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North Carolina Education Lottery

Mega Millions ticket sales boost earnings for state education

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Mega Millions players trying their luck at the biggest jackpot ever led to the N.C. Education Lottery, on its sixth anniversary, recording its highest day of sales ever. Full story...
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Brunswick County woman collects $91,855 Cash 5 jackpot

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Brenda Fullwood, a retiree from Bolivia in Brunswick County, got a lot more than she bargained for at a pawn shop in Shallotte. The Carolina Cash 5 ticket she bought at Jenny's Pawn Shop on Holden Beach Road matched all five numbers in Monday's drawing to win the $91,855 jackpot. Full story...
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NC lottery to close books on 12 scratch-off games

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The N.C. Education Lottery is taking a dozen instant scratch-off games out of circulation at the end of the month. Full story...
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Powerball tickets going to $2 in January

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video The change will result in the first price increase in tickets since the game started almost 20 years ago. Beginning Jan. 15, Powerball tickets will cost $2 each. The first Powerball drawing under the new game structure will be on Wednesday, Jan. 18. Full story...
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Wilmington man scratches off $100k lottery prize

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A Wilmington man scratched his way to a $100,000 jackpot. Ehren Siefers likes to purchase lottery games that have lots of top prizes remaining, which recently led him to a $100,000 instant win. Full story...
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Tonight's Powerball jackpot $245 million

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Feeling lucky? You might want to go buy a Powerball ticket. The jackpot for tonight's drawing is an estimated $245 million. Full story...
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Couple claims largest lotto jackpot in Bladen Co. history

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An Elizabethtown man has won the largest lottery prize in Bladen County history. Wesley Skinner, who works as a warehouse manager in Dublin, and his wife Jeanette claimed claimed the $300,632 jackpot in Raleigh today. Full story...
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Mother, daughter get big lottery jackpot 3 times

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A mother and daughter in the Carolinas have three big lottery wins in the last 20 years between them. Full story...
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Wilmington man shares $250,000 Mega Millions prize with family

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Donald Holliday, an electrician from Wilmington, plans to share the $250,000 prize he won playing Mega Millions drawing with his family. Holiday matched all five white balls but not the Mega Ball in the June 14 drawing. Full story...
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Oak Island woman 'ecstatic' after big lottery win

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An Oak Island woman says she'll pay off her car loan and save for her three children after winning big in the lottery. Full story...
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WOOOOO! Ric Flair signing autographs at Azalea Festival Street Fair

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North Carolina wrestling icon Ric Flair will sign autographs Saturday at the Azalea Festival in Wilmington as part of his partnership with the N.C. Education Lottery in a new instant scratch-off game. Full story...
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Mega Millions jackpot up to $312M

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Get your lottery tickets ready. Tonight could be your big night. The Mega Millions jackpot is up to an estimated $312 million tonight. Full story...
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Everyday guy turns millionaire

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video One man is $1 million richer from a Powerball ticket he bought at a store in Whiteville. Dreams really do come true, and the community says it couldn't have happened to a better guy. Full story...
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North Carolina couple claims $1M lottery ticket

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A North Carolina couple has stepped forward just in time to claim their $1 million in the Mega Millions game. Full story...
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$1M lottery ticket may go unclaimed

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Who wants to be a millionaire? Apparently not the owner of a winning North Carolina Lottery ticket. Full story...
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