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Lottery

No Powerball winner; jackpot goes to record $425M

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video Lottery officials say nobody has won the Powerball jackpot and the top prize will now increase to about $425 million for the next drawing, the largest jackpot ever for the game. Full story...
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Audit: NC Education Lottery netted $1.5B in sales

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An audit of the North Carolina Education Lottery shows the agency took in $1.5 billion in sales in fiscal 2012. Full story...
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$7.5M total won in NC lottery game

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Nearly 2,000 tickets won prizes ranging from $2,500 to $5,000 when the combination of 1-1-1-1 came up in a North Carolina lottery game. Full story...
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Burlington man rescues $200,000 Powerball ticket from garbage

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James Dixon matched all five white balls in the May 21 drawing but tossed the ticket in the garbage after checking his numbers in the newspaper. Fifteen minutes after taking the garbage out for pickup, he realized the numbers he checked were from a previous day’s edition. Something told him to get his ticket from the garbage and compare his numbers to those on the lottery’s website. Full story...
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WRAL: Police say lottery ticket purchased at Carolina Beach pocketed by Dunn store owner

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A Dunn convenience store owner faces theft and fraud charges after he allegedly kept a customer's winning lottery ticket for himself, police said Thursday. Full story...
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Whiteville farmer wins million dollars on lottery ticket

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Russell Menser, a farmer from Whiteville, can count himself among the luckiest people in Columbus County after the Powerball ticket he purchased for the Feb. 26 drawing wound up being worth $1 million. Full story...
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Local single mom wins $200k in SC Lottery

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For a single mom from Wilmington, NC, winning $200,000 on a South Carolina Education Lottery ticket was just the break she needed to be able to go back to school. Full story...
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Pender County man retires after $226,962 “Cash 5” win

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Rick Poole, a 66-year-old courier from Hampstead in Pender County, says he plans to retire for a second time now that he’s won $226,962 playing the N.C. Education Lottery’s “Carolina Cash 5” game. Full story...
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Powerball hits record number

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A quarter-billion dollars - that is how much one lucky person could win in Wednesday night's Powerball jackpot. The jackpot is currently the largest lottery jackpot in the world. Full story...
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Lottery chairman prefers salary discretion

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The chairman of the state lottery commission believes the lottery needs discretion in determining pay raises for its employees. Full story...
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