According to North Carolina lottery
officials, the numbers 0-0-0 were drawn in a Carolina Pick 3 drawing, resulting in nearly 10,000 players winning a total of $3.6 million.
According to the North Carolina Education
Lottery, that combination was drawn in the Friday afternoon Carolina Pick 3 drawing.
Officials from the lottery said the combination was used to purchase 9,307 tickets.
The top prize for a 50-cent ticket in Carolina Pick 3 is $250, and the top prize for a $1 ticket is $500.
"Pick 3 players loved 'trips,'" the lottery said in a news
release. "The combination of three of the same numbers is one of the most popular combinations played, with the odds of matching all three numbers in a Pick 3 drawing being 1 in 1,000."