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New N.C. lottery games debut this month

North Carolina LotteryNorth Carolina Lottery: New N.C. lottery games debut this month

First Pick 3 drawing this Friday

Two new North Carolina lottery games make their debut this month. The game Carolina Pick 3 launches Friday and lets you win as much as $500 by picking three numbers in a daily drawing.

"OK, so you're doing 50/50's at $1 and we're doing four different games."

Wake Forest resident Sam Boone got a crash course Monday on how to play the new game.

"A lot of numbers to choose from, you have three numbers, a lot of chances of winning," Boone said.

Lottery reps are spreading out across the state to help people learn to play the new game. Simply pick three numbers and then tune into a daily drawing to see if your numbers match.

"In the Pick 3, if you choose the exact order you have a chance of 1 in a 1000 to win, and your prize rates are, if you play $1, you can win $500," explained lottery representative Daniel Rose.

Pick 3 tickets go on sale Friday morning and the first drawing is Friday night. Lottery Director Tom Shaheen hopes adding new games to the lottery will boost the summer slump in ticket sales.

"The summer months are the slow months in this biz," Shaheen said. "People go on vacation and aren't interested in lottery tickets at that point."

The new game is enough to convince Ken Schneller to spend a few extra bucks.

"It's not as much money but the odds are better, and you get a chance to win every day," the Youngsville resident said.

That's what Boone is counting on. "There's always the big one waiting!"

Carolina Cash 5 starts at the end of the month. Players pick five numbers between five and 39. The prize money starts at $50,000 and then rises incrementally to $500,000 if no one wins each night.

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Posted: October 4, 2006, 2:26 pm - IP Logged

Good luck to the people in NC playing Pick 3.

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    Posted: October 4, 2006, 4:36 pm - IP Logged

    Anyone know how the drawing will be done? Will a computer make the picks, or will it be done like Powerball?

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      Posted: October 4, 2006, 4:36 pm - IP Logged

      I'm hoping they post the drawings on the internet.

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        Posted: October 4, 2006, 5:01 pm - IP Logged

        Anyone know how the drawing will be done? Will a computer make the picks, or will it be done like Powerball?

        Just like powerball ... same kind of machine ... good luck !!!

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          Dunn / Kinston North Carolina
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          Posted: October 4, 2006, 5:05 pm - IP Logged

          I'm hoping they post the drawings on the internet.

          I'm sure they will ... http://nc-educationlottery.org/index.aspx

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            Posted: October 4, 2006, 10:14 pm - IP Logged

            I am so excited about our Cash 3. Either I am a silly person and it don't take much to excite me or I need a life!Banana

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              Posted: October 5, 2006, 12:03 am - IP Logged

              I'm with you Pamelab. Can't wait till Friday so I can play.

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                Posted: October 5, 2006, 12:04 am - IP Logged

                Wtg N.c!

                        Smart bets...... Equal Phat Pocket$!

                                     

                             





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                  Posted: October 5, 2006, 12:44 am - IP Logged

                  I am so excited about our Cash 3. Either I am a silly person and it don't take much to excite me or I need a life!Banana

                  I am very excited also about the Cash 3.  I am now trying to decide what will be the first number they pick.Big Smile  Good luck to everyone who will be playing on Friday.Banana

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                    Posted: October 5, 2006, 3:08 pm - IP Logged

                    Very nice!  Yes Nod  Something to keep me busy between powerball dates.

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

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                      Posted: October 5, 2006, 8:28 pm - IP Logged

                      You all make me feel real good, i am glad to know i am not the only one excited. It is strange that we all can't wait until the first draw come out, as if we can get the other draws, after we know the first.  The funny thing about it is, we probably won't be any closer in predicting the 2nd 3rd or 4th draw then we are now to picking the first draw.

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                        Posted: October 6, 2006, 10:30 am - IP Logged

                        Where is Tenaj?This is a big day for her.She's been waiting for the NC pick 3 a loooong time.Woo-hoo.NC pick 3 starts TONIGHT!Good Luck everybody.

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                          Dunn / Kinston North Carolina
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                          Posted: October 6, 2006, 4:52 pm - IP Logged

                          Here's a trip ... stopped at the nearest c-store to get ready for tonite and the Asst. Mgr. couldn't make my p-3 slip work.After several tries I told her to do it manually ... then she got my wager wrong ... and instead of 50/50 she put it in exact ... ugh!

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                            Posted: October 9, 2006, 7:33 pm - IP Logged

                            Well, they don't. WRAL has one archived drawing on their site, but that's it.

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