How to Play
Play it Your Way, Any Day!
PICK 4 ™ is a twice-daily game that pays a top prize of $5,000. Play it Straight or Combo for bigger prizes. To increase your chances of winning, try a Box, Straight/Box, 1-OFF ® or Pairs play. You can play it your way any day – twice a day! With midday and evening drawings, you have two chances to play – and win!
To play, pick up a PICK 4 playslip at an authorized Florida Lottery retailer. Each playslip contains five panels (A-E). In each panel played:
- Select one number (from 0 through 9) from each column for a total of four digits, or mark the QP (Quick Pick) box and let the terminal randomly select some or all of your numbers. For a Front Pair play, select numbers from the first two columns only; for a Mid Pair play, select numbers from the middle two columns only; and, for a Back Pair play, select numbers from the last two columns only.
- Select the play type: Straight, Box, Straight/Box, Combo, 1-OFF, Front Pair, Mid Pair or Back Pair.
- Select the amount you want to play: 50 cents or $1 (all Straight/Box and 1-OFF plays cost $1; Combo plays cost $2 to $24).
- Select the draw time. Select MID for the midday drawing (1:30 p.m. ET), EVE for the evening drawing (9:45 p.m. ET) draw, or BOTH for both the midday and evening drawings. If no draw time is marked, the terminal will automatically print a ticket for the next available draw. If BOTH is selected, two separate tickets will print – one for the midday drawing and one for the evening drawing.
- To Advance Play the same numbers and play types up to 14 consecutive days for the selected draw time(s), simply mark the number in the “Days” section on your playslip.
- Give your completed playslip and payment to the retailer. You will receive a ticket for each set of selected numbers and draw date(s). Please check your ticket(s) before you leave the store. You are responsible for the accuracy of your ticket(s).
- Check the official drawing results to see if you’re a winner! Draw results are available on this website, at authorized Florida Lottery retailers and by calling (850) 921-PLAY (7529). You may also watch the drawings online.
PICK 4 drawings are held twice daily, seven days per week, at approximately 1:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. ET. Tickets for each drawing may be purchased up to 10 minutes prior to the applicable drawing – 1:20 p.m. ET for the midday drawings and 9:35 p.m. ET for the evening drawings.
Please remember: All prizes must be claimed within 180 days of the applicable draw date.
Prizes of less than $600 may be claimed at any authorized Florida Lottery retailer.
If you claim a prize on a winning Advance Play ticket before all of the drawings on the ticket have occurred, you will be issued a continuation ticket for the remaining draws with the same play numbers and play types as the original ticket.
How to Play 1-OFF ®
Ever feel like you’re close, but you’ve somehow missed the mark? Well, the Florida Lottery has a brand new way to play PICK 4 ™ where it pays to be close. With 1-OFF ® you can miss by one and still win a cash prize. That’s 81 more chances to win!
To play, simply pick up a PICK 4 playslip at an authorized Florida Lottery retailer.
Select your four numbers, or QP to let the terminal randomly pick some or all of your numbers.
Mark the 1-OFF ® box on the PICK 4 playslip.
Select the draw time: MID, EVE, or BOTH.
Once you give your completed playslip and payment to the retailer, you will receive a ticket printed with your 4-digit number and the 1-OFF numbers higher or lower than your 4-digit number.
During the PICK 4 drawing, 4 numbers will be drawn at random. If your 4-digit number is a Straight match to the numbers drawn, you win $2,500. Or, if any of your 1-OFF numbers match the PICK 4 numbers drawn, you can win up to $100.
|PICK 4™ 1-OFF ®||Odds||Payout|
|1-OFF on one digit||1:1,250||$100|
|1-OFF on four digits||1:625||$50|
|1-OFF on two digits||1:416.67||$25|
|1-OFF on three digits||1:312.50||$15|
Now you know how to play PICK 4 1-OFF!
Players who match all four of the winning numbers drawn in the official PICK 4™ drawing for the date played can win up to $5,000, depending on the play type purchased and the amount played. Front Pair, Mid Pair and Back Pair players who match two numbers in exact order can win up to $50.
Odds of Winning and Estimated Prize Payouts
|Play Types||Example||Odds||Prize Payouts|
|STRAIGHT Match in exact order||50¢ Play||$1.00 Play|
|BOX Match in any order||50¢ Play||$1.00 Play|
|STRAIGHT/BOX Match in exact order or any order. Costs $1.||BOX||STRAIGHT*|
|4-WAY||1112||1:10,000 & 1:2,500||$599||$3,099|
|6-WAY||1122||1:10,000 & 1:1,666.67||$400||$2,900|
|12-WAY||1123||1:10,000 & 1:833.33||$200||$2,700|
|24-WAY||1234||1:10,000 & 1:416.67||$100||$2,600|
|1-OFF™ Match in exact order or off by one on any or all of your 4 digits in exact order.||$1.00 Play|
|1-OFF on one digit||1235||1:1,250||$100|
|1-OFF on four digits||0345||1:625||$50|
|1-OFF on two digits||1245||1:416.67||$25|
|1-OFF on three digits||1345||1:312.50||$15|
|PAIRS Match two in exact order||50¢ Play||$1.00 Play|
|COMBO Covers all Straight combinations of a 4-digit number. Costs $2 to $24 depending on the numbers you select.||$2,500||$5,000|
|4-WAY||1112||1:2,500||$2 Play||$4 Play|
|6-WAY||1122||1:1,666.67||$3 Play||$6 Play|
|12-WAY||1123||1:833.33||$6 Play||$12 Play|
|24-WAY||1234||1:416.67||$12 Play||$24 Play|
|*Combined straight and box payouts|
|Numbers Selected Determine Ways to Win||Example||Example Winning Combinations|
|STRAIGHT: Match in exact order||1234||1234|
|4-WAY: Select a 4-digit number with three like digits and get 4 ways to win||1112||1112, 1121, 1211, 2111|
|6-WAY: Select a 4-digit number with two pairs and get 6 ways to win||1122||1122, 1212, 1221, 2112, 2121, 2211|
|12-WAY: Select a 4-digit number with two like digits and get 12 ways to win||1123||1123, 1132, 1213, 1231, 1312, 1321,
2113, 2131, 2311, 3112, 3121, 3211
|24-WAY: Select a 4-digit number with all different digits and get 24 ways to win||1234||1234, 1243, 1324, 1342, 1423, 1432, 2134, 2143, 2314, 2341, 2413, 2431, 3124, 3142, 3214, 3241, 3412, 3421, 4123, 4132, 4213, 4231, 4312, 4321|
|1-OFF on 1 digit: Select a 4-digit number with one (1) number higher or lower than each of the player’s four (4) digits in exact order and get 8 ways to win||1234||1235, 1233, 1244, 1224, 1334, 1134, 2234, 0234|
|1-OFF on 2 digits: Select a 4-digit number with two (2) numbers higher or lower than each of the player’s four (4) digits in exact order and get 24 ways to win||1234||1245, 1243, 1225, 1223, 1335, 1333, 1344, 1324, 1135, 1133, 1144, 1124, 2235, 2233, 2244, 2224, 2334, 2134, 0235, 0233, 0244, 0224, 0334, 0134|
|1-OFF on 3 digits: Select a 4-digit number with three (3) numbers higher or lower than each of the player’s four (4) digits in exact order and get 32 ways to win||1234||1345, 1343, 1325,1323, 1145, 1143, 1125, 1123, 2245, 2243, 2225, 2223, 2335, 2333, 2344, 2324, 2135, 2133, 2144, 2124, 0245, 0243, 0225, 0223, 0335, 0333, 0344, 0324, 0135, 0133, 0144, 0124|
|1-OFF on 4 digits: Select a 4-digit number with four (4) numbers higher or lower than each of the player’s four (4) digits in exact order and get 16 ways to win||1234||2345, 2343, 2325, 2323, 2145, 2143, 2125, 2123, 0345, 0343, 0325, 0323, 0145, 0143, 0125, 0123|
Unlike the Lottery’s other Draw games, which are pari-mutuel in design (that is, players are vying for a portion of what is in the prize pool), PICK 2, PICK 3, PICK 4, and PICK 5 offer set prize payouts. Therefore, the Lottery has established a $7 million liability limit for PICK 4 for any particular four-digit number in each drawing. Should any four digit combination (for example 7777) be purchased often enough in a single drawing that would result in the liability limit being exceeded, the Lottery will “cut off” further sales of that specific number combination. In addition, no Front Pair, Mid Pair or Back Pair that involves the first two, middle two or last two digits, respectively, of the four digit number will be allowed for that drawing. Players that have already played those numbers will still win the full amount of the set prize even if the liability limit has been met. For more details on this issue, please refer to the Pick 4 game rule, subsection (1)(i).
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North Carolina Lottery Numbers
The North Carolina Education Lottery supports great causes while giving players the chance to strike it rich! Check this page for the latest North Carolina Lottery numbers – just click on a specific result to find out all the juicy details.
Current lottery games include: Powerball – Mega Millions – North Carolina Cash 5 – Pick 3 Evening – Pick 3 Midday – Pick 4 Evening – Pick 4 Midday – All or Nothing Day – All or Nothing Evening – Lucky for Life.
– Latest North Carolina Numbers
Buying Lottery Tickets
Carolina Cash 5 isn’t currently available to players who don’t live in the United States. You can still take part in Powerball and Mega Millions though! Visit the Tickets page to learn more.
North Carolina Drawing Schedule
View the timetable for all the exciting NC games so that you never miss a drawing:
|Game||Draw Days||Draw Times*||Ticket Sales Close At*|
|Powerball||Wednesday & Saturday||10:59 PM||9:59 PM|
|Mega Millions||Tuesday & Friday||11:00 PM||10:45 PM|
|Lucky for Life||Monday & Thursday||10:38 PM||9:30 PM|
|Cash 5||Daily||11:22 PM||10:59 PM|
|Pick 4||Daily||11:22 PM||2:45 PM & 10:59 PM|
|Pick 3||Daily||11:22 PM||2:45 PM & 10:59 PM|
|*Times are shown in EST. There are two Pick 3 and Pick 4 drawings each day, both are broadcast in the evening.|
North Carolina residents can play Powerball and Mega Millions as well as a host of in-state games.
Carolina Cash 5 is a daily draw game with a minimum jackpot of $50,000 which rolls over until someone wins! Tickets cost $1 per line and players pick which draw they want to enter and choose five numbers from 1 to 41. They can also have their numbers randomly generated for them using a Quick Pick. Drawings take place at 11:22 PM. If you match all five numbers won, you’ll snap up the top prize.
Here are the winning prize tiers and their associated odds:
|Match 5 of 5||Pari-mutuel||1 in 749,398|
|Match 4 of 5||Pari-mutuel||1 in 4,163|
|Match 3 of 5||Pari-mutuel||1 in 119|
|Match 2 of 5||Guaranteed $1||1 in 9|
|Overall odds of winning any Carolina Cash 5 prize are 1 in 8.8|
Want to experience the thrill of winning before the drawing takes place? All you need to do is pay an extra $1 to unlock the EZ Match feature. An additional set of five numbers will be generated on your Carolina Cash 5 ticket and if any of them match the draw numbers you’ll win a cash prize right there and then. Simply redeem the prize and have the retailer print you an exchange ticket for the next Carolina Cash 5 drawing.
Other great North Carolina Lottery games include Pick 3 and Pick 4.
If you’re looking for some instant gratification, why not try instant scratch-offs offered by the North Carolina Lottery? You can buy these games from any authorized retailer and instantly get the chance to win a stunning variety of cash prizes.
Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, there have been some changes in the way you claim prizes in North Carolina. You can find updates on our dedicated Coronavirus Lottery Updates page.
If you won a prize in a draw game, you’ll have 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim your winnings. If you won a prize in an instant scratch-off game, you’ll have 90 days from the game’s date of closure to redeem your prize.
Any North Carolina Lottery prize worth $599 or less can be redeemed at any authorized retailer, while prizes worth between $600 and $99,999.99 can be claimed by mail or at the North Carolina Lottery headquarters. If you’re lucky enough to win $100,000 or more, you’ll need to claim your prize in person at lottery headquarters in Raleigh.
Won a prize worth more than $5,000? The federal government will withhold 25 percent in taxes and North Carolina will administer a tax of 5.8 percent.
If you have questions, contact the Lottery’s toll-free customer service number at 1-877-962-7529 from 8am-5pm Monday through Friday. You can also get in touch by email: [email protected]
Claim a prize by mail
To claim a prize of $600 to $99,999 by mail, you’ll need the following documents:
- Original signed ticket
- Completed claim form
- Copy of photo ID with your name, signature and age
- Copy of your Social Security card
PO Box 41606
Raleigh, NC 27629-1606
Expect delays to claim processing due to high mail volume.
History of the North Carolina Lottery
The North Carolina Education Lottery was established in 2005 through an act of the North Carolina legislature. Its primary goal is to raise vital funding for education from the pre-school to college levels. The lottery began selling Powerball tickets in 2006 and joined Mega Millions in 2010.
In 2014, the North Carolina Lottery teamed up with popular pizza chain Papa John’s to offer a scratchcard that gives players the chance to win up to £20,000. In addition to the cash, players could earn a slice of free Papa John’s menu items, discounts on orders and the chance to win pizza parties or free pizza for a year.
Today, the North Carolina Lottery sells tickets for in-state and multi-state games to give players a shot at winning great prizes while helping strengthen the state’s education system. Currently, nearly $4 billion has been allocated to paying classroom teachers, constructing schools and providing need-based aid to college students. When you play North Carolina Lottery games, everyone in the state wins!
If you want to play North Carolina Lottery games, you’ll need to be at least 18 years old.Check your North Carolina Lottery numbers here. Jackpot information and draw history for Mega Millions, Powerball, All or Nothing and Cash 5. Are you a lucky winner? ]]>