Carolina Pick 4 – North Carolina Lottery

By Kate Loyola
Last Updated: December 16, 2018

How to Play the North Carolina Pick 4 Lottery

The North Carolina Pick 4 lottery holds draws twice a day: one in the morning and one in the evening. Each draw has a jackpot of $5000.

You must select 4 numbers, each from 0-9. To score the jackpot, your numbers must match the winning draw numbers in exact order.

You can bet $0.50 or $1 and choose from 8 different playstyles:

  • Exact: You must match all 4 winning numbers in the exact order.
  • Any Number: You can match all 4 winning numbers in any order.
  • 50/50 (Exact + Any): You can match the winning numbers in any order or in exact order. Available only at $1 per ticket, with $0.50 each going to Exact and Any wagers.
  • Combo: You get Exact bets on all possible combinations of your winning numbers.
  • Front Pair: You select 2 numbers (instead of 4), which must match the first 2 winning numbers in exact order.
  • Back Pair: You select 2 numbers (instead of 4), which must match the last 2 winning numbers in exact order.
  • 1-OFF: You can pay an additional $1 so you can still get a match if one or more of the winning draw numbers are one higher or one lower than your selected numbers.
  • Sum + It + Up: You can win up to $5000 if the sum of your chosen numbers matches the sum of the winning draw numbers.

North Carolina Pick 4 Drawing Schedule

Pick 4 draws are held twice a day at 3 PM and 11:22 PM Eastern Time, with sales closing at 2:45 PM for the morning draw and 10:59 PM for the evening draw.

North Carolina Pick 4 Payout and Odds of Winning

Your bet amount, playstyle, and number combinations determine how much you can win.

PlaystylePickMatch$0.50 Bet Prize$1 Bet PrizeOdds
ExactAny 4 digits4 digits in exact order$2,500$5,0001 in 10,000
Any: 4-Way3 of the same number plus 1 different number4 digits in any order$600$1,2001 in 2,500
Any: 6-Way2 different pairs4 digits in any order$400$8001 in 1,667
Any: 12-Way1 pair of numbers plus 2 distinct numbers4 digits in any order$200$4001 in 833
Any: 24-WayAny 4 distinct numbers4 digits in any order$100$2001 in 417
50/50: 24-WayAny 4 distinct numbers4 digits in any or exact order$2600 (Exact)
$100 (Any)
1 in 10,000
1 in 416.67
50/50: 12-Way1 pair of numbers plus 2 distinct numbers4 digits in any or exact order$2700 (Exact)
$200 (Any)
1 in 10,000
1 in 833.33
50/50: 6-Way2 different pairs4 digits in any or exact order$2900 (Exact)
$400 (Any)
1 in 10,000
1 in 1,667
50/50: 4-Way3 of the same number plus 1 different number4 digits in any or exact order$3100 (Exact)
$600 (Any)
1 in 10,000
1 in 2,500
Front PairAny 2 digitsFirst 2 digits of the winning draw numbers$25$501 in 100
Back PairAny 2 digitsLast 2 digits of the winning draw numbers$25$501 in 100

North Carolina Pick 4 Numbers and Results

You can find the latest North Carolina Pick 4 results and past winning numbers at:

North Carolina Lottery – Pick 4