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North Carolina Education Lottery

NC lottery winner will continue to flip burgers

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After more than 40 years of running a restaurant, a Greensboro man says he's staying at the grill even though he won a prize in North Carolina Education Lottery. Full story...
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Leland mom to use lottery win for kids' college, trip

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A Leland mom says she plans to use the money she won playing the lottery for her kids' education and a family trip. Full story...
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Wilmington woman scratches off $1M winner on first lottery ticket

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video A Wilmington woman is a lot richer after buying her first lottery ticket ever. Sunday morning, Cindy Reeves bought a $20 scratch-off ticket at the Shop-N-Go on Market Street. Full story...
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CHECK IT: Four winning Powerball tickets sold in Wilmington

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video If you purchased a lottery ticket this week, you might want to double check your numbers. Four winning Powerball tickets were sold Wednesday at locations throughout Wilmington. Full story...
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Wilmington man wins $357,664 lottery jackpot

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A Wilmington man has nearly a quarter-million extra dollars in his pocket to do some Christmas shopping after his lottery dream came true over the weekend. Full story...
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Wilmington electrician wins $230,000 lotto prize

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videoJust a few hours after Thursday night’s Carolina Cash 5 drawing, Wesley Harrelson of Wilmington sat in disbelief in the winner's lobby at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. Harrelson, who owns and operates Harrelson Electric Company, matched all five numbers in the drawing and won half of the $676,684 jackpot. Full story...
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Powerball jackpot at $400 million tonight

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videoThe Powerball jackpot has once again climbed to $400 million. It's the fifth largest jackpot in history. Flocks of millionaire hopefuls are making their way to their nearest gas station with dreams of winning it big. Full story...
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Lottery to offer online subscriptions for big jackpot games

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videoThe NC Education Lottery plans to offer a new service to its players that will allow tickets to be purchased for its three jackpot games – Powerball, Mega Millions and Carolina Cash 5 – by subscription through its website. Full story...
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Powerball luck strikes 3 times in 2 states

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videoAt least three people in two states have beaten astronomical odds to become the nation's latest Powerball millionaires. Full story...
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NC man parlays fishing luck into $4M lottery win

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A Sims man who had a good day fishing landed an even bigger prize from the North Carolina Education Lottery. Full story...
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Taste for home cookin' leads to $100,000 lottery win for Southport man

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videoA Southport man says he has several plans for his $100,000 lottery win. Clayton B. Cameron, Jr., a retired animal control officer, had a taste for home cooking and lottery tickets last night, and his indulgence quickly paid off with a $100,000 win in the Monopoly scratch-off game. Full story...
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Jacksonville man claims $1 million Powerball prize

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Gregory Wernli of Jacksonville claimed a $1 million Powerball prize on Monday morning. His win makes him the fifth player in North Carolina to claim $1 million or more playing Powerball in 2013. Full story...
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Columbus County woman claims $200,000 lottery prize

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April Solomon, a dry cleaner from Whiteville, claimed the $200,000 top prize she won playing Power 7s on Monday afternoon. Full story...
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Onslow County man to use Cash 5 win to make home repairs

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Dexter Barlow, a retiree from Swansboro, plans to use his $114,957 Cash 5 prize to make repairs to his home. Full story...
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NC lawmakers, McCrory looking at lottery changes

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A bill scheduled for House debate this week would delete the name "education" from the North Carolina Education Lottery and tweak advertising. Full story...
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