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N.C. lottery announces dates for pick 3, pick 5

North Carolina LotteryNorth Carolina Lottery: N.C. lottery announces dates for pick 3, pick 5

The state lottery announced this morning the dates for the start of its next two major games — Pick 3 and Pick 5 numbers games.

The Pick 3 game will begin Oct. 6. The Pick 5 game will start Oct. 27.

The games are played similar to the multi-state Powerball game, but with fewer numbers to choose from, better odds and lower prize amounts.

Drawings will be held every day of the week.

Top prize for picking the exact numbers in the Pick 3 game is $500.

Top prize in the Pick 5 game will start at $50,000 and grow until someone wins it.

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bellyache's avatar - 64x64a9wg

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Posted: August 16, 2006, 1:57 pm - IP Logged

I bet the folks in N.C. are gong to be happy about getting a Pick 3 and Pick 5 game.

Dance like no one is watching.

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    Posted: August 16, 2006, 1:58 pm - IP Logged

    Let's hope that they are ball drawings, not computerized.

    The North Carolina Education Lottery - so much a joke that here are their mascots:

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      Posted: August 16, 2006, 5:45 pm - IP Logged

      Ah YES!!  That pick 5 looks pretty sweet and it'll be nice to play pick 3 again.  Yes Nod

      It's called 'playing' numbers because it's FUN!

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        Posted: August 16, 2006, 6:28 pm - IP Logged

        The drawings are indeed going to be ball drawn.

        According the invitation to bid, the Cash 5 will be a 5/39. They also specify that the machine have the abilty to draw at least 6 numbers, which means either a bonus ball (like Roadrunner Cash) or that Mr. Sha-heeeen is leaving the possiblity of an in-state pick-6, something NC could easily support.

        They also specify that one set for each game be red in color. I have no idea what this could be for. Maybe it's for future "red ball" promos, but then again these red balls are to be numbered so that may put that to rest. One would think this is to leave a plus-1 type game open for the future, but seeing that Pick 3 will also have a few red ball sets that's probably not the case. My guess, the red balls are for test draws.

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          Posted: August 16, 2006, 6:32 pm - IP Logged

          I'm not a pick 3 player. I do think daily is too often for a pick 5 game although most states I've seen start with fewer draws and eventually add more as players get 'hooked' on the game. I prob will not play unless the top prize grows a sizable amount. It's just not in my budget to play a daily game. Hopefully information will show up on the NC website. I could not even find this announcement there.

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            Posted: August 16, 2006, 6:54 pm - IP Logged

            The drawings are indeed going to be ball drawn.

            According the invitation to bid, the Cash 5 will be a 5/39. They also specify that the machine have the abilty to draw at least 6 numbers, which means either a bonus ball (like Roadrunner Cash) or that Mr. Sha-heeeen is leaving the possiblity of an in-state pick-6, something NC could easily support.

            They also specify that one set for each game be red in color. I have no idea what this could be for. Maybe it's for future "red ball" promos, but then again these red balls are to be numbered so that may put that to rest. One would think this is to leave a plus-1 type game open for the future, but seeing that Pick 3 will also have a few red ball sets that's probably not the case. My guess, the red balls are for test draws.

            I think it could be something like the OK lottery ran with it's pick 3 promotion when they had the Orange ball sets to act as a multiplier for the pick3 game when it was drawn.  Or maybe the red balls are going to be a bonus game like you said Jimmy.-weshar75

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              Posted: August 16, 2006, 7:16 pm - IP Logged

              All those folks down in Mayberry are getting upset with all this gamblin goin on.

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                Posted: August 16, 2006, 8:20 pm - IP Logged

                I'm not a pick 3 player. I do think daily is too often for a pick 5 game although most states I've seen start with fewer draws and eventually add more as players get 'hooked' on the game. I prob will not play unless the top prize grows a sizable amount. It's just not in my budget to play a daily game. Hopefully information will show up on the NC website. I could not even find this announcement there.

                I love the idea of a pick 3 and pick 5 game.  I checked the NC website and I did'nt find this info either.  I wonder why?Party

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                  Posted: August 17, 2006, 4:48 am - IP Logged

                  i'm going to e-mail betslips and urge them to add north carolina pick 3 to its list.feel free to let them know you want it.....

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                    Posted: August 17, 2006, 4:18 pm - IP Logged

                    i'm going to e-mail betslips and urge them to add north carolina pick 3 to its list.feel free to let them know you want it.....

                    I did the same thing...I would like it on there as well.

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                      Posted: August 17, 2006, 9:59 pm - IP Logged

                      Dear Mike, 

                      Thank you for writing to us. 

                      Betslips.com will offer the North Carolina Pick 3 game when it begins.

                      Betslips.com Customer Service
                      service@betslips.com
                      http://www.betslips.com/

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                        Posted: August 18, 2006, 9:35 am - IP Logged

                        That is great news...good work Mike!

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                          Posted: August 21, 2006, 9:55 am - IP Logged

                          It sounds like North Carolina won't be offering Hot Lotto anytime soon. HL will be adding another state in November.

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                            Posted: August 21, 2006, 10:35 am - IP Logged

                            It sounds like North Carolina won't be offering Hot Lotto anytime soon. HL will be adding another state in November.

                            That is very fortunate, isn't it?

                            The North Carolina Education Lottery - so much a joke that here are their mascots:

                            Stooges