North Carolina Lottery (NC): Results, Winning Numbers, & Fun Facts!

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Last Updated: August 7, 2019
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North Carolina Lottery (NC) Results and Winning Numbers
GameWinning NumbersDetails
Mega Millions
Regular Numbers
12
15
30
50
65
Mega Ball
01
Megaplier
4
Jackpot
$211,000,000
Draw Date
Next Draw
Powerball
Regular Numbers
11
27
31
36
67
Powerball
11
Power Play
2
Jackpot
$70,000,000
Draw Date
Next Draw
Cash 5
Regular Numbers
02
15
24
28
43
Jackpot
$924,000
Draw Date
Next Draw
Pick 4 Evening
Regular Numbers
7
3
9
0
Lucky Sum
19
Draw Date
Next Draw
Pick 3 Evening
1-2-7
Lucky Sum
10
Draw Date
Next Draw
Lucky For Life
Regular Numbers
11
12
22
31
37
Lucky Ball
07
Draw Date
Next Draw
Pick 4 Day
Regular Numbers
4
8
0
1
Lucky Sum
13
Draw Date
Next Draw
Pick 3 Day
0-6-6
Lucky Sum
12
Draw Date
Next Draw

About the North Carolina Lottery

North Carolina Lottery logo

The North Carolina lottery is one of the younger state lotteries, having started in 2005. From the early scratch-off tickets, the North Carolina lottery soon branched out into multi-state games like the US Powerball, as well as daily draws like the Carolina Pick 3.

All North Carolina lottery proceeds go to public education in the state. Just a little over a year since it launched, the North Carolina lottery recorded $1 billion in sales. By its third year, it had sold $3 billion in tickets and raised over $1 billion for state education programs.

North Carolina Lottery Tickets

You can buy lottery tickets from any of the 7,000+ authorized retailers or Play at the Pump electronic stations all over North Carolina. The NC lottery’s official website has a handy “Where to Play” page that helps you find retailers based on your GPS location, ZIP code, county, or even the type of game you want to play (e.g., Keno).

You generally get 90 or 180 days to claim any prizes you’ve won:

  • Lottery draw games: 180 days from drawing date
  • Scratch-off games: 90 days from game closing date

Can I buy NC Lottery tickets online?

Yes! North Carolina has one of the few official lotteries that lets you buy tickets online or through the mobile application. You can buy tickets online for these lotteries:

  • US Powerball
  • US Mega Millions
  • North Carolina Cash 5
  • Lucky for Life

NC Tickets Payment Methods

You can buy tickets at your nearest authorized retailer using cash, credit cards, debit cards. Ohio Lottery ticket terminals also accept Visa, MasterCard, or Discover credit and debit cards, as well as any associated eWallets (like Android Pay, Apple Pay, and Samsung Pay).

North Carolina Lottery Games and Drawing Schedules

Lucky for Life

North Carolina is one of the state lotteries that take part in Lucky for Life, a multi-state lottery game. For each play, you need to select 5 numbers, each between 1-48, and a Lucky Ball number from 1-18.

Lucky for Life resembles other mult-state games like Cash4Life: you win $1,000 a day for life by matching all 6 draw numbers. Second prize, which entails $25,000 a year for life, comes after you match just 5 numbers (instead of all 6).

Lucky for Life draws are held every Monday and Thursday at 10:35 PM Eastern Time.

Carolina Cash 5

The Carolina Cash 5 starts with a jackpot of $100,000 that grows with every draw until someone hits the jackpot. Draws are held daily.

To play Carolina Cash 5, select 5 numbers from 1-43. Your chosen numbers must match all 5 of the winning draw numbers to score you the jackpot. You can also pay an extra $1 to add EZ Match numbers to your ticket, which can score you up to an additional $500 in instant prizes.

Carolina Cash 5 draws take place every day at 11:20 PM Eastern Time.

Carolina Pick 4

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.

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.

Carolina Pick 3

With the North Carolina Pick 3, you can win up to $500 per draw, with two draws held per day. Just select 3 numbers from 0-9, then select your playstyle, wager amount, and draw schedule.

You can choose from 8 different playstyles:

  • Exact: You must match the winning numbers in the exact order. Available for $0.50 or $1 per ticket.
  • Any Order: You can match the winning numbers in any order. Available for $0.50 or $1 per ticket.
  • 50/50 (Exact + Any): You can match the winning numbers in any order or in exact order. Available only at $1 per ticket.
  • Combo: You get to play Exact bets for all possible combinations of your chosen numbers, boosting your chance of winning.
  • Front Pair: You select 2 numbers (instead of 3), which must match the first 2 winning numbers in exact order.
  • Back Pair: You select 2 numbers (instead of 3), 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.

Pick 3 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 Lottery Game Schedules

Lucky for LifeMondays and Thursdays10:35 PM ET
Carolina Cash 5Every day11:20 PM ET
Carolina Pick 4Every day3 PM and 11:22 PM ET
Carolina Pick 3Every day3 PM and 11:22 PM ET

Notable Winners of North Carolina Lotteries

Here are some of the North Carolina Lottery’s notable winners for 2018:

  • Gregory Sawyer of Winston Salem won $530,230 playing Carolina Cash 5
  • Elaine Gherardi of Charlotte won $482,890 playing Carolina Cash 5
  • Tom and Lisa Smith of Pine Hurst won $318,491 playing Carolina Cash 5

Scratch-off games have also seen many big wins:

  • James Holt of Thomasville won $200,000 playing Win It All
  • Latoshia Milton of Charlotte won $600,000 playing $1,000,000 Back Scratch
  • Shelby Tripp of Greenville won $2,400,000 playing $150 Million Cash Explosion

Other notable winners include Glenda Blackwell, who bought a scratch-off ticket out of spite and ended up winning $1 million.

North Carolina Lottery Instant Games

North Carolina Lottery Scratch-Off Games

North Carolina Lottery scratch-off games

Like many state lotteries, the North Carolina Lottery runs multiple scratch-off games at any given time. You can find scratch-off cards at the following price points:

  • $1
  • $2
  • $3
  • $5
  • $10
  • $20
  • $30

Top prizes can go as high as $10,000,000,000 depending on the game.

North Carolina Lottery KENO

The North Carolina Lottery also has KENO drawings every 5 minutes. Draws run from 5:05 AM to 1:45 AM of the next day.

North Carolina Lottery Second Chances

What is Second Chance?

Do you want another shot with your non-winning lottery tickets? Second chance games give you exactly that. Many lotteries simply ask you to submit your tickets for a chance to win. Prizes can go as high as several million dollars per game. To learn more, check out our article on second chance games.

How does Second Chance work for the NC Lottery?

You must join the North Carolina Lottery’s Player’s Club to join second chance games. Registration is free, and you can then start earning Lucke-Rewards points that let you join weekly and monthly prize draws.

Like many state lotteries, North Carolina also runs limited-time second chance promotions. What tickets qualify for second chance draws change periodically, so you should check the North Carolina Lottery’s promotions to find games you can join.

Information on the North Carolina Lottery

North Carolina Lottery Offices

The North Carolina Lottery Commission headquarters are at 2728 Capital Blvd #144, Raleigh, NC 27604.

There are 6 regional offices in all:

AreaOffice AddressContact Number
Raleigh2728 Capital Blvd #144,

Raleigh, NC 27604

919-301-3637
Greensboro20A Oak Branch Drive

Greensboro, NC 27407

336-218-5724
Asheville16-G Regent Park Blvd.

Asheville, NC 28806

828-251-6223
Greenville2790 Dickinson Avenue, Suite A

Greenville, NC 27834

252-756-7992
Charlotte5029-A West W. T. Harris Blvd.

Charlotte, NC 28269

704-523-4898
Wilmington123 North Cardinal Extension Drive, Suite 140

Wilmington, NC 28405

910-350-2000

 

North Carolina Lottery Customer Support

For customer support, you can contact the North Carolina Lottery Commission through these hotlines from 8 AM to 5:30 PM on weekdays:

Phone: 1-877-962-7529 (9NC-PLAY)

Online Play and Lucke-Rewards: 1-855-767-1863

Lottery Commission headquarters: (919) 715-6886

You can also send an email to playerinfo@lotterync.net.

North Carolina Lottery Social Accounts

You can keep up with the latest North Carolina lottery news through official social media accounts:

North Carolina Lottery Apps and Technology

North Carolina lottery mobile appNorth Carolina’s lottery mobile app is one of the few official apps that let you buy tickets through your phone. You can play draw games access to lottery resources and information with one click. The app is available for both iOS and Android, and it lets you:

  • Buy and play tickets for all available draw games
  • Find nearby lottery ticket retailers
  • Scan your draw or scratch-off ticket to see if you’ve won
  • Join second-chance games or add tickets to your Lucke-Rewards account
  • Get results and alerts for your favorite North Carolina lottery games