Players in North Carolina Pick 4 win combined $10.3 million with 0-0-0-0 drawing

Published 7:50 am Thursday, November 18, 2021

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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, according to a press release from the North Carolina Education Lottery.

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, stated NC Education Lottery. The odds of matching all four numbers in a Pick 4 drawing are 1 in 10,000.

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Lottery officials remind winners that they have 180 days to claim their prizes. “Due to the large number of winners and COVID-19 safety procedures, players should expect extended waiting times to complete their claims if they choose to visit a regional office on Monday or Tuesday,” stated the release. “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 $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 the NC Education Lottery website at or call Customer Services at 877-962-7529. The locations and addresses of the NCEL’s regional offices are:

  • 2728 Capital Blvd., Raleigh
  • 16-G Regent Park Blvd., Asheville
  • 5029-A West W.T. Harris Blvd., Charlotte
  • 20A Oak Branch Drive, Greensboro
  • 2790 Dickinson Ave., Suite A, Greenville
  • 123 North Cardinal Extension Drive, Suite 140, Wilmington

Drawings in the Carolina Pick 4 game are held twice a day, at 3 p.m. and at 11:22 p.m. For details on how lottery funds have made an impact in North Carolina, click on the “Impact” section of the lottery’s website.