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North Carolina Pick 3 players win $4.3 million on 5-5-5

Oct 21, 2021, 1:02 pm

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North Carolina LotteryNorth Carolina Lottery: North Carolina Pick 3 players win $4.3 million on 5-5-5Rating:

Thousands of tickets match popular 'triple'

By Kate Northrop

Thousands of North Carolina Lottery players across the state were no doubt celebrating when the combination 5-5-5 was drawn in Pick 3 on Tuesday evening.

The triple combination 5-5-5 racked up a grand total of $4.3 million in winnings for lottery players who chose the three digits. In all, according to the Lottery, 10,726 winning tickets matched all three numbers in the evening draw on Oct. 19.

That beats out the $3.6 million in prize money that North Carolina players won in July when the game produced the numbers 0-0-0.  9,307 winning tickets were produced in that drawing.

"When 'trips' occur, they generally produce big wins," the Lottery said in a press release. "That's because combination of three of the same numbers are some of the most popular combinations played."

Those who wagered fifty cents and matched all three numbers on Tuesday night won $250, while players who wagered $1 roped in a $500 prize. Winners have 180 days to claim their prizes.

The odds of matching all three numbers in a Pick 3 drawing are 1 in 1,000. Pick 3 drawings take place twice a day, first at 3:00 pm EST and then again at 11:22 pm EST.

Thanks to Raven62 for the tip.

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Simpsonville
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Nice pay day.  Lucky for them they still have Mechanical Ball Drawings.   Hate that we switched to RNG...certainly we won't revert back to the popular MBD! 

 

Too bad Kentucky lottery wouldn't raise their cap out so more of us could play and potentially win.

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    Ringleader
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    Congrats to all the winners, hitting on trips is always more fun for some reason. Cheers

    Happy Thanksgiving ! Turkey

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      Party Congrats to All the Hopeful Triple Five Players! Party

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        Simpsonville
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        111 here last night, just under the liability limit.   Just over $910K paid out

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          Grand Rapids Michigan
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          Nice pay day.  Lucky for them they still have Mechanical Ball Drawings.   Hate that we switched to RNG...certainly we won't revert back to the popular MBD! 

           

          Too bad Kentucky lottery wouldn't raise their cap out so more of us could play and potentially win.

          How do you know if your state uses balls or a number generator? I know some times Michigan doesnt show the drawings, but some times they do. If my state switched to a number generator, I'm done playing here

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            How do you know if your state uses balls or a number generator? I know some times Michigan doesnt show the drawings, but some times they do. If my state switched to a number generator, I'm done playing here

            Lottery Post: State Lottery Report Card:

            https://www.lotterypost.com/lottery-report-card.asp

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              Grand Rapids Michigan
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              Lottery Post: State Lottery Report Card:

              https://www.lotterypost.com/lottery-report-card.asp

              I wonder how often is the report card updated

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                I wonder how often is the report card updated

                Whenever drawings are changed by the lotteries, it is updated.

                 

                Check the State Lottery Report Card
                What grade did your lottery earn?

                 

                Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
                Help eliminate computerized drawings!

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                  You can tell that LOs there in NC run their games with honesty.. just look at how many times Todd has ran stories about how Players are ALWAYS winning Big there..whether it's MM,PB or their in-State proprietary Games...

                           May have to move to NC..!! Wink

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                    "When 'trips' occur, they generally produce big wins," the Lottery said in a press release. "That's because combination of three of the same numbers are some of the most popular combinations played."

                    I have to respectfully say that statement is the truth, but not the whole truth. What the NCEL lottery forgot to mention in their press release is that that the reason why so many people are playing so many trips in North Carolina is because the trips are hitting like crazy there and have been all year long (see chart below). There are 1000 possible lottery draws and 10 of them are trips. That means out of every 100 draws, we expect 1 trip, 1 percent. Therefore, in the Year-to-Date draws in North Carolina, as of the Evening draw when the trips fell, the expected value for that whole time period was 1% of the total number of draws or 1% of 584 = 5.84. So the expected value is about 6. In fact, North Carolina has now drawn trips 12 times this year, twice expectation (actually slightly more than twice because we rounded up from 5.84). Here is the list: 

                    03/02/2021,502,222

                    03/23/2021,299,111

                    03/24/2021,555,383

                    03/28/2021,111,976

                    04/04/2021,111,879

                    04/21/2021,194,222

                    05/07/2021,444,972

                    05/12/2021,251,666

                    06/05/2021,555,420

                    07/09/2021,000,499

                    08/14/2021,736,888

                    10/19/2021,252,555

                    Lottery players aren't stupid. They know when trips are running and they are playing them hard because they are running. So, what the NCEL spokesperson said is true, but it does not meet the courtroom standard of being the "whole truth" for why they had such a large payout on the recent 555 payout.

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                      "When 'trips' occur, they generally produce big wins," the Lottery said in a press release. "That's because combination of three of the same numbers are some of the most popular combinations played."

                      I have to respectfully say that statement is the truth, but not the whole truth. What the NCEL lottery forgot to mention in their press release is that that the reason why so many people are playing so many trips in North Carolina is because the trips are hitting like crazy there and have been all year long (see chart below). There are 1000 possible lottery draws and 10 of them are trips. That means out of every 100 draws, we expect 1 trip, 1 percent. Therefore, in the Year-to-Date draws in North Carolina, as of the Evening draw when the trips fell, the expected value for that whole time period was 1% of the total number of draws or 1% of 584 = 5.84. So the expected value is about 6. In fact, North Carolina has now drawn trips 12 times this year, twice expectation (actually slightly more than twice because we rounded up from 5.84). Here is the list: 

                      03/02/2021,502,222

                      03/23/2021,299,111

                      03/24/2021,555,383

                      03/28/2021,111,976

                      04/04/2021,111,879

                      04/21/2021,194,222

                      05/07/2021,444,972

                      05/12/2021,251,666

                      06/05/2021,555,420

                      07/09/2021,000,499

                      08/14/2021,736,888

                      10/19/2021,252,555

                      Lottery players aren't stupid. They know when trips are running and they are playing them hard because they are running. So, what the NCEL spokesperson said is true, but it does not meet the courtroom standard of being the "whole truth" for why they had such a large payout on the recent 555 payout.

                      Very interesting and well thought of.

                       

                      On a side note I see IGT fixed the $5 pick 3 where it places 50 cent bets 000-999 on their self serve machines.   Had asked that if it was sold out to grey it out and now does.  Maybe the similar pick 4 will be fixed too since it is literally always liability limited...we shall see.