North Carolina (NC) Education Lottery - Winning Numbers & Results (2024)

North Carolina Lottery COVID-19 update

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, operating hours for North Carolina Lottery offices and the claiming process may change at any time. While we are continually monitoring the latest updates provided by the lottery operators, we recommend that you contact your local lottery office to get the most up-to-date information before claiming a prize. We appreciate your patience during this time.


Game NamePrize TypeNumbers
Pick 3 DaytimeTop Prize3 from 0-9
Pick 3 EveningTop Prize3 from 0-9
Pick 4 DaytimeTop Prize4 from 0-9
Pick 4 EveningTop Prize4 from 0-9
Cash 5Jackpot5 from 1-43
PowerballJackpot5 from 1-69 + 1 from 1-26
Mega MillionsJackpot5 from 1-70 + 1 from 1-25
Lucky for LifeTop Prize5 from 1-48 + 1 from 1-18

Game schedule

Advanced draws

GameAdvanced Draws
Pick 3 Daytimeup to 7
Pick 3 Eveningup to 7
Pick 4 Daytimeup to 7
Pick 4 Eveningup to 7
Cash 5up to 28
Powerballup to 30
Mega Millionsup to 26
Lucky for Lifeup to 28

Claiming prizes

Here's the process for claiming North Carolina Lottery prizes.

To claim a prize by mail, send the signed winning ticket to:

NC Lottery,
P.O. Box 41606
Raleigh, NC 27629-1606

When claiming prizes of $600 or more, you must also include a completed claim form, proof of your Social Security card, and a copy of your ID.

Keep a copy of all claim documents for your records.

Options for claiming

Claim centers

Tax information

Here are the taxes withheld from the lottery winnings of U.S. citizens or residents.

North Carolina Lottery tax withholdings on winnings from $600 to $5,000 for U.S. citizens or residents
$600 to $5,000State Tax4.5%
Federal Tax0%
Total: 4.5%
North Carolina Lottery tax withholdings on winnings over $5,000 for U.S. citizens or residents
Over $5,000State Tax4.5%
Federal Tax24%
Total: 28.5%

If the winner is not a U.S. citizen or resident, the taxes withheld by the North Carolina Lottery are different.

North Carolina Lottery tax withholdings on winnings of $600 to $5,000 for non-U.S. citizens or non-residents
$600 to $5,000State Tax4.5%
Federal Tax0%
Total: 4.5%
North Carolina Lottery tax withholdings on winnings over $5,000 for non-U.S. citizens or non-residents
Over $5,000State Tax4.5%
Federal Tax30%
Total: 34.5%

About the North Carolina Lottery

The state legislature approved the North Carolina Education Lottery in 2005. Since then, profits from ticket sales have gone toward education in North Carolina, funding various initiatives from preschool programs to college scholarships.

The North Carolina Lottery joined Powerball in 2006, followed by Mega Millions in 2010. The lottery also offers its own daily draw, jackpot, and scratch-off games.



(877) 382-4530, opt. 2

Postal address

North Carolina Lottery Headquarters: 2728 Capital Blvd., Suite 144, Raleigh, NC 27604


You need to be 18 or older to purchase and redeem lottery tickets.

You have 180 days from the date of the draw to claim your winnings.

The North Carolina Lottery is not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen tickets. Keep tickets safe. Signing your ticket helps prove you own it in case you lose it.

In North Carolina, a jackpot winner's name, city, county, and prize amount is made public unless the winner produces a valid protective order or an Address Confidentiality Program authorization.

We suggest that you consult a lawyer before claiming any big prizes, however, as it may be possible to claim your prize through a trust to retain your anonymity.

You cannot buy tickets through the mail or over the phone. You must purchase your North Carolina Lottery tickets at a licensed retailer, online, or through the North Carolina Lottery Official Mobile App.

You can choose from Pick 3, Pick 4, Cash 5, Lucky for Life, Powerball, and Mega Millions.

In North Carolina, all lottery prizes are subject to federal and state taxes. The North Carolina Lottery also withholds taxes on certain lottery winnings. Check our Tax Information section for more details.

Yes. For all North Carolina Lottery games, you can purchase multiple tickets for consecutive draws in advance.

The North Carolina Lottery uses proceeds from ticket sales to assist various educational initiatives in the state. State legislators direct how these funds are used every year. Last year, most of the money went to teacher salaries, school construction, and Pre-K programs.

Use the following links to find results for the day you are looking for:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

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North Carolina (NC) Education Lottery - Winning Numbers & Results (2024)


What time is pick 4 drawing in NC? ›

(Daytime) Pick 3 & Pick 4

Daytime drawings occur at approximately 3:00 PM.

Does North Carolina have the lottery? ›

The North Carolina Education Lottery began in 2005. Choose from scratch-offs, daily drawings or online lottery games. Carolina Pick 3 and Pick 4 are drawn daily at 3 p.m. and 11:20 p.m. Powerball lottery drawings are Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

What time is NC Powerball drawing tonight? ›

Drawings every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. Watch the drawings online or on any of these stations: WRAL Raleigh (ch.5)

How much is Mega Millions, NC? ›

Each Mega Millions play is $2 (add Megaplier for $1).

How do you win the Pick 4 in NC? ›

Ways To Win

The Pick 4 top prize is won by matching all 4 winning numbers in the exact order drawn. Additional prizes can be won based on play type. (See Prizes & Odds chart for details.) The numbers you select determine the ways to win.

What time is the NC pick 3 evening drawing? ›

Choose day draw (approx. 3 p.m.) to play daytime draws only. Choose evening draw (approx. 11:22 p.m.) to play evening draws only.

How much taxes are taken out of lottery winnings in North Carolina? ›

North Carolina will tax your lottery winnings just like all other income at a rate of 4.75%. The federal government will also tax your lottery winnings as income, but the percentage depends on your income bracket.

How long does it take to get lottery winnings in NC? ›

Generally, the deposit should arrive in the account within 2-3 business days. For winners receiving an annuity, the first payment of the annuity will be made electronically the day the prize is claimed. The additional annuity payments will be made annually based on a schedule determined by when the prize is claimed.

Can you buy lottery tickets with a debit card in NC? ›

Can I use a credit card to purchase lottery tickets? No. Acceptable forms of payment include cash, check, debit card, and gift card at the retailer's discretion. With Online Play, you can purchase using a debit card, PayPal (using a bank account), Online Banking, Venmo, Apple Pay, and ACH Bank Transfer.

How do you tell if you won anything on Powerball? ›

If you've decided to enter the Powerball lottery but don't know how to check the winning numbers, you can get them from the official Powerball website, sign up for instant email alerts, watch your local nightly news or check back at the venue where you purchased your ticket.

What if you get two numbers in the Powerball? ›

Yes, you can win money if you have 2 numbers in Powerball. Here is a breakdown of the prizes you can win based on the number of matching numbers [2]: Match 2 + Powerball: If you match two numbers and the Powerball, you win $7. Match 2: If you match two numbers without the Powerball, there is no prize.

Did anyone win the Powerball tonight? ›

There was no jackpot winner in California for this draw. But there are 55,804 winning tickets! Get your ticket for the next draw. To see draw results for participating POWERBALL lotteries outside California, search POWERBALL results.

What is the next drawing for Mega Millions? ›

Mega Millions drawings are held two times a week, every Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m. ET.

How much do I get if I have 2 numbers on Mega Millions? ›

If you match two white balls only, there is no prize. You can win a Mega Millions payout with one of nine different number combinations, and the prizes range from $2 to the jackpot.

How do you win $10,000 on Mega Millions? ›

$1 million prize: One in 12,607,306 (matching all five white balls) $10,000 prize: One in 931,001 (matching four white balls and the Mega Ball) $500 prize: One in 38,792 (matching four white balls) $200 prize: One in 14,547 (matching three white balls and the Mega Ball)

What is a four-way box? ›

(11) Straight/four-way box. A four-digit number in which three of the digits are the same (for example, "1112") that generates one straight bet and one box bet on a single ticket. Straight/box bets are limited to 50 cents for each bet type for a ticket price of $1.

What time is the North Carolina Mega Millions drawing tonight? ›

Mega Millions® drawings are held Tuesday and Friday at 11:00 pm ET. Five white balls are drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 through 70; one gold Mega Ball is drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 through 25.

How do I check my NC lottery ticket online? ›

To find your purchased numbers, click on your name and then click on My Account. From there, go to Upcoming Purchased Draws and then click View Numbers or Game History next to your selected game.

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