North Carolina Lottery Numbers and Results
Looking for North Carolina Lottery Numbers and Results? The state legislature approved the North Carolina Education Lottery in 2005. Since then, profits from ticket sales have gone toward education in North Carolina, funding various initiatives from preschool programs to college scholarships. Click here to see the latest North Carolina lottery numbers and results.
The North Carolina Lottery joined Powerball in 2006, followed by Mega Millions in 2010. The lottery also offers its own daily draw, jackpot, and scratch-off games.
How old do I have to be to play the North Carolina Lottery?
You need to be 18 or older to purchase and redeem lottery tickets.
How long do I have to collect my winnings?
You have 180 days from the date of the draw to claim your winnings.
What happens if my ticket is lost, stolen, or damaged?
The North Carolina Lottery is not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen tickets. Keep tickets safe. Signing your ticket helps prove you own it in case you lose it.
Can I remain anonymous if I win a lottery jackpot?
In North Carolina, a jackpot winner’s name, city, county, and prize amount is made public unless the winner produces a valid protective order or an Address Confidentiality Program authorization.
We suggest that you consult a lawyer before claiming any big prizes, however, as it may be possible to claim your prize through a trust to retain your anonymity.
Can I purchase lottery tickets by mail, phone, or online?
You cannot buy tickets through the mail or over the phone. You must purchase your North Carolina Lottery tickets at a licensed retailer, online, or through the North Carolina Lottery Official Mobile App.
What lottery games can I play in North Carolina?
You can choose from Pick 3, Pick 4, Cash 5, Lucky for Life, Powerball, and Mega Millions.
Are North Carolina Lottery prizes taxable?
In North Carolina, all lottery prizes are subject to federal and state taxes. The North Carolina Lottery also withholds taxes on certain lottery winnings. Check our Tax Information section for more details.
Can I buy lottery tickets in advance?
Yes. For all North Carolina Lottery games, you can purchase multiple tickets for consecutive draws in advance.
Where do North Carolina Lottery funds go?
The North Carolina Lottery uses proceeds from ticket sales to assist various educational initiatives in the state. State legislators direct how these funds are used every year. Last year, most of the money went to teacher salaries, school construction, and Pre-K programs.
Here’s the process for claiming North Carolina Lottery prizes.
To claim a prize by mail, send the signed winning ticket to:
P.O. Box 41606
Raleigh, NC 27629-1606
When claiming prizes of $600 or more, you must also include a completed claim form, proof of your Social Security card, and a copy of your ID.
Keep a copy of all claim documents for your records.
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