North Carolina Lottery Numbers
The North Carolina Education Lottery supports great causes while giving players the chance to strike it rich! Check this page for the latest North Carolina Lottery numbers - just click on a specific result to find out all the juicy details.
Current lottery games include: Powerball - Mega Millions - North Carolina Cash 5 - Pick 3 Evening - Pick 3 Midday - Pick 4 Evening - Pick 4 Midday - All or Nothing Day - All or Nothing Evening - Lucky for Life.
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Buying Lottery Tickets
Want to join in on the fun? You'll need to visit an authorized North Carolina Lottery retailer in the state to buy your tickets.
North Carolina Drawing Schedule
View the timetable for all the exciting NC games so that you never miss a drawing:
|Game||Draw Days||Draw Times*||Ticket Sales Close At*|
|Powerball||Wednesday & Saturday||10:59 PM||9:59 PM|
|Mega Millions||Tuesday & Friday||11:00 PM||10:45 PM|
|Lucky for Life||Monday & Thursday||10:38 PM||9:30 PM|
|Cash 5||Daily||11:22 PM||10:59 PM|
|Pick 4||Daily||11:22 PM||2:45 PM & 10:59 PM|
|Pick 3||Daily||11:22 PM||2:45 PM & 10:59 PM|
|*Times are shown in EST. There are two Pick 3 and Pick 4 drawings each day, both are broadcast in the evening.|
Carolina Cash 5 is a daily draw game with a minimum jackpot of $50,000 which rolls over until someone wins! Tickets cost $1 per line and players pick which draw they want to enter and choose five numbers from 1 to 41. They can also have their numbers randomly generated for them using a Quick Pick. Drawings take place at 11:22 PM. If you match all five numbers won, you'll snap up the top prize.
Here are the winning prize tiers and their associated odds:
|Match 5 of 5||Pari-mutuel||1 in 749,398|
|Match 4 of 5||Pari-mutuel||1 in 4,163|
|Match 3 of 5||Pari-mutuel||1 in 119|
|Match 2 of 5||Guaranteed $1||1 in 9|
|Overall odds of winning any Carolina Cash 5 prize are 1 in 8.8|
Want to experience the thrill of winning before the drawing takes place? All you need to do is pay an extra $1 to unlock the EZ Match feature. An additional set of five numbers will be generated on your Carolina Cash 5 ticket and if any of them match the draw numbers you'll win a cash prize right there and then. Simply redeem the prize and have the retailer print you an exchange ticket for the next Carolina Cash 5 drawing.
Other great North Carolina Lottery games include Pick 3 and Pick 4.
If you're looking for some instant gratification, why not try instant scratch-offs offered by the North Carolina Lottery? You can buy these games from any authorized retailer and instantly get the chance to win a stunning variety of cash prizes.
Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, there have been some changes in the way you claim prizes in North Carolina. You can find updates on our dedicated Coronavirus Lottery Updates page.
If you won a prize in a draw game, you'll have 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim your winnings. If you won a prize in an instant scratch-off game, you'll have 90 days from the game's date of closure to redeem your prize.
Any North Carolina Lottery prize worth $599 or less can be redeemed at any authorized retailer, while prizes worth between $600 and $99,999.99 can be claimed by mail or at the North Carolina Lottery headquarters. If you're lucky enough to win $100,000 or more, you'll need to claim your prize in person at lottery headquarters in Raleigh.
Won a prize worth more than $5,000? The federal government will withhold 25 percent in taxes and North Carolina will administer a tax of 5.8 percent.
If you have questions, contact the Lottery's toll-free customer service number at 1-877-962-7529 from 8am-5pm Monday through Friday. You can also get in touch by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Claim a prize by mail
To claim a prize of $600 to $99,999 by mail, you'll need the following documents:
- Original signed ticket
- Completed claim form
- Copy of photo ID with your name, signature and age
- Copy of your Social Security card
PO Box 41606
Raleigh, NC 27629-1606
Expect delays to claim processing due to high mail volume.
History of the North Carolina Lottery
The North Carolina Education Lottery was established in 2005 through an act of the North Carolina legislature. Its primary goal is to raise vital funding for education from the pre-school to college levels. The lottery began selling Powerball tickets in 2006 and joined Mega Millions in 2010.
In 2014, the North Carolina Lottery teamed up with popular pizza chain Papa John's to offer a scratchcard that gives players the chance to win up to £20,000. In addition to the cash, players could earn a slice of free Papa John's menu items, discounts on orders and the chance to win pizza parties or free pizza for a year.
Today, the North Carolina Lottery sells tickets for in-state and multi-state games to give players a shot at winning great prizes while helping strengthen the state's education system. Currently, nearly $4 billion has been allocated to paying classroom teachers, constructing schools and providing need-based aid to college students. When you play North Carolina Lottery games, everyone in the state wins!
If you want to play North Carolina Lottery games, you'll need to be at least 18 years old.