Carolina Pick 3 Results
Daytime Draw
Friday, Jan 24
Evening Draw: Thursday, Jan 23
We created a quick reference guide for both seasoned and new players of Carolina Pick 3. Feel free to jump around with the quick navigation below.
1) Game Information
Carolina Pick 3, or as commonly referred, NC Pick 3, was first introduced to the state on October 6, 2006 and represented about 12.2% of NC Lottery ticket sales for FY2018. In the most recent fiscal year, the NC Pick 3 experienced growth of 4% over the prior year and continues to be a solid NC Lottery games favorite.
North Carolina residents spent $30.54 (average across all residents) on Carolina Pick 3. However, looking at just 18+ residents (eligible players), North Carolina residents spent an average of $39.56 per year on Carolina Pick 3.
Game Information | â€‹ |
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Ticket Price | $0.50 or $1 |
Overall Odds | Varies by Play Type |
Multi-Play | Yes. Up to 7 consecutive day or evening drawings |
Quick Pick | Yes |
Advanced Play | Yes |
Sum It Up | Yes. $0.50 or $1 |
Draw Dates | Daily |
Draw Times | 3:00 pm (day) & 11:22 pm (evening) EST |
Sales Cut-Off Time | 2:45 pm (day) & 10:59 pm (evening) EST |
Want all game Draw Times and Sales & Cut -offs? Check out our NC Lottery Live Drawing Times Calendar.
2) How to Play
Step 1: Pick three numbers from 0 to 9. Numbers can be repeated.
Step 2: Decide how you would like to play. Read more about play types below.
Step 3: Choose to play 1 time or up to 7 consecutive day or evening draws (known as multi-draw)
That's it! Really easy to play. Now how do you win money?
The reference table below shows how each prize is won and the odds of winning. Since Sum It Up is a separate game tied to Carolina Pick 3, the odds are shown separately.
3) Carolina Pick 3 Prizes & Odds
To learn more about the NC Lottery Pick 3 play types available, read our summary within this post.
Play Type | Match Type | Prize ($0.50 / $1.00) | Odds |
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Exact (exact order) | Exact | $250 / $500 | 1 in 1,000 |
Any (any order) | 3 Way 6 Way | $80 / $160 $40 / $80 | 1 in 333.3 1 in 166.7 |
50/50 (exact/any order) | 3 Way (exact) 3 Way (any) 6 Way (exact) 6 Way (any) | na / $330 (exact) na / $80 (any) na / $290 (exact) na / $40 (any) | 1 in 1,000 (exact) 1 in 333.3 (any) 1 in 1,000 (exact) 1 in 166.7 (any) |
Combo (all combos of exact order) | 3 Way 6 Way | $250 ($1.50 play) / $500 ($3.00 play) $250 ($3.00 play) / $500 ($6.00 Play) | 1 in 333.3 1 in 166.7 |
Pair (exact order) | Front Back | $25 / $50 $25 / $50 | 1 in 100 1 in 100 |
Sum It Up (3 ball total) | See Sum It Up Summary Below | See Sum It Up Summary Below | See Sum It Up Summary Below |
1 OFF (exact order) | 1 Digit 2 Digits 3 Digits | $20 / $40 $5 / $10 $9 / $18 | 1 in 166.7 1 in 83.3 1 in 125 |
Want to compare the Carolina Pick 3 odds to other games? Check out our NC Lottery Odds Chart
NC Pick 3 Play Types Explained
The NC Lottery Pick 3 has seven different play types to choose. With so many choices, its easy to get confused and avoid the play types you don't understand. We created a quick summary of each play to and how each wins.
Play Type | Match | Example |
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Exact (exact order) | Must match your three numbers in the exact order drawn. | You Play: 1 - 2 -3 You ONLY win if the balls drawn are drawn exactly as 1 -2 -3 |
Any (any order) | The numbers can be drawn in ANY order as long as the three drawn numbers match your numbers. There are 2 types of wins with the Any Play Type. 3 Way: When two of your three numbers are the same, like 1 - 1 - 2, then you have three possible winning combinations, hence a 3 Way. 6 Way: When all three of your numbers are different, like 1 - 2 - 3, you have six possible winning combinations, hence a 6 Way. | You Played 2 Different Numbers: 1 - 1 - 2 Win with any 3 possible combinations, called a 3 Way. Winning combinations would be: 1 - 1 - 2 1 - 2 - 1 2 - 1 - 1 You Played 3 Different Numbers: 1 - 2 - 3 Win with any of 6 possible combinations, called a 6 Way. Winning combinations would be: 1 - 2 - 3 1 - 3 - 2 2 - 1 - 3 2 - 3 - 1 3 - 1 - 2 3 - 2 - 1 |
50/50 (exact/any order) | The 50/50 allows players to win if the three numbers are drawn Exactly as played OR if the balls appear in any order but still match the balls played. A combination of the previous Exact and Any Play Types. There are 2 types of wins with the 50/50 Play Type, the 3 Way and 6 Way, as described above. | The possible winning combinations are the same as the above Exact and Any examples. |
Combo (all combos of exact order) **Additional Cost** | A combo play takes a number and all it's possible combinations ( 3 or 6 combinations) and plays all those variations as Exact plays. The price of the ticket increase by 3x or 6x as you are playing all possible combinations of a number as an Exact Match. | You Played 2 Different Numbers: 1 - 1 - 2 A Combo Play will take all 3 possible number combinations and play each one as a separate Exact Play. Winning combinations would be: 1 - 1 - 2 1 - 2 - 1 2 - 1 - 1 You Played 3 Different Numbers: 1 - 2 - 3 A Combo Play will take all 6 possible combinations and play each one as a separate Exact Play. Winning combinations would be: 1 - 2 - 3 1 - 3 - 2 2 - 1 - 3 2 - 3 - 1 3 - 1 - 2 3 - 2 - 1 |
Pairs (exact order) | Pick any 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. | Front Pair Played: 1 - 2 - X You win if the first two numbers are drawn in the exact order you played. The third drawn number can be any number. Winning combinations would be: 1 - 2 - 0 1 - 2 - 1 1 - 2 - 2 1 - 2 - 3 1 - 2 - 4 1 - 2 - 5 1 - 2 - 6 1 - 2 - 7 1 - 2 - 8 1 - 2 - 9 Back Pair Played: X - 1 - 2 You win if the last two numbers are drawn in the exact order you played. The first drawn number can be any number. Winning combinations would be: 0 - 1 - 2 1 - 1 - 2 2 - 1 - 2 3 - 1 - 2 4 - 1 - 2 5 - 1 - 2 6 - 1 - 2 7 - 1 - 2 8 - 1 - 2 9 - 1 - 2 |
Sum It Up (3 ball total) **Additional Cost** | If the sum of your numbers equals the sum of the numbers drawn, you win. Your numbers do not have to match the drawn numbers, just the total. See below for a more detailed explanation. | You Played: 1 - 2 - 3 The sum of your numbers is 6 (1 + 2 +3). If the sum of the winning numbers is equal to 6, you win. |
1 OFF (exact order) | You win a prize if one or more of the numbers you selected are one up or one down of the numbers drawn. | You Played: 1 - 2 - 3 1 Digit 1 OFF winning combinations: 0 - 2 - 3 2 - 2 - 2 1 - 3 - 3 1 - 1 - 3 1 - 2 - 4 1 - 2 - 2 2 Digit 1 OFF winning combinations: 1 - 1 - 2 1 - 3 - 4 1 - 1 - 4 1 - 3 - 2 0 - 2 - 2 2 - 2 - 4 0 - 2 - 4 2 - 2 - 2 0 - 1 - 3 2 - 3 - 3 0 - 3 - 3 2 - 1 - 3 3 Digit 1 OFF winning combinations: 0 - 1 - 2 0 - 3 - 4 0 - 1 - 4 0 - 3 - 2 2 - 1 - 2 2 - 1 - 4 2 - 3 - 2 2 - 3 - 4 |
NC Pick 3 Sum It Up Explained
The NC Lottery Pick 3 has a bonus game called Sum It Up which can be added to any Pick 3 ticket. The add-on game has its own prizes and odds which are covered below.
Sum It Up Total (3 digits) | Prize Payout ($0.50 Play) | Prize Payout ($1.00 Play) | Sum it Up Odds |
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0 | $250 | $500 | 1 in 1,000 |
1 | $84 | $168 | 1 in 333 |
2 | $42 | $84 | 1 in 167 |
3 | $25 | $50 | 1 in 100 |
4 | $17 | $34 | 1 in 67 |
5 | $12 | $24 | 1 in 48 |
6 | $9 | $18 | 1 in 36 |
7 | $7 | $14 | 1 in 28 |
8 | $6 | $12 | 1 in 22 |
9 | $5 | $10 | 1 in 18 |
10 | $4 | $8 | 1 in 16 |
11 | $4 | $8 | 1 in 14 |
12 | $3 | $6 | 1 in 14 |
13 | $3 | $6 | 1 in 13 |
14 | $3 | $6 | 1 in 13 |
15 | $3 | $6 | 1 in 14 |
16 | $4 | $8 | 1 in 14 |
17 | $4 | $8 | 1 in 16 |
18 | $5 | $10 | 1 in 18 |
19 | $6 | $12 | 1 in 22 |
20 | $7 | $14 | 1 in 28 |
21 | $9 | $18 | 1 in 36 |
22 | $12 | $24 | 1 in 48 |
23 | $17 | $34 | 1 in 67 |
24 | $25 | $50 | 1 in 100 |
25 | $42 | $84 | 1 in 167 |
26 | $84 | $168 | 1 in 333 |
27 | $250 | $500 | 1 in 1,000 |
4) Terminology
Sometimes game information can be confusing. We created a brief overview of some of the common terms used in Carolina Pick 3 that you should be familiar.
- quick pick (QP)
- Multi-draw
- Exact Order
- Any order
- 50/50 play
- Combo play
- front/back pairs
- 1 off play
- sum it up
- 3-Way
- 6-Way