|August 31st, 2005||Legislation creating lottery signed into law|
|September 2005||NC Lottery Commission members appointed|
|October 6th, 2005||Initial meeting of NC Lottery Commission|
|November 17th, 2005||Tom Shaheen appointed Director, N|
|December 5th, 2005||Tom Shaheen begins work|
|December 12th, 2005||NC Lottery Commission voted to join multi-state Powerball|
|January 12th, 2006||Retail applications posted on web|
|January 30th, 2006||Instant ticket and online games contracts awarded to GTECH|
|February 3rd, 2006||5028 retail applications received|
|February 13th, 2006||First retail equipment installed|
|March 6th, 2006||First retailer trained|
|March 9th, 2006||First scratch off tickets unveiled|
|March 10th, 2006||Tickets delivered to warehouse|
|March 18th, 2006||4000th retailer installed|
|March 27th, 2006||Lottery advertising begins|
|March 28th, 2006||Instant tickets shipped to all approved retailers|
|March 30th, 2006||Education lottery begins retail sales|
|March 30th, 2006||Education lottery website live|
|March 31th, 2006||First $100,000 winner comes to Headquarters|
|April 18th, 2006||Two new scratch off games introduced|
|May 30th, 2006||Powerball sales began|
|May 31st, 2006||First Powerball draw and first Powerball $200,000 winner|
|June 7th, 2006||Player wins $1 million by powerplaying Powerball|
|July 22nd, 2006||Staff moved into permanent offices-Yonkers Road|
|August 26th, 2006||Live Powerball drawing in Durham|
|September 29th, 2006||Unveil Carolina Hurricanes ticket|
|October 6th, 2006||Carolina Pick 3 sales began|
|October 19th, 2006||First transfer to beneficiary programs--$50 million|
|October 20th, 2006||Broke $500,000,000 in sales|
|October 27th, 2006||Carolina Cash 5 sales began|
|October 29th, 2006||First Carolina Cash 5 jackpot winner|
|October 31st, 2006||First Holiday Tickets, first $10 ticket on sale|
|November 29th, 2006||First Powerball Jackpot winner--$74.5 million|
|December 8th, 2006||Retired first instant scratch-off games|
|February 16th, 2007|| Powerball Jackpot winner, Jackie Alston, comes forward|
|March 30th, 2007|| First anniversary-NASCAR promo-first second chance drawing|
|May 11th, 2007||Sizzlin' Millionaire Raffle tickets go on sale|
|May 12th, 2007||Sales surpass $1 billion|
|June 30th, 2007||Sizzlin' Millionaire Raffle tickets sell out|
|July 4th, 2007||First raffle draw|
|July 10th, 2007||Introduce "Big Ol' Bucks" tickets and BOB the pirate|
|September 10th, 2007||Carolina Cash 5 Mustang Madness-first promo to give away cars|
|September 26th, 2007||Phil Morgan wins the first Cash 5 Mustang|
|September 26th, 2007||32 players pick 4 of 5 white balls and Powerball based on TV show|
|November 11th, 2007||Merry Millionaire Raffle tickets go on sale|
|November 21st, 2007||NC Lottery conducts its first interim raffle draw for MMR|
|December 27th, 2008||Merry Millionaire Raffle draw|
|January 8th, 2008||$100 Million Cash Spectacular ticket with 73% prize payout goes on sale|
|February 12th, 2008||Farmville man wins first $1M annuity with $100 M Cash Spectacular|
|February 29th, 2008||Monthly sales top $100 million|
|March 27th, 2008||Harley ticket launched|
|March 31st, 2008||Mid-day Pick 3 draw begun|
|April 17th, 2008||First Harley Fat Boy awarded|
|May 3rd, 2008||Total sales top $2 B|
|May 16th, 2008||NCEL 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race|
|May 17th, 2008||Live Powerball drawing at Lowe's Motor Speedway|
|June 7th, 2008||Annual sales top $1B|
|June 30th, 2008||Transfers to education $350 million meet legislative budget|
|August 1st, 2008||First Ford F-150 Lariat awarded|
|August 5th, 2008||$130M Blockbuster goes on sale-first win for life grand prize|
|August 4th, 2008||NC Lottery drawing room completed and ready to handle entries for second chance drawings|
|September 8th, 2008||Charlotte college student wins first $1M annuity with $130 M Blockbuster|
|October 21th, 2008||First interim draw for $130M Blockbuster - win $50,000 a year for life conducted at NC Lottery drawing room |
|January 7th, 2009||First draw with Powerball matrix changes, Florida as a new member, and minimum $20 million jackpot|
|February 25th, 2009||DOND Drawing for 5 players to travel to Hollywood|
|February 26th, 2009||Surpassed $3 billion in sales|
|March 31st, 2009||Highest transfer to date - $114 million, bringing life-to-date transfers to over $1.032 billion|
|March 31st, 2009||Win Before It Begins Harley giveaway at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte|
|April 17th, 2009||Carolina Pick 4 added to NC Lottery games|
|May 9th, 2009||NC Lottery receives Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for first time|
|June 20th, 2009||Second Powerball jackpot winner sold in North Carolina - $88.1 million|
|June 23rd, 2009||Partial 4th quarter transfer brings fiscal year to targeted goal of $385.5 million with 3 weeks to go in fiscal year|
|June 23rd, 2009||Second Powerball jackpot winner comes forward - Jeff Wilson of Kings Mountain |
|July 1st, 2009||Final FY09 transfer brings fiscal year total to $410,876,050 and life-to-date total to $1,136,246,030|
|July 14th, 2009||World Series of Poker ticket launched; first ticket with chance to sit at the table for World Series of Poker; first online entry only draw|
|July 21st, 2009||NC Lottery receives Certificate of Achievement for Excellence for Public Annual Financial Report for the first time; only state lottery in 2009 to receive the award|
|August 11th, 2009||NC Lottery joins Twitter and begins tweeting for first time|
|August 12th, 2009||$130 Million Blockbuster final draw; awarded grand prize of $50,000 a year for life to Darlene MacQuaide of Fayetteville|
|September 22th, 2009||NC Lottery launches Facebook fan page|
|October 6thh, 2009||First $20 ticket, $200 Million Cash Extravaganza, available for sale; odds 1:2.65|
|October 7th, 2009||NC Lottery receives Public Gaming Research Institute’s Sharp Award for Good Causes for the greatest percentage increase in dollars to beneficiary programs of any state lottery|
|October 19th, 2009 ||First $3 million winner on $20 ticket, $200 Million Cash Extravaganza|
|October 20th, 2009||1000 Facebook fans|
|November 2nd, 2009||NC Lottery Commission votes to join the Mega Millions game|
|November 29th, 2009||1000 followers on Twitter|
|December 1st, 2009||First virtual game offered to enhance second chance drawing opportunity on Super Monopoly|
|January 26th, 2010||The Price is Right instant scratch-off ticket launched; includes second chance drawing to travel to Las Vegas to play a non-broadcast The Price is Right game|
|January 31st, 2010||NC Lottery begins selling MegaMillions tickets|
|February 8th, 2010||Frank Griffin wins Powerball jackpot of $141 million|
|March 4th, 2010||Price Is Right first second chance drawing for trip to Las Vegas|
|March 12th, 2010||Facebook and Twitter reach 5,000 fans and followers|
|March 30th, 2010||First Lottery to Go machine installed at the Realo in Kinston; this machine sells instant and online games|
|May 28th, 2010||First MegaMillions jackpot winning ticket sold in Greensboro|
|June 28th, 2010||Final FY10 transfer brings total for education to $419,463,272, exceeding the FY10 revised budget; life to date transfers to education equal $1,555,709,301.48|
|June 30th, 2010||NC Lottery receives Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for second time|
|July 2nd, 2010||Tickets for third NC Lottery raffle, Cash Splash Millionaire Raffle, go on sale with top prize of $1 million after taxes|
|July 19th, 2010||The NC Lottery transfers $419 million to the state Education Lottery Fund - the most ever in a single year - bringing the total amount to $1.556 billion. Achieved record year in sales of $1,421,313,102, up 9.9 percent from FY09 (based on uncertified results through June 30, 2010)|
|August 13th, 2010||2000 followers on Twitter|
|August 16th, 2010||Tom Shaheen, the NC Lottery's executive director since startup, announces he is leaving his post. Alice Garland, deputy executive director for legislative and corporate communications, is named acting director|
|September 19th, 2010||6,000 fans “like” the NC Lottery on Facebook|
|October 26th, 2010||The NC Lottery transfers $99.4 million to the State Education Lottery Fund, raising the total to $1.655 billion to education since startup|
|January 18th, 2011||Alice Garland, who had served as Acting Executive Director since August 16, 2010, is named new Executive Director of the NC Lottery|
|February 4th, 2011||Michael Stutts wins largest instant ticket prize in NC Lottery history ever awarded: $200,000 a year for life, $4 million guaranteed|
|February 9th, 2011||Combined audience on Facebook & Twitter surpasses 10,000|
|February 24th, 2011||The Player's Club launches.|
|February 27th, 2011||Daily afternoon Pick 4 drawings and Sunday afternoon Pick 3 drawings launch|
|March 2011||Best week of sales ever leads to best month of sales ever, driving best quarter of sales in NC Lottery history|
|March 28th, 2011||WLOS-TV Asheville begins airing NC Lottery drawings on 11 p.m. newscasts|
|March 30th, 2011||The NC Lottery celebrates five years of sales, prizes and returns to the state|
|June 27th, 2011||Achieved $6.36 billion in total sales since inception|
|June 29th, 2011||Earnings for the state exceed $2 billion with record transfer of $446.9 million|
|July 22nd, 2011||3000 followers on Twitter|
|August 18th, 2011||NC Lottery receives Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for third time|
|November 25th, 2011||The World Lottery Association, an international organization representing 140 lotteries from 90 countries, awards the NC Lottery the Level 2 certification in its responsible gaming program.|
|January 26th, 2012||NC Lottery transfers $111.6 million to the State Education Lottery Fund, raising the total to $2.2 billion to education since startup|
|March 30th, 2012||NC Lottery posts records sales of Mega Millions tickets as the jackpot soars to $656 million|
|April 26th, 2012||NC Lottery transfers $127 million to the State Education Lottery Fund, raising the total to $2.35 billion to education since startup|
|June 28th, 2012|| Final FY12 transfers of $102.8 million bring the annual total transferred to education to $456.7 million. The cumulative total transferred to education is $2.45 billion since startup.|
|June 30th, 2012|| Lottery concludes FY12 with annual sales of $1.59 billion, bringing the cumulative total to more than $7.9 billion since startup|
|July 25th, 2012|| Lottery announces that 33 prizes of $1 million or more were awarded in FY12, with an estimated $953 million in total prizes paid during the year|
|August 28th, 2012|| Four new games begin that offer players the chance to win as much as $5,000 a week for life. The guaranteed value of the prizes represent the largest ever offered on instant tickets at $1, $2, $5, and $10 per play|
|October 1st, 2012||Lucke-Rewards goes live, allowing players to enter tickets online for points they can use to enter exclusive drawings for cash and other prizes.|
|October 25th, 2012||Lottery transfers $121.1 million for education to the state, bringing life-to-date transfers to over $2.58 billion.|
|November 28th, 2012||NC Lottery posts records sales of Powerball tickets as the jackpot soars to $587 million|
|January 28th, 2013||Lottery transfers $117.4 million for education to the state, bringing life-to-date transfers to over $2.69 billion.|
|January 28th, 2013||4000 followers on Twitter|
|February 22nd, 2013||Rusty Hunter wins top prize playing $4,000,000 Gold Bullion game. No NC Lottery player has ever won a larger guaranteed prize instantly.|
|March 3rd, 2013||Homer Buffaloe wins $1,144,821 - the largest unsplit jackpot in the history of the game.|
|March 21nd, 2013||25,000 likes on Facebook|
|April 9th, 2013||Emily Stone wins the Holiday Millions second-chance drawing for $3 million - the largest prize of its kind awarded in NC Lottery history.|
|April 25th, 2013||Lottery transfers $120.6 million for education to the state, bringing life-to-date transfers to over $2.8 billion.|
|May 18th, 2013||Powerball jackpot reaches a record $590.5 million.|
|June 26th, 2013||The lottery surpasses $1 billion in fiscal year instant ticket sales for the first time.|
|June 27th, 2013||FY13 transfers to education total $461.3 million. The cumulative total transferred to education is $2.92 billion since the lottery began.|
|June 30th, 2013||Lottery concludes FY13 with annual sales of $1.69 billion, bringing the cumulative total to more than $9.6 billion since startup.|
|August 9th, 2013||Dan Royal, who previously won $750,000 instantly, is introduced as a top prize winner in the $5,000 a Week for Life! game. His second stroke of luck, worth at least $5.2 million, makes him the biggest two-time lottery winner in NC Lottery history.|
|September 10th, 2013||On the 2,721st day since the lottery began selling tickets on March 30, 2006, the NC Lottery reaches the $10 billion sales milestone.|
|October 19th, 2013||New Mega Millions game begins with new number matrix, bigger starting jackpots, and bigger match five prizes.|
|October 24th, 2013||Lottery transfers $153.8 million for education to the state – the largest quarterly transfer in its history – bringing life-to-date transfers to more than $3.07 billion.|
|November 22nd, 2013||Everette Sloop Jr. becomes first player in the country to win $3 million playing the new Mega Millions game.|
|December 5th, 2013||Web-based subscription service launches as part of the Lucke-Zone, allowing players to buy multi-draw tickets for Carolina Cash 5, Mega Millions and Powerball.|
|January 10th, 2014||Pick 3 players haul in $3.4 million in prizes when the combination 8-8-8 appears in the evening drawing.|
|February 4th, 2014||Green & Gold instant ticket first in North Carolina with "Back Scratch" feature that lets players try their luck on both sides of the ticket.|
|March 30th, 2014||EZ match feature added to Carolina Cash 5. For an additional $1, players can win up to $500 instantly.|
|June 30th, 2014||Lottery ends the fiscal year with $503.1 million in earnings for education.|
|July 10th, 2014||$2 million Powerball winner says she'll fund scholarship at Shaw University.|
|September 7th, 2014||Tickets for All or Nothing - North Carolina's first new draw game in four and a half years - go on sale.|
|September 16th, 2014||NC Lottery becomes 5th lottery to achieve WLA Level 3 certification for Responsible Gaming.|
|October 7th, 2014||In a first for the lottery industry, the NC Lottery launches Papa John's scratch-off game that offers the chance to win cash prizes and a free or discounted food item on every ticket.|
|November 26th, 2014||Onslow County farm worker from Hubert becomes first player to win $250,000 top prize playing All or Nothing.|
|February 1st, 2015||New 1-OFF play type begins for Pick 3 and Pick 4 players.|
|February 23rd, 2015||Marie Holmes of Shallotte in Brunswick County claims $188 million jackpot to become North Carolina's fourth Powerball jackpot winner and the largest lottery winner in state history.|
|February 25th, 2015||Winning instant tickets become eligible for Lucke-Rewards points.|
|March 3rd, 2015||Lucke-Zone mobile app launches allowing players to scan their tickets for Lucke-Rewards points and second-chance entry.|
|April 7th, 2015||New Trucks & Bucks game offers chances to win cash, new trucks.|
|April 16th, 2015||$754,482 Cash 5 jackpot, largest of the year, split by lucky tickets sold in Charlotte and Winston-Salem.|
|June 28th, 2015||FOX8 (WGHP-TV) becomes lottery's Triad draw station.|
|June 30th, 2015||Lottery ends the fiscal year with $521.2 million in earnings for education.|
|July 15th, 2015||James Lampi Jr., a contractor from Mint Hill, claims a $4 million prize. He did so after several weeks of driving around without realizing he had a winning $200 Million Blowout ticket in his truck.|
|August 18th, 2015||Bill and April Richee of Winston-Salem claim their second Carolina Cash 5 jackpot in four years, winning $260,278 in the Aug. 8 drawing. In September 2011, they won half of a $234,832 jackpot for a share of $117,416.|
|September 1st, 2015||North Carolina's first scented scratch-off ticket, BBQ Bucks, is introduced. It smells like smoky BBQ.|
|September 1st, 2015||The state's first $30 ticket, Ultimate Millions, goes on sale with a total of 25 prizes from $1 million to $10 million.|
|September 21st, 2015||Lexington couple wins largest scratch-off prize in state history. Dale and Robin Summey won the first $10 million prize in the Ultimate Millions game.|
|November 23rd, 2015||Lottery moves Greensboro office to new location.|
|December 1st, 2015||Six versions of new Lucky Dog scratch-off tickets go on sale featuring distinctive breeds – and the chance to win up to $30,000 instantly.|
|January 6th, 2016||Lottery announced IGT has been awarded a new contract for gaming systems and Scientific Games has been awarded the instant ticket and related services contract.|
|January 13th, 2016||Powerball ticket sales helped to set a new single-day record for lottery ticket sales in the state of $27.8 million, including $20.9 million from Powerball alone.|
|February 7th, 2016||Tickets go on sale for Lucky for Life, the lottery's third multistate draw game. Unlike Powerball and Mega Millions that have jackpots that grow larger, the game features a unique set top prize of $1,000 a Day for Life.|
|February 15th, 2016||Gina Short of Mecklenburg County wins $1 million in the first Ultimate Millions second-chance drawing. She said it means a fresh start as she continued her fight against breast cancer.|
|March 30th, 2016||The lottery marks its 10th Anniversary with $4.2 billion for education earned in a decade.|
|May 4th, 2016||Gina Short, who less than three months earlier won $1 million in a second-chance drawing, wins big again – this time winning the top prize of $250,000 playing All or Nothing.|
|May 15th, 2016||A new version of Carolina Cash 5 begins, with an updated matrix and odds designed to create faster-growing, larger jackpots.|
|May 16th, 2016||David Harris, a truck driver from Rocky Mount, becomes the second player to win North Carolina’s largest scratch-off prize of $10 million on an Ultimate Millions ticket.|
|May 17th, 2016||The lottery announces partnership with Jeffrey Earnhardt for two races at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The fourth-generation racer is the grandson of racing legend Dale Earnhardt and nephew of the iconic Dale Earnhardt Jr.|
|May 25th, 2016||Ralph Havis, the long-time owner of the Beef Burger restaurant in Greensboro, has a third helping of good luck, adding $1 million to his twin wins of $150,000. He won all three prizes in the span of less than two years.|
|June 30th, 2016||For a 10th year in a row, the lottery finishes the fiscal year with record sales and earnings, raising $634 million for education on sales of $2.38 billion. Players won $1 million or more 58 times in 12 months.|
|July 8th, 2016||The Mega Millions jackpot reaches $536 million, the third-largest in the game’s history. A single ticket sold in Indiana won it all.|
|July 15th, 2016||The National Council on Problem Gambling presents executive director Alice Garland with Don Hulen Award for Advocacy for her leadership expanding responsible gaming efforts across the United States, making her the first industry professional to earn the honor.|
|July 25th, 2016||Players with winning tickets in the evening Pick 3 drawing collect $2.9 million when the combination 5-5-5 is drawn.|
|August 2nd, 2016||On the heels of the Panthers reaching the Super Bowl, the state’s first Carolina Panthers lottery ticket goes on sale. It has a unique second-chance prize: 20 years of season tickets to Panthers home games, valued at more than $100,000.|
|August 9th, 2016||The lottery announces the 10 winners of $20,000 in the Proud Moments contest. The prizes were awarded to families who shared stories about how education made a difference in their lives.|
|September 1st, 2016||For the first time, a Carolina Cash 5 ticket purchased via online subscription wins a jackpot. The lucky player won $149,970.|
|September 28th, 2016||David Winstead, a small businessman from Nashville, becomes the third winner of $10 million in the Ultimate Millions game.|
|September 29th, 2016||The lottery introduces its new branding, including a modern update to its logo. The brand evolution coincides with a roll-out of upgraded technology in stores and online.|
|November 3rd, 2016||Manalle Earnhardt, an emergency room nurse from Salisbury, becomes the first Lucky for Life player in North Carolina to win the game’s top prize of $1,000 a Day for Life.|
|December 6th, 2016||The lottery’s second $30 instant game, Extreme Millions, goes on sale. It starts with four top prizes of $10 million and 22 instant prizes of $1 million. Four second-chance drawings will award $1 million prizes.|
|February 7th, 2017||Longtime Panthers fan Pamela Jamison of Dallas, NC is presented with 20 years of season tickets to watch her favorite team play at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte. She won the prize by submitting a Panthers scratch-off ticket into the grand prize second-chance drawing in Lucke-Rewards.|
|March 26th, 2017||Conversion to a new gaming system is completed after a year-long effort. Under the new contract, IGT provides the operating system and Scientific Games provides instant ticket and related services.|
|March 31st, 2017||As the lottery celebrates its 11th birthday, monthly sales records are broken for Pick 3 at $30.4 million and instant games at $167 million.|
||Lottery launches new slogan “Dream a little”
|June 3rd, 2017
||Single ticket sold in Hickory wins record $1.7 million Cash 5 jackpot
|June 5th, 2017
||Lottery headquarters in Raleigh moves from Yonkers Road to new location on Capital Boulevard.
|June 9th, 2017
||Family of 17 claims $1.7 million Cash 5 jackpot
|June 30th, 2017
||The lottery finishes the fiscal year with record sales, raising $622 million for education on sales of $2.42 billion. Players won $1 million or more 59 times.
|July 11th, 2017
||Lottery surprises Wilmington player, Jeff Gould, with a new Jeep after he became the first person to win the Jeep second-chance drawing.
|August 10th, 2017
||For the first time in history, the Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots hit over $300 million at the same time.
|September 18th, 2017
||Executive Director Alice Garland elected to the Lottery Industry Hall of Fame.
|October 4th, 2017
||Monte Hukill of High Point, a Marine veteran, becomes the first player to win $10 million in the Extreme Millions scratch-off game.
|October 23rd, 2017
||Executive Director Alice Garland named the first recipient of the Arch L. Gleason Industry Award for Responsible Gambling Leadership.
|October 28th, 2017
||Mega Millions makes game changes, raises starting jackpot to $40 million.
|October 29th, 2017
||Lottery launches new draw game called Carolina Keno
|November 13th, 2017
||Lottery launches new website and mobile app with ticket checker.
||Lottery launches first novelty sized Big Money scratch-off ticket with four games on one ticket.
|Dec 10th, 2017
||Wilmington Claim Center moves to new location on Cardinal Extension Drive
|Dec 20th, 2017
||Lottery achieves top certification for responsible gaming, becoming the youngest U.S. lottery to achieve Level 4 accreditation from the World Lottery Association.
|January 15th, 2018
||Fifty-two North Carolinians and their companions set sail on first Powerball Power Cruise in the Caribbean.
|March 1st, 2018
||Alex Jasinski of Bailey, a school bus driver, wins $25,000 For Life Lucky For Life prize using online play.
|March 3rd, 2018
||Lottery hits $20 billion in sales.
|March 30th, 2018
||Executive Director Alice Garland retires.
|April 1st, 2018
||M. Mark Michalko, who led the creation of the California Lottery, becomes the third director of the N.C. Education Lottery.
|May 1st, 2018
||Lottery launches second novelty sized scratch-off ticket, Crown Jewels. The ticket features four games and 44 chances to win.
|June 28th, 2018
||Patricia and Barry Forrest of Raleigh become first players to win $100,000 playing Carolina Keno.
|June 30th, 2018
||For the 12th year in a row, the lottery finishes the fiscal year with record sales, raising $670 million for education on sales of $2.6 billion. Players won $1 million or more 70 times.
|Aug 7th, 2018
||Lottery launches third $30 ticket, Colossal Cash. It starts with four top prizes of $10 million and 16 instant prizes of $1 million. Five second-chance drawings will award $1 million prizes.
Lottery teams up with the Carolina Panthers to launch a second Panther themed scratch-off ticket. The ticket has a top prize of $200,000 and a second-chance drawing with a prize of a luxury suite for all home games in the 2019 season.
||Lottery launches first suite of Back Scratch tickets. Each ticket features extra chances to win on the back.
||Lottery partners with Fast NC to help schools impacted by Hurricane Florence.
||Lottery doubles Cash 5 starting jackpot to $100,000 resulting in larger and faster growing jackpots.
||Lottery surprises Jasmine Maloy of Charlotte with a Panthers luxury suite for 12 for the 2019 season.
||Demetrius Underwood of Eastover wins first $10 million Colossal Cash prize.
||Lottery launches School Heroes campaign to recognize 10 heroes and their schools with $10,000.
||Lottery launches fourth $30 ticket. $300,000,000 Supreme Riches offers four top prizes of $10 million and six $1 million prizes.
Quads come up in Carolina Pick 4 drawing resulting in a $6.6 million win for lottery players.
||Vielka Roman of Autryville wins a $1.3 million Cash 5 jackpot on Mother's Day. The largest single win for a Cash 5 jackpot in North Carolina.
Wheel of Fortune co-host Vanna White serves as grand marshal at the NC Lottery 200 race.
||Charles W. Jackson Jr. of Hope Mills wins a $344.6 million Powerball jackpot. The largest lottery prize ever won in North Carolina.
Quads come up in Carolina Pick 4 drawing resulting in a $7.8 million win for lottery players, the most ever won in a single drawing in the game.
For the 13th year in a row, the lottery finishes the fiscal year with record sales, raising $709.2 million for education on sales of $2.86 billion. Players won $1 million or more 66 times.
||Carolina Keno game expands statewide with drawings happening every four minutes.
||Lottery ticket sales cross a $25 billion milestone on Saturday, Dec. 14, averaging $7.8 million a day.
||A new program called Play Smart™, begins. The program makes the N.C. Education Lottery the first U.S. lottery to start an original player-focused, lottery-specific responsible gaming and prevention program centered on the education, encouragement and empowerment of lottery players.
||For the 14th year in a row, the lottery finishes the fiscal year with record sales, topping $3 billion in sales for the first time. From the sales, the lottery raises $729.8 million for education.
||The numbers 9-9-9-9 in the Aug. 24 evening Carolina Pick 4 drawing added up to a $9.2 million win for lottery players, the most ever won in a single drawing in the game.
||Fast Play gives North Carolinians a fun, new lottery game in which players can win a jackpot instantly. Fast Play is the first type of lottery game to offer a chance to win a rolling jackpot instantly while also giving players the chance to win cash prizes instantly too.
||The N.C. Education Lottery marks its 15th anniversary after raising $8 billion for education since its start. At the current level of sales, the lottery raises on average $2 million a day for education.
||The N.C. Education Lottery sets new records for sales and money raised for education in FY21, earning $936 million in profits from $3.8 billion in sales. With the new sales record, the lottery continued increasing its ticket sales every year of its operations, 15 years in a row.
||North Carolinians get a daily chance at winning a lifetime supply of cash as the Lucky for Life draw game begins holding daily drawings. The game is the only lottery game in North Carolina to feature a top prize of $1,000 A Day For Life and a second prize of $25,000 A Year For Life.
||The N.C. Education Lottery receives the World Lottery Association’s Level 4 recertification for its commitment to building the best practices in responsible gaming into all of its operations. Only a few lotteries worldwide have achieved Level 4 certification, the highest level possible under the association’s strict responsible gaming standards. The lottery has achieved this certification twice.
||The numbers 0-0-0-0 in the Nov. 13 afternoon’s Carolina Pick 4 drawing added up to a $10.3 million win for lottery players, setting a new record for the most ever won in a single drawing in the game.
||The N.C. Education Lottery crosses a big milestone in its mission to raise money for education in North Carolina, passing the $9 billion mark. The $9 billion milestone comes after the lottery celebrated its 16th anniversary on March 30th.
Powerball celebrates its 30th anniversary. North Carolina joined the Powerball game on May 30, 2006. Since then, the game raised more than $1.1 billion for education programs in the state.
||North Carolinians trying their luck on lottery games won the most prizes ever in fiscal year 2022, helping to raise $929.8 million for education programs. In fiscal year 2022, the lottery recorded $3.88 billion in ticket sales, continuing its record of increasing sales every and paid out a record amount in prizes, $2.54 billion.