers are always your own and remain the same. So with the 0-0-2 drawn and the Fireball 5, you could create the combinations 5-0-2, 0-5-2, or 0-0-5, and if you had any of those combinations in any order, you would be a winner. Hope this helps to clarify!

9/26/2022 05:45 - John E.

I've often wondered why, on the PICK 4 game, you have the "Front Pair/Back Pair" option but no... "MIDDLE PAIR" option - Why not (consider it)?

9/26/2022 05:41 - John E.

I understand why "1-Off" went away when "FIREBALL" was introduced but WHY did "SUM-IT-UP" have to go too? It was a great way to win a little more with your (chosen) numbers. I implore you to consider bringing it back!

9/25/2022 12:49 - Zenobia R.

Hi! I’m very confused by how you win with fireball if you chose the play type any. I played 405 with fireball on the 22nd. The number came out 704 with a fireball of 9. I have the 4 and 0 the 9 would replace my 5. I would assume that if I play fireball with a play type of any if I’ve picked two of the actual number I would win no matter the order(any). To my dismay, I was not a winner. Please help me better understand how this option works. Thanks. NC Lottery
Hi Zenobia, the Fireball replaces the drawn numbers, not your chosen numbers. In this example with the drawn numbers of 704, the additional Fireball combinations would be 904, 794, and 709.

9/23/2022 06:05 - Elizabeth N.

Not a FIREBALL fan. It's almost like betting to lose (or, at the very least, against your numbers) Personally, I wish you'd bring "Sum-It-Up" back! It was a nice "enhancement" to the numbers you play. (Rather than a bet against them).

9/22/2022 06:53 - Dawn M.

Hello NCEL of subject but the Carolina Jackpot 2nd Chance Game when enter your tickets for points & entries is Not loading the game to earn entries for a week now. Just letting you know.. Good Luck & Congratulations to all winners & future winners..NC Lottery
Hi, Dawn! Thank you for reaching out and letting us know about this issue and we apologize for the inconvenience experienced. Please visit and one of our Online Support team members can look into why this is happening.

9/22/2022 10:34 - stephane d.

Good AM, I noticed after the draw numbers you post the total winnings with fireball added. Any chance you will consider separating the totals. post fire ball winnings separate from the number winnings. if someone wants the total they can do the simple math. similar to Florida and other statesNC Lottery
Hi, Stephane! We appreciate this feedback and will pass this along to the folks that make those decisions. You can also request this info by submitting a request to and they could provide this for you!

9/22/2022 08:17 - Chester W.

last night 934 came out with fireball 7. How much do you win if you match exact order 50/50 with fireball play? Thanks.NC Lottery
Hey there, Chester! If you played a 6-way and matched the Exact order with Fireball, your Fireball win would be $105. Hope this helps!

9/22/2022 07:21 - Chester W.

still a little confuse on fireball. how much do you win if you play 50/50 and your numbers come out exact with fireball? Thanks.NC Lottery
Hi, Chester! If you played 50/50 with Fireball and matched the numbers exactly, your win would depend on if you played 3-way or 6-way: with 3-way, your total Fireball win would be $120 (because if you match Exact you win both prizes) on top of any wins from your base play. If you played 6-way, you would win $105 plus any base wins.

9/22/2022 06:31 - Danyale H.

I love it!!! Plain and simple. I will take $28, $180...anything beats a 0. Thank you North Carolina

9/22/2022 12:46 - Theodore M.

really enjoying the fireball concept, makes additional chances to WIN$ !!

9/21/2022 11:17 - Sharon M.

I love this option better chances to win!!

9/21/2022 10:21 - Teresa S.

Yes Fireball!!

9/21/2022 10:02 - Alejandro K.

Fire ball is one the biggest scams in the nc lottery.first you have to actually hit the number to win a fire ball prize..if you don't stay near a center that's more reason not to play if you hit fireball,plus 500 you can't cash at any store.and you guys took 1off away it slim the chance of a win.dont be fooled people..I played 172 $1 50/50 fireball was 4 I won nothing we All take chances at the win $2 per ticket is a SCAM

9/21/2022 09:00 - patrinia f.

I hate this game

9/21/2022 04:43 - wendy m.

So mad about this game, it doesn't give you no more chances to win, you still have to match all the numbers that come out. All it does is give you chance to win a few extra dollars after you have already wonNC Lottery
Hi, Wendy! Adding Fireball onto your ticket gives you more winning combinations by allowing you to replace any of the drawn numbers with the Fireball number to help you match your own numbers to those additional combos!

9/21/2022 03:47 - Cynthia D.

What's better than a hot fireball to put more in your pockets? It's hotter than you think??????

9/21/2022 09:11 - Thomas H.

Remember a Nascar driver? Fireball Roberts

9/21/2022 01:03 - Sharon N.

I bought a shot of fireball, drank it and now going to buy my pick 3 WITH fireball-with a LUCKY shot of fireball ???????3????

9/20/2022 08:43 - sarah w.

Played a pick 3 number for $1 50/50 with fireball but didn't win any thing fireball number would have been 335. Not worth the extra buck if you can't win playing 50/50

9/20/2022 07:03 - Michele R.

Love to get these

9/20/2022 06:51 - phillip b.

Nothing hotter than a Fireball!!!!

9/20/2022 06:36 - jerome e.

Bring it on I’m going to be the cooler”

9/20/2022 06:34 - Annie B.

I need to win some thing

9/20/2022 05:27 - Betty B.

Change is good

9/20/2022 12:07 - teresa s.

Fireball is hot.

9/20/2022 11:56 - Gloria B.

I am going to play

9/20/2022 11:04 - KRISTEN Q.


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