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New game lets lottery players have a ‘BIG SPIN’ for half a million dollars

October 1, 2019 Posted by NC Lottery at 9:00 AM
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Have you ever watched a game show and said to yourself, “I wish that could be me?” Well here’s your chance. This First Tuesday, we’re launching The BIG SPIN scratch-off ticket. It gives you the chance to win up to $500,000 and take part in a live event where you get to spin a big prize wheel. 

Here’s how it works. Each $5 ticket gives you 16 chances to win. When you scratch the ticket, you can win either a cash prize or an online Spin Prize. If you win the Spin Prize head over to www.ncbigspin.com to spin the wheel. You’ll either win a cash prize or a BIG SPIN.

If you win a BIG SPIN, get excited. That means you head to a TV studio and take part in a live event. You'll get an overnight stay in Raleigh and $100 in spending money. When you arrive at the studio, a host and audience will cheer you on as you test your luck by spinning the prize wheel. You’ll take home at least $100,000, but could win $500,000.

The $5 ticket has eight BIG SPIN prizes. It also offers three $100,000 cash prizes. The odds of winning a BIG SPIN are 1 in 1.14 million. Overall odds of winning, including a breakeven prize, are 1 in 4.28.

Good luck, and be sure to get your triceps ready. You’re going to need them to spin the prize wheel!

 


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10/17/2019 03:22 - Heather L.

Guess I've had my big win on this game seeing as how I haven't won anything more since October 3/4. Seems like I only have one (or two) good hit(s) in early October, then that's it. Time to go back into hibernation til next October.....(I really like this game).

10/16/2019 10:25 - Ben H.

waiting fer my turn .

10/16/2019 09:16 - aaron h.

Not my favorite game. It seems that my area/city has a batch of duds and we’re just covering the odds. 1 break even win out of 20 tickets so far. Anyone else having the same luck with this game?

10/10/2019 06:41 - Zachary H.

Like all the rest of NC Lottery games, they only benefit the lottery executives. When you spend thousands of dollars every year and only win $20 here $40 there, you know it’s rigged! All these “odds” of winning are a complete lie! I saw on here where a person bought a book of the new “spin” tickets, and only won $20.00. There’s nothing you could say that would convince me y’all are truthful! 100% rigged! The executives of NC Lottery are the only ones getting rich off of the NC Lottery!!!!NC Lottery
The lottery's practices are independently audited and reviewed to ensure fairness to all players. We hear that you're frustrated, and if you are not enjoying playing the lottery, it might be a good time to time to take a break.

10/06/2019 10:34 - Carol W.

The $5 ticket The Big Spin tells you to go to www.ncbigspin.com if you reveal the word "SPIN". I did and entered my code. It says I'm a winner but no spin wheel shows up to tell me what my prize is.NC Lottery
Hey there Carol, Thanks for trying our new Big Spin game! Most likely your ticket won an instant prize, but not a "SPIN" prize, but without seeing the actual ticket we can't say for sure. If one of the "winning numbers" matches one of your numbers, you win that amount--just like our other scratch-off games. You only get the "SPIN" prize if the "SPIN" symbol is under one of your numbers that matches a winning number. If you continue to have trouble, please call out Customer Service team at 1-877-962-7529. Hope this helps.

10/04/2019 02:35 - Sheila I.

I'm seeing on 7/8 games left. I'm thinking someone got a huge win...NC Lottery
Good catch, Sheila! We have our first big winner for the Big Spin game, but the winner hasn't spun the Big Spin wheel to find out how much they will take home. Stay tuned for an announcement in the next few weeks!

10/04/2019 08:42 - wilfred r.

this is the best thing that could ever happen. best of luck to every one .

10/03/2019 10:16 - jerldine k.

Since my first message, I've gone back and hit reload page, then the wheel come up, with the lights on outside edges moving, the arrow is on the 'Big Spin' but when I hit 'spin wheel' is does not move.

10/03/2019 10:01 - jerldine k.

I have one of the winning numbers and underneath that number it says $PIN. I got the congratulation, put in the code, have hit 'spin wheel' several times but no action. Will call tomorrow.NC Lottery
Hey Jerldine, Sorry about that. Yes, please give our Customer Service team a call at 1-877-962-7529 and they can help figure out what's going on.

10/03/2019 10:01 - ronald b.

Waste of time $20 and nothing they only put winners in the good neighborhoods of Kinston!!!NC Lottery
Hi there Ronald, The lottery does not know or control where a winning ticket will end up, nor does the ticket decide which lucky player gets to buy it. Where a winning ticket ends up is all a matter of luck!

10/03/2019 06:11 - melinda d.

I won a spin and spun the wheel it said I won but when I took my ticket to the retailer it said previously cashedNC Lottery
Hi Melinda, Thanks for letting us know about this. Please give our Customer Service team a call at 1-877-962-7529 and they will get you to the appropriate folks who can investigate this further.

10/03/2019 04:58 - joseph e.

in pa if you win $1m you get $1m. in nc it takes 20 years! what a rip off!

10/03/2019 03:12 - Denver G.

Yes tis very ez. You can click on the web site from here. Just click on games,scratchoffs, big spin. Then digital reveal.Put your code in, click continue then spin. Real fun when you already know the amount won and just want to mess with someone. I won 30 on my 1st tic and 20 on my 2nd. My wife hasn't caught on yet that I already knew. Cheers.

10/03/2019 01:25 - DEMARIE T.

Fun game. I don't understand why some think this is so confusing. Very simple. Match your number to one of the winning numbers. Reveal your prize. Like ALL the other games. You get either a dollar amount or,the word SPIN. IF you win SPIN go,to the website and spin the wheel. Lord, can't be any easier! BTW. Won $10 on the spin prize. First ticket I bought. Fun game, thanks for,something different to play!NC Lottery
We're glad you like the game, Demarie!

10/03/2019 07:41 - john a.

If you reveal spin under a non winning number, you don't get to spin the wheel. Is that right?NC Lottery
That's right, John.

10/03/2019 05:44 - Keisha H.

I entered my code b/c I had big spin on my ticket. Nothing happens. Does that mean I only won the prize under my number? No BIGSPIN prize? It just says continue. I'm so confused on this game. Seems like a waste of time if it's not working.NC Lottery
Sorry for the confusion, Keisha. If you match one of "your numbers" to a "winning number", then you win the dollar amount listed under the number -- just like our other scratch-off games. You only get the "SPIN" prize if the "SPIN" symbol is under one of your numbers that matches a winning number. If you reveal the "SPIN" but the number doesn't match any of your winning numbers, you haven't won that spin. Hope this helps!

10/03/2019 03:01 - Shika J.

I don't care what y'all say somebody knows where the winning tickets go at!!! Can you guys please make sure you send some to Wilmington Nc? Gosh even if its not me winning i would be glad if somebody here won. I have never been selfish just saying don't forget about usNC Lottery
Hey there Shika, We have strict security procedures in place to ensure that no one know where a winning ticket will end up -- until the lucky person who bought it scratches it. That said, Wilmington has certainly seen its fair share of winners! Here's a quick Google search for some of them: http://bit.ly/2nWKafL

10/03/2019 02:43 - freddie r.

I won 10 dollars on the big spin

10/02/2019 10:25 - tracy m.

This ticket is a waste of time. Please explain to me why we have to go online and spin the wheel if you already have the amount spelled out on the ticket? NC Lottery
Sorry to hear you aren't a fan of this ticket, Tracy. This game was created for the players who are interested in having a different experience when playing scratch-off games.

10/02/2019 09:31 - Dominique F.

Why isn't the spin wheel working I entered the spin prize code but it just says your ticket is a winning ticket. It didn't even let me spin the wheelNC Lottery
Hey Dominique, Most likely your ticket won an instant prize, but not a "SPIN" prize. If one of the "winning numbers" matches one of your numbers, you win that amount--just like our other games. You only get the "SPIN" prize if the "SPIN" symbol is under one of your numbers that matches a winning number. If you continue to have trouble, please call out Customer Service team at 1-877-962-7529.

10/02/2019 05:30 - Linda J.

Heads-up when playing the new Big Spin scatch-off... When you reveal a winning number with the Spin word... check your ticket on NC Lottery, because you won't know how much you won. And, if you use the NC Lottery app you have to manually enter the code on the ticket to find out how much you won. But, I look at this new game like this... what is the point to enter the code on the Big Spin, when I can just check my Big Spin ticket like all the rest of my tickets. It's not like NC Lottery is giving you a second change to win more money... or is it?....NC Lottery
You are certainly welcome to enter your tickets directly into the app to find out how much you won, Linda! This game was created for the players who are interested in a different scratch-off experience, which is why we have the "spin" portion.

10/02/2019 04:57 - Joanna A.

Sound like this is going to be exciting. Hope I be one of the 8 to get a BIG SPIN!!!!!!!!!!

10/02/2019 02:34 - john a.

I haven't won anything yet on the big spin, or the new two dollar ticket.

10/02/2019 12:23 - Dan M.

How soon will the big spin wheel be operable?NC Lottery
Hi Dan, Everything seems to be working on our end! Please make sure that your "SPIN" symbol is underneath a "winning number". If you reveal the "SPIN" but the number doesn't match any of your winning numbers, you haven't won that spin. Feel free to try your spin again, and if you continue to run into trouble, give our Customer Service team a call at 1-877-962-7529.

10/02/2019 12:09 - Tim M.

@DENVER G, C'mon man, lighten up, don't take it so seriously. Dontcha know that ignorance is bliss? Now, let me check those tickets I 'got' LOL.

10/02/2019 11:29 - Ricky S.

Good luck !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ????????

10/02/2019 11:25 - Ricky S.

Just to let you all know, went to two different stores and bought ten from each store. Here is what I got. One five dollar out of 50 dollars worth and 15 dollars out of 50 dollars worth. No free spin. Out of $100 worth I have concluded that this scratch off is b.s.

10/02/2019 10:29 - john t.

try to log in didnt workNC Lottery
Hi John, We're not sure what you mean. Can you give us a little more info? Where are you trying to log on? The Big Spin website doesn't require a login, it just needs the Big Spin code!

10/02/2019 07:21 - Alfred S.

I have a suggestion. Maybe link up with different stores and also put cash on every ticket. Every ticket should be a winner no matter if you win $1.00 to $100,000, you could win a chicken dinner,tickets to a NBA game, hockey game, dozen of donuts, or maybe a gift card. This will make people buy more. At least when you buy a ticket you know that you won something. This will make everyone happy. Just a suggestion.

10/02/2019 01:49 - Jutan F.

Why isn't the spin wheel working I entered the spin prize code but it just says your ticket is a winning ticket. It didn't even let me spin the wheel NC Lottery
Sorry about that, Jutan! We were made aware of a small issue with the website, but it should be resolved now. Please try your ticket again. Good luck!

10/02/2019 01:47 - Jutan F.

I am having trouble I hit in my ticket and also got spin under my number I tried to go to the spin and it wouldn't let me spin it just says your ticket is a winning ticket it doesn't even tell me the amount NC Lottery
Hey Jutan, We replied to your other comment above. The site should be working now, so please try again!

10/02/2019 01:08 - LEONARD W.

Different game...Lucky-Rewards Pocket Payout. Two drawings ....11 Sept & 25 Sept.(one winner each) I had one entry for each drawing and the winners (2) were from the same city (Granite Falls) what are the odds? Why not throw one out and draw another city? Make it look fair. NC Lottery
Sorry to hear you didn't' have more luck with the drawings you entered, Leonard. We have strict security procedures in place to ensure that every winner drawn is completely random.

10/01/2019 11:21 - Sheila I.

I'm buying a few of these, Carolina Black the $30, $20 and $10. My birthday gift to myself. I deserve it ??????

10/01/2019 09:57 - Shaniqua Y.

I can’t wait to purchase a ticket! These look interesting:)

10/01/2019 06:40 - john a.

I am not having any luck with this ticket.

10/01/2019 06:34 - Walter D.

I HAVE TWO TICKET THAT HAVE WON SPIN, BUT WHEN I GO TO THE WEBSITE NOTHING. WHAT A WASTE.NC Lottery
Sorry about that, Walter. We were having some trouble with the website yesterday, but it should be up and running now. Please try your ticket again. Thanks!

10/01/2019 05:49 - Denver G.

I don't want to hurt anyones feelings, but I think the dumpster divers are gonna have a fieldday with this scratcher. What a shame. I urge anyone who buys this ticket to please use the ticket checker instore or app to see if you won. Do not throw the ticket away, take it home. Check and double check.

10/01/2019 05:30 - RICKY H.

Hello, when I enter my Big Spin Code. It goes to the Congratulation You are a Winner. When you hit continue it goes back to the Enter Code Screen...Help??NC Lottery
Hey Ricky, The site should be working properly now. Please try your ticket again.

10/01/2019 02:12 - TAMMY M.

when i scratched, I not only had a winning # but also had a spin. Went to website, put in my code and it says I am a winner, but then nothing else. I went back to the store, they scanned it and said that they could only see the amount won on the face of the ticket and nothing more. Is it an either/or ticket? because I took the $ won on the front I don't get a spin? NC Lottery
Hi Tammy, getting a digital spin prize is not an either/or type of prize. If you enter your code online at ncbigspin.com that will show the prize value of the ticket. You'll only ever win an instant amount OR a "spin" that is revealed online. You can also always scan the bar code on your ticket to show the prize value as well.

10/01/2019 01:54 - janice k.

This sounds like fun! I'm going to buy some lucky tickets!!

10/01/2019 01:32 - NC Lottery

Hi players, the https://www.ncbigspin.com website is back up and running so you can now enter your codes online to reveal your prizes!

10/01/2019 01:10 - Rebecca P.

So you can't enter spin code if it doesn't show up as a prize you scratched??NC Lottery
Hi Rebecca, that is correct, to have a valid code, you must reveal "spin" under one of your matched numbers.

10/01/2019 12:23 - Gwendolyn T.

The Big Spin still does not work. I entered my code and nothing happened. NC Lottery
Hi Gwendolyn, we are working through a few issues on the site, but should have it fully functional soon. Sorry for the trouble!

10/01/2019 12:19 - john a.

Sounds like the spin thing is just a gimmick.

10/01/2019 12:19 - William D.

always believed in getting what you paid for. if you pay $5. for a $50. job you can expect a $5. job. seems to me North Carolina lottery needs to pay these computer experts what they are worth.

10/01/2019 12:10 - Natacha N.

Should I keep my tickets until then

10/01/2019 11:38 - Omara A.

My ticket won a spin. I went to website and it’s having issues. Well, I scanned the ticket with my NCEL app and it says I won $10. Is that the same info the spin will give you by going on the website? NC Lottery
Hi Omara, that is correct, the prize revealed by taking the virtual spin can also be viewed by scanning the ticket. The spin reveal offers an exciting way to see what prize amount you will receive and if you won the 'Big Spin' where you will have a chance to spin the Big Spin wheel for a chance at $500,000!

10/01/2019 11:25 - Denver G.

I usually don't buy 1st Tuesday tics rite away, but I got won 2day. Won a spin. Ticket checker said I won $30. So I am going to hold onto it for a few days till things get fixed. Anyone with a "matching" spin # check your tickets to see how much you won.

10/01/2019 11:02 - Zainab W.

OK, I see there is a problem with the website for this particular game. Waiting patiently for answers to this problem, check back later.

10/01/2019 10:42 - Shirley K.

I went to the site, but nothing happen. When will I be able to spin the wheel?

10/01/2019 10:35 - NC Lottery

Hi all, we are experiencing some technical issues with ncbigspin.com that is causing the site not to load up for visitors. We're working on a solution as quickly as possible to have the site back up and running. Our apologies for the inconvenience.

10/01/2019 10:29 - LAURA G.

Ya its not working I don’t know how many people will use this it was a bit hard for me to understand how this works now that the on line spin is not working I think people are going to get frustrated with the tickets because u also have to go to a 2 Ed site to spin. I’m a bit older maybe it’s just me ?

10/01/2019 10:23 - Sharon A.

I cant spin to see what i won

10/01/2019 10:13 - Lorie W.

The online spin is not working! When will it be online

10/01/2019 10:13 - Sonja L.

We won a spin, but when I go to www.ncbigspin.com the page is blank. I've tried a few different things and still nothing.NC Lottery
Hi Sonja, our apologies for the inconvenience, we are working on the getting the site back up as soon as possible.

10/01/2019 09:47 - Kadeem M.

Morning, is the server down already? Im ready to spin!NC Lottery
Hi Kadeem, our apologies, we had some technical difficulties, but we are working on the getting the site back up as soon as possible.

10/01/2019 09:27 - Cedric H.

The spin app isn’t working I bought tickets this morning and the app is blank

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