Dec. 3, 2013. Four new instant scratch-off games go on sale Tuesday including the lottery’s first limited-edition game, Carolina Limited. The other new games are Ultimate Crossword, Cold Hard Cash, and Tic Tac Cash.
Ultimate Crossword, a $5 extended-play style crossword game, starts with five top prizes of $100,000 and more than $9.7 million in total prizes. Odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 576,000. Approximate overall odds of winning including break-even prizes are 1 in 4.02.
Cold Hard Cash is another $5 game that starts with five $100,000 top prizes and more than $14 million in total prizes. Odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 816,000. Approximate overall odds of winning including break-even prizes are 1 in 4.01.
Carolina Limited is unique in that the entire ticket supply will be shipped to retailers at the game’s launch, making it a limited-edition game. The $2 game begins with more than $6.3 million in total prizes, including more than 38,000 prizes from $50 to $500. Odds of winning the $500 top prize are 1 in 85,714. Approximate overall odds of winning including break-even prizes are 1 in 4.44.
Tic Tac Cash, a $1 game, begins with 15 top prizes of $4,000 and more than 1.3 million winning tickets. Odds of winning a top prize are 1 in 432,000. Approximate overall odds of winning including breakeven prizes are 1 in 4.85.
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North Carolina Education Lottery net proceeds are used for pre-kindergarten programs for at-risk four-year-olds,
reduction of class size in early grades, school construction, need-based college scholarships and digital learning initiatives.
For prizes of $5,000 and greater, 25% federal tax and 7% state tax are automatically withheld.