North Carolina- Pick3

How to Play

Wishes. Little pigs. Colors of the flag. Musketeers. Pieces of suits. Dimensions. It’s undeniable that the universe is ruled by the number 3. And just like the three magical ingredients in a BLT, it only takes three numbers to make a winning combination when you play Carolina Pick 3. If it sounds easy, it’s because it is: Pick any three numbers between 0 and 9, choose from a handful of play types and how many times you want to play, and you could win up to $500 in two daily drawings. And with the 1-OFF play type, your three numbers can be one off the numbers drawn and you STILL win. Or, for the aspiring mathematicians out there, add Sum + It + Up to your ticket and win when your numbers add up to the winning numbers! What other game let's you win even when the numbers drawn aren’t the ones you picked? With so many ways to play, the only wrong choice is not making one.

Welcome to easy-peasy Pick 3.

Easy To Play

Pick three numbers from 0 to 9.

Choose Quick Pick to have the terminal randomly pick numbers for you.

Up to five sets of numbers can be played per play slip.

Choose the way you’d like to play:

Exact: Selected numbers must match winning numbers in order drawn.

Any Order: Selected numbers must match winning numbers drawn, but can be in any order.

50/50 (Exact + Any): Combines Exact and Any Order plays so that you win either way the numbers are drawn. If numbers match exactly, you win both prizes.

Combo: Provides an Exact play for all possible combinations of the numbers you selected on a single ticket.

Pairs (Front or Back): Pick two numbers and specify their location. For a Front Pair play, select numbers in the first two columns only; for a Back Pair play, select numbers in the last two columns only. Selected pair of numbers must match the winning pair in the exact order drawn.

1-OFF: You win a prize if one or more of the numbers you selected are one up or one down of the numbers drawn.

Decide to play for $0.50 or $1.00. (50/50 (Exact + Any) plays can only be played for $1.00. Combo cost is determined by the amount played and the numbers selected on your ticket.)

Select the drawing time you want to play. Choose day draw (approx. 3 p.m.) to play daytime draws only. Choose evening draw (approx. 11:22 p.m.) to play evening draws only. Choose both draws to, you guessed it, play the next available day and evening draws. Two separate Pick 3 tickets will be generated: one for daytime drawings and one for evening drawings.

All plays selected will be for the next scheduled (most current) drawing only, unless you choose Multidraw or Advance Play.

Multidraw: Play up to 7 consecutive day or evening drawings.

Advance Play: Select specific future draw days excluding the current day.

Your Carolina Pick 3 ticket can be canceled by the retailer on the terminal where it was produced within 15 minutes of the purchase time or within the remaining time before the draw break, whichever occurs first.

Sum + It + Up

The sum of your numbers gives you another way to win!

Let’s say you play Carolina Pick 3 and select the numbers 8-5-2. The sum of those numbers is 15. Then, if the numbers 7-6-2 are drawn, you win the Sum + It + Up prize because 7+6+2=15. You do not have to match the Pick 3 drawing numbers to win on the Sum + It + Up feature.

Select your three numbers for your Carolina Pick 3 ticket and a play type. Mark Sum + It + Up on each panel that you want to add Sum + It + Up to.

Each addition of Sum + It + Up will cost an additional 50¢ when added to a 50¢ Pick 3 play and $1.00 for a $1.00 Pick 3 play.

Sum + It + Up can be played for both day and evening drawings

How much you can win playing Sum + It + Up depends on whether you play for 50¢ or for $1.00, as well as the odds of winning for your sum. See the prize chart for exact payout information.

The top Sum + It + Up prize of $500 can only be won by playing 0-0-0 or 9-9-9 for $1.00, adding Sum + It + Up for an additional $1.00, and matching the sum of the numbers drawn.


Ever thought, “I was so close, I just missed it by one!”?

Well, 1-OFF is the play type for you. You win a prize if one or more of the numbers you selected are one up or one down of the numbers drawn.

Adding 1-OFF to Your Pick 3 Ticket

After you pick your 3 numbers on your Pick 3 ticket, select the 1-OFF play type. Only one play type may be selected per panel.

Pick 3 with 1-OFF gives you 26 CHANCES to win based on numbers selected.

Don't Forget

Pick 3 sales end at 2:45 p.m. for daytime and 10:59 p.m. for evening draws and resume after the drawing.

The ticket, not the play slip, is your proof of purchase. So sign your ticket immediately.

Pick 3 drawings will be held & televised on nightly at approximately 11:22 p.m. Watch the drawings online or on any of these stations:

WRAL Raleigh (ch.5)

WITN Greenville, New Bern & Washington (ch.7)

WAXN Charlotte (ch.64)

WGHP Winston-Salem, Greensboro & High Point (ch.8)

WLOS Asheville (ch.13)