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Lottery to end 14 scratch-off games

Posted December 23, 2008

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— The North Carolina Education Lottery will cease sales for 14 instant scratch-off games at the end of the year. Anyone holding a winning ticket for the affected games must claim the prize by March 31, 2009.

The following games will no longer be sold, beginning Jan. 1:

  • Ruby Red 7’s
  • Crossword
  • Lucky Times 7
  • $150,000 Anniversary Cash
  • Triple Tripler
  • $100,000 Gold Rush
  • Summertime Cash
  • Beat the Heat
  • $150,000 Cash Zone
  • Instant Riches
  • Winning Streak
  • 2 for the Dough
  • Tic Tac 7’s
  • Summertime Cash 2

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  • HangOn Dec 24, 2008

    Good. The people that play them are the ones who can least afford it. Also, stop wasting tax money advertising the lottery. The people that play it already know it's there; and they know that VA and SC have better paying odds.

  • eviljuan Dec 23, 2008

    They are to be replaced with scratch n sniff games.