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A number of North Carolina Lottery players are celebrating a huge win after selecting their lucky number 9 for Monday’s Pick 4 Night draw. To their utter surprise, the game drew 9999 as the winning numbers.
The total winning tickets were 2,574, out of which 1,303 were purchased for $1 and will receive the top prize of $5,000 each, while 1,095 were bought for $0.50 and will receive $2,500. There were around 176 lottery players who won smaller non-jackpot prizes.
Totaling up the amount of the prizes won for the draw, the lottery summed up the prizes to $9.2 million - the largest ever won in a single Pick 4 drawing by the North Carolina Lottery. The draw beats the previous set record of $7.8 million, paid out in prizes for the numbers 0-0-0-0, drawn on June 22, 2019.
Playing combinations of numbers in Pick 4 is quite a popular technique by lottery players to bag lottery prizes. As per NC Lottery, the odds of matching all the four numbers in Pick 4 is 1 in 10,000.
The claim centers are flooded by winners all across the state to claim their winnings following social distancing guidelines and safety precautions.
The winners were extremely happy winning the lottery in this crucial time of the pandemic.
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