Got a winning N.C. lottery ticket? Haven’t cashed it? Better hurry

For those who just  haven’t gotten around to claiming a lottery prize, better hurry. The N.C. Education Lottery deadline to make claims for 10 of its instant scratch-off games is Thursday, Feb. 3. In November, the NCEL officially announced the end of the 10 instant scratch-off games effective Nov. 5, 2010. Under NCEL policy, all instant game prizes must be claimed within 90 days of the announced end-of-game date.

Claims under $600 can be made at a lottery retailer before midnight on Feb. 3. Claims of $600 to $99,999 must be made at one of the six regional claim centers before 5 p.m. on Feb. 3, while claims of $100,000 and above must be made at NCEL headquarters in Raleigh before 5 p.m. on that day as well. Claims that are mailed to the NCEL must be received within 90 days of the official end-of-game date. Postmarks will not satisfy the 90-day requirement.

Prizes on these games must be claimed by Thursday, Feb. 3.

Game No.
Game Name
Date Introduced
Ticket Cost
148
Super 7’s Bingo
April 21, 2009
$3
154
Fast Cash
June 16, 2009
$2
158
Diamonds & Gold
June 2, 2009
$5
159
Magnificent 7s
May 19, 2009
$5
162
Blue Line Tripler Crossword
Sept. 22, 2009
$3
168
Tic Tac Cash
Sept. 9, 2009
$1
182
Triple Lucky Diamonds
Jan. 26, 2010
$2
184
Solid Gold
Feb. 23, 2010
$1
186
Lucky Shamrock
Feb. 23, 2010
$2
194
Win It All
March 23, 2010
$2

For more information about these games, visit the NCEL’s website at www.nc-educationlottery.org. The website offers up-to-date information on all the NCEL’s instant scratch-off games including how many top prizes remain in each game. Just click on the instant ticket link under the “Games” button.

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