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
Super 7’s Bingo
April 21, 2009
Fast Cash
June 16, 2009
Diamonds & Gold
June 2, 2009
Magnificent 7s
May 19, 2009
Blue Line Tripler Crossword
Sept. 22, 2009
Tic Tac Cash
Sept. 9, 2009
Triple Lucky Diamonds
Jan. 26, 2010
Solid Gold
Feb. 23, 2010
Lucky Shamrock
Feb. 23, 2010
Win It All
March 23, 2010

For more information about these games, visit the NCEL’s website at 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.