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Time's Running Out to Cash in Some Lottery Tickets

Posted March 5, 2007

— Time's running out to cash in on four scratch-off games in the North Carolina Education Lottery.

The $1 North Carolina Education Lottery, Tic Tac Toe, Firecracker Cash games, and the $5 $100,000 Carolina Cash game were taken off counters in December. In accordance to lottery rules, the 90-day period where winners can cash in their tickets will officially end Thursday. Any unclaimed prizes will go toward future games and the education fund.

The four scratch-off tickets were among the first sold in North Carolina when the lottery launched a year ago. There are still more than $250,000 in unclaimed prizes with the four games.


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  • ncfishfinder Mar 6, 2007

    some people just like to scratch, and some people do it for the scratch. I hope the money goes to the schools and doesn't end up elsewhere.

  • Emerald Mar 5, 2007

    Obviously they don't want or need the money. I don't have either winning scratchoff ticket; however, I do want and most of all NEED the money.

    Can I be a substitute winner?????? If so I will come to Lottery Headquarters first thing tomorrow morning and claim my winnings.