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Latest Draw: Sun Oct 17

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Next Drawing: Mon Oct 18

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What is NC Pick 3 Evening?

NC Pick 3 Evening is a night time draw game where you try to pick three numbers between 0 and 9 that match the winning numbers drawn to win a cash prize.  You can also select Quick Pick and the random number generator will choose the numbers for you.  North Carolina Pick 3 evening has a daytime draw game as well.

You are able to select the amount you want to play.  Choose either 50 cents or $1.  NC Pick 3 drawings are held seven days a week.  All NC Lotto results are available immediately after each drawing.

Add Sum It Up to your play for more chances to win.  Adding Sum It Up doubles the price of your base play ticket.

What are NC Pick 3 Night Draw Times?

Sales cut-off time is 10:59 pm ET.  Draw time is approximately 23 minutes after the draw entry close.

 
Draw Times
Sunday
11:22 pm ET
Monday
11:22 pm ET
Tuesday
11:22 pm ET
Wednesday
11:22 pm ET
Thursday
11:22 pm ET
Friday
11:22 pm ET
Saturday
11:22 pm ET

How do I Play North Carolina Pick 3 Evening Draw?

PICK YOUR NUMBERS: Ask for a Quick Pick and let the lottery terminal select the numbers for you, or choose three numbers between 0 and 9.

BUY YOUR TICKET: Pick one of six different play types: Exact, Any Order, 50/50 (Exact + Any), Combo, Pairs or 1-OFF.  Cash 3 tickets cost either 50 cents or $1 per play.

PLAY MULTIPLE DRAWINGS: You can play your numbers for up to 7 consecutive drawing dates on the same ticket. Just tell the cashier at the time of your purchase or mark the Multi Play box on your selection slip.

ADD SUM IT UP: Adding Sum It Up is an option that will double the price of your play ticket.  The sum of your played numbers must match the sum of the drawn numbers to win.  You do not have to match the Pick 3 numbers to win the Sum It Up.

What are the NC Pick 3 Night Play Types?

EXACT: Match the winning numbers in exact order to win.

ANY ORDER: Match the winning numbers in any order to win.

50/50 (Exact + Any): Combines Exact and Any Order plays so that you win either way the numbers are drawn.  If numbers match exactly, you win both prizes. 

COMBO: Pick three numbers and a Straight bet is placed on every possible three-digit combination of those numbers.  The ticket price is higher as more combinations are played. 

PAIRS: Match the first two numbers in exact order (front pair) or the last two numbers in exact order (back pair). 

1-OFF: You win a prize if one or more of the numbers you selected are one up or one down of the numbers drawn.

What Can I Win Playing Evening Cash 3?

Play Type
Odds
Prize ($1 Wager)
Straight (Exact)
1 in 1,000
$500
Any (3-Way)
1 in 333.3
$160
Any (6-Way)
1 in 166.7
$80
50 / 50 (3-Way)
1 in 1,000 & 1 in 333.3
Any $80 / Exact $330
50 / 50 (6-Way)
1 in 1,000 & 1 in 166.7
Any $40 / Exact $290
Front/Back Pairs
1 in 100
$50
3-Way Combo
1 in 333.3
$500
6-Way Combo
1 in 166.7
$500
1-Off (1 Digit)
1 in 166.7
$40
1-Off (2 Digits)
1 in 83.3
$10
1-Off (3 Digits)
1 in 125
$18

What Can I Win Playing Cash 3 Night Sum It Up?

Sum (3 Digits)
Odds
Prize ($1 Wager)
0
1 in 1,000
$500
1
1 in 333
$168
2
1 in 167
$84
3
1 in 100
$50
4
1 in 67
$34
5
1 in 48
$24
6
1 in 36
$18
7
1 in 28
$14
8
1 in 22
$12
9
1 in 18
$10
10
1 in 16
$8
11
1 in 14
$8
12
1 in 14
$6
13
1 in 13
$6
14
1 in 13
$6
15
1 in 14
$6
16
1 in 14
$8
17
1 in 16
$8
18
1 in 18
$10
19
1 in 22
$12
20
1 in 28
$14
21
1 in 36
$18
22
1 in 48
$24
23
1 in 67
$34
24
1 in 100
$50
25
1 in 167
$84
26
1 in 333
$168
27
1 in 1,000
$500

NC Pick 3 Evening FAQs

Q: What is the NC Pick 3?

A: Pick 3 is a twice daily draw game where players select three numbers, each from 0 through 9 to win a top prize of $500 for a $1 straight play.

Q: How much do Pick 3 tickets cost?

A: Tickets cost 50 cents or $1 per play.

Q: Where and when can I play NC Pick 3?

A: You can play both Midday and Evening Pick 3 at all North Carolina Lottery retailers. Midday Draws take place at approximately 3:00 p.m. and evening draws at approximately 11:22 p.m.  Tickets for each drawing may be purchased up to 15 minutes (day draw) or 23 minutes (evening draw) prior to the next drawing.

Q: Do NC Pick 3 tickets expire?

A: Prizes must be claimed within 180 days of the draw date on which the prize was won.

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