Carolina Pick 4

Carolina Pick 4 Results

Pick4 logo
Daytime Draw
Monday, Nov 11
Pick4 Ball
4
Pick4 Ball
6
Pick4 Ball
8
Pick4 Ball
4
Pick4 plus sign
22
Evening Draw: Sunday, Nov 10
Pick4 Ball
8
Pick4 Ball
8
Pick4 Ball
2
Pick4 Ball
7
Pick4 plus sign
25

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We created a quick reference guide for both seasoned and new players of Carolina Pick 4.  Feel free to jump around with the quick navigation below.

1) Game Information

Carolina Pick 4, or as commonly referred, Pick 4 NC,  was first introduced to the state on April 17, 2009 and represented about 5.6% of NC Lottery ticket sales for FY2018.  In the most recent fiscal year, the NC Lottery Pick 4 experienced growth of 7% over the prior year and continues to be a solid NC Lottery games favorite.

In fiscal year 2018, North Carolina residents spent $13.97 per capita (average across all residents) on Carolina Pick 4.  However, looking at just 18+residents (eligible players), North Carolina residents spent an average of $18.10 per year on North Carolina Pick 4.

Game Information


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 North Carolina Lottery Drawing Calendar.

2) How to Play

Step 1:  Pick four 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 4, the odds are shown separately.

3) Carolina Pick 4 Prizes & Odds

To learn more about the NC Lottery Pick 4 play types available, read our summary within this post.

Play Type

Match Type

Prize

($0.50 / $1.00)

Odds

Exact 

(exact order)

Exact

$2,500 / $5,000

1 in 10,000

Any

(any order)

4 Way 


6 Way 


12 Way


24 Way

$600 / $1,200


$400 / $800


$200 / $400


$100 / $200

1 in 2,500


1 in 1,666.7


1 in 833.3


1 in 416.7

50/50

(exact/any order)

4 Way (exact)

4 Way (any)


6 Way (exact)

6 Way (any)


12 Way (exact)

12 Way (any)


24 Way (exact)

24 Way (any)

na / $3,100 (exact)

na / $600 (any)


na / $2,900 (exact)

na / $400 (any)


na / $2,700 (exact)

na / $200 (any)


na / $2,600 (exact)

na / $100 (any)

1 in 10,000 (exact)

1 in 2,500 (any)


1 in 10,000 (exact)

1 in 1,666.7 (any)


1 in 10,000 (exact)

1 in 833.3 (any)


1 in 10,000 (exact)

1 in 416.7 (any) 

Combo

(all combos of exact order)

4 Way 


6 Way 


12 Way


24 Way

$2,500 ($2.00 play) / $5,000 ($4.00 play)


$2,500 ($3.00 play) / $5,000 ($6.00 Play)


$2,500 ($6.00 play) / $5,000 ($12.00 play)


$2,500 ($12.00 play) / $5,000 ($24.00 Play)

1 in 2,500


1 in 1,666.7


1 in 833.3


1 in 466.7

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


4 Digits

$150 / $300


$20 / $40


$13 / $26


$26 / $52

1 in 1,250


1 in 416.7


1 in 312.5


1 in 625

Want to compare the Carolina Pick 4 odds to other games?  Check out our North Carolina Lottery Odds Chart

NC Pick 4 Play Types Explained

The NC Lottery Pick 4 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

Exact 

(exact order)

Must match your three numbers in the exact order drawn.

You Play: 1 - 2 -3 - 4

You ONLY win if the balls drawn are drawn exactly as 1 -2 -3 -4

Any

(any order)

The numbers can be drawn in ANY order as long as the four drawn numbers match your numbers.  There are 4 types of wins with the Any Play Type.


4 Way:

When three of your four numbers are the same, like 1 - 1 - 1 - 2, then you have four possible winning combinations, hence a 4 Way.


6 Way:

When you have chosen a number that has 2 pairs of digits that are alike, like 1 - 1 - 2 - 2, you have six possible winning combinations, hence a 6 Way.


12 Way:

When you have chosen a pair of numbers that are alike and two numbers that are not, , like 1 - 1 - 2 - 3.  You have twelve possible winning combinations, hence a 12 Way.


24 Way:

When all four of your numbers are different, like 1 - 2 - 3 - 4, you have 24 possible winning combinations, hence a 24 Way.

You Played 2 Different Numbers:  1 - 1 - 1 - 2

Win with any 4 possible combinations, called a 4 Way.  Winning combinations would be:

1 - 1 - 1 - 2

1 - 1 - 2 - 1

1 - 2 - 1 - 1

2 - 1 - 1 - 1

 

 

You Played 2 Different Paired Numbers:  1 - 1 - 2 - 2

Win with any of 6 possible combinations, called a 6 Way.  Winning combinations would be:

1 - 1 - 2 - 2

1 - 2 - 2 - 1

2 - 1 - 2 - 1

1 - 2 - 1 - 2

2 - 1 - 1 - 2

2 - 2 - 1 - 1

You Played 3 Different Numbers:  1 - 1 - 2 - 3

Win with any of 12 possible combinations, called a 12 Way.  Winning combinations would be:

1 - 1 - 2 - 3

1 - 3 - 1 - 2

2 - 3 - 1 - 1

1 - 2 - 1 - 3

1 - 3 - 2 - 1

3 - 1 - 1 - 2

1 - 2 - 3 - 1

2 - 1 - 1 - 3

3 - 1 - 2 - 1

1 - 1 - 3 - 2

2 - 1 - 3 - 1

3 - 2 - 1 - 1 

You Played 4 Different Numbers:  1 - 2 - 3 - 4

Win with any of 24 possible combinations, called a 24 Way.  Winning combinations would be:

1 - 2 - 3 - 4

2 - 3 - 1 - 4

3 - 4 - 1 - 2

1 - 2 - 4 - 3

2 - 3 - 4 - 1

3 - 4 - 2 - 1

1 - 4 - 2 - 3

2 - 4 - 1 - 3

4 - 1 - 2 - 3

1 - 4 - 3 - 2

2 - 4 - 3 - 1

4 - 1 - 3 - 2

1 - 3 - 2 - 4

3 - 1 - 2 - 4

4 - 2 - 1 - 3

1 - 3 - 4 - 2

3 - 1 - 4 - 2

4 - 2 - 3 - 1

2 - 1 - 3 - 4

3 - 2 - 1 - 4

4 - 3 - 1 - 2

2 - 1 - 4 - 3 

3 - 2 - 4 - 1

4 - 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 4 types of wins with the 50/50 Play Type, the 4 Way, 6 Way, 12 Way and 24 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 ( 4, 6, 12, or 24 combinations) and plays all those variations as Exact plays.


The price of the ticket increase by 4x, 6x, 12x or 24x as you are playing all possible combinations of a number as an Exact Match.


See all possible combination under Any play type.  Each combination is played as an exact play.

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 - X

You win if the first two numbers are drawn in the exact order you played.  The third and fourth numbers drawn can be any number.  


Back Pair Played:  X - X - 1 - 2

You win if the last two numbers are drawn in the exact order you played.  The first and second numbers drawn can be any number. 

Sum It Up

(4 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 - 4

The sum of your numbers is 10 (1 + 2 + 3 + 4).  If the sum of the winning numbers is equal to 10, 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 - 4

1 Digit 1 OFF winning combinations:

1-2-3-3

1-2-3-5

1-2-2-4

1-2-4-4

1-1-3-4

1-3-3-4

0-2-3-4

2-2-3-4

 

2 Digit 1 OFF winning combinations:

1-2-2-5

1-2-4-3

1-2-2-3

1-2-4-5

1-1-3-5

1-3-3-3

1-1-3-3

1-3-3-5

0-2-3-5

2-2-3-3

0-2-3-3

2-2-3-5

1-1-4-4

1-3-2-4

1-1-2-4

1-3-4-4

0-2-4-4

2-2-2-4

0-2-2-4

2-2-4-4

0-3-3-4

2-1-3-4

0-1-3-4

2-3-3-4

3 Digit 1 OFF winning combinations:

1-1-4-3

1-1-2-5

1-1-2-3

1-1-4-5

1-3-4-3

1-3-2-5

1-3-2-3

1-3-4-5

0-2-4-3

0-2-2-5

0-2-2-3

0-2-4-5

2-2-4-3

2-2-2-5

2-2-2-3

2-2-4-5

2-1-3-3

0-3-3-3

0-1-3-3

2-3-3-3

2-1-3-5

0-3-3-5

0-1-3-5

2-3-3-5

0-3-2-4

2-1-2-4

0-1-2-4

2-3-2-4

2-1-4-4

0-3-4-4

0-1-4-4

2-3-4-4

 

4 Digit 1 OFF winning combinations:

0-1-2-3

2-1-2-3

0-3-2-3

2-3-2-3

0-1-4-3

2-1-4-3

0-3-4-3

-3-4-3

0-1-2-5

2-1-2-5

0-3-2-5

2-3-2-5

0-1-4-5

2-1-4-5

0-3-4-5

2-3-4-5

 

 

NC Pick 4 Sum It Up Explained

The NC Lottery Pick 4 has a bonus game called Sum It Up which can be added to any Pick 4 ticket.  The add-on game has its own prizes and odds which are covered below.

Sum It Up Total

(4 digits)

Prize Payout

($0.50 Play)

Prize Payout

($1.00 Play)

Sum it Up Odds

0

$2,500

$5,000

1 in 10,000

1

$625

$1,250

1 in 2,500

2

$250

$500

1 in 1,000

3

$125

$250

1 in 500

4

$71

$142

1 in 286

5

$45

$90

1 in 179

6

$30

$60

1 in 119

7

$21

$42

1 in 83

8

$15

$30

1 in 61

9

$11

$22

1 in 45

10

$9

$18

1 in 35

11

$7

$14

1 in 29

12

$6

$12

1 in 24

13

$5

$10

1 in 21

14

$5

$10

1 in 19

15

$4

$8

1 in 17

16

$4

$8

1 in 16

17

$4

$8

1 in 15

18

$4

$8

1 in 15

19

$4

$8

1 in 15

20

$4

$8

1 in 16

21

$4

$8

1 in 17

22

$5

$10

1 in 19

23

$5

$10

1 in 21

24

$6

$12

1 in 24

25

$7

$14

1 in 29

26

$9

$18

1 in 35

27

$11

$22

1 in 45

28

$15

$30

1 in 61

29

$21

$42

1 in 83

30

$30

$60

1 in 119

31

$45

$90

1 in 179

32

$71

$142

1 in 286

33

$125

$250

1 in 500

34

$250

$500

1 in 1,000

35

$625

$1,250

1 in 2,500

36

$2,500

$5,000

1 in 10,000

4) Terminology

Sometimes game information can be confusing.  We created a brief overview of some of the common terms used in Carolina Pick 4 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
  • 4-Way
  • 6-Way
  • 12-Way
  • 24-way
24-Way means that you have chosen a number that has 4 different digits. (Example: 0123) Because of that, there are 24 ways to combine the numbers selected to match the numbers drawn (i.e. 0123 or 0132 or 0213 or 0231 or 0312 or 0321 or 1023 or 1032 or 1203 or 1230 or 1302 or 1320 or 2013 or 2031 or 2103 or 2130 or 2301 or 2310 or 3012 or 3021 or 3102 or 3120 or 3201 or 3210).


5) FAQs

What days are drawings held?

Can Carolina Pick 4 tickets be canceled?

What is the deadline for claiming a Carolina Pick 4 prize?

What if I lose my ticket?

Do I pay taxes on my lottery winnings?

Can you explain what the odds mean?

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