Events

The North Carolina Education Lottery sponsors a variety of community events throughout the state to help raise awareness about our products and beneficiaries.
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Carolina Keno Promotions

Thursdays in September
Across North Carolina

Win 50% More when you add Multiplier to Your Keno ticket Thursdays 5-7pm in September

Come out and learn all about Carolina Keno, the fast-paced, exciting lottery game with drawings every four minutes. The Lottery team will be onsite to teach you how to play the game.

Purchase a Carolina Keno draw game ticket at select lottery retailer or vending machines during the promotion period and receive 50% higher prize amounts on winning Keno tickets

Don't miss out on the fun of Carolina Keno or your chance to win cash prizes every 4 minutes!

Events will be added, up to a week or two in advance of each event, so check back regularly to find a Keno promotion near you!

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North Carolina Folk Festival

North Carolina Folk Festival

September 10th – 12th, 2021
Greensboro, NC

The North Carolina Education Lottery is a proud sponsor of the North Carolina Folk Festival. The North Carolina Folk Festival is a large-scale, three-day outdoor event that’s free to the public held in Greensboro, North Carolina. The North Carolina Folk Festival celebrates the roots, richness, and variety of American culture. It features over 300 of the nation’s finest traditional musicians, dancers, and craftspeople in performances, workshops, and demonstrations, plus savory Southern and ethnic cuisines, craft brews, non-stop participatory dancing, storytelling, parades, and more. It has become a premier destination for celebrating the cultural and heritage in North Carolina.

Be sure to visit the lottery booth as we bring our newest promotion the Bigger Spin. Don’t forget to purchase a $10 Bigger Spin ticket to receive a spin on the Bigger Spin Wheel, and if you add $5 of any lottery game, you will receive 2 spins.

For more information, please visit the North Carolina Folk Festival website.

North Carolina Mountain State Fair

North Carolina Mountain State Fair

September 10th- 19th, 2021
Asheville, NC

The North Carolina Education Lottery is a proud sponsor of the North Carolina Mountain State Fair. The Mountain State Fair is the state fair of the western part of the state, and is attended by more than 180,000 people. The Western North Carolina Agriculture Center is the home of the Mountain State Fair, and is located near the Asheville Regional Airport. The fair features plenty of exhibits, animals, food, rides, and much more.

Be sure to join us for North Carolina Education Lottery Day on Saturday, September 18th. The first 15,000 adults 18 and older will receive a promotional scratch and win ticket for fair prizes upon entry to the fair.

While attending any one of the 10 days of the fair, be sure to stop by the lottery booth to learn about all of our exciting games, including Fast Play and our newest instant scratch-off games. Purchase $5 worth of Fast Play tickets and $5 of any lottery game for a chance to take home great prizes!

For more information, please visit the North Carolina Mountain State Fair website.

International Folk Festival

International Folk Festival

September 25th – 26th, 2021
Fayetteville, NC

The North Carolina Education Lottery is a proud sponsor of the International Folk Festival. The International Folk Festival is a large-scale, two-day outdoor event that’s free to the public held in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The International Folk Festival is the stage where families, neighbors and visitors celebrate the diverse cultures, traditions and cuisine that reside right here in Cumberland County. This year enjoy an international street dance, Parade of Nations, live performances, authentic cuisine, arts and crafts vendors and American Indian Showcase.

While you are at the festival, visit the lottery booth to learn about all of our exciting games, including Fast Play and our newest instant scratch-off games. Purchase $5 worth of Fast Play tickets and $5 of any lottery game for a chance to take home great prizes!

For more information, please visit the International Folk Festival website.

Blue Grass Live

IBMA Bluegrass Live!

October 1-October 2, 2021
Raleigh, NC

Come and celebrate the IBMA Bluegrass Live with the North Carolina Education Lottery! IBMA Bluegrass Live! is a one-of-a-kind event featuring Grammy Award winners, top-notch emerging acts, traditional bluegrass, and a street fest featuring more than 100 bands performing on seven stages along Fayetteville Street.

While you are at the IBMA Bluegrass Live! be sure to stop by the NCEL trailer, located directly adjacent from the Shop Local Raleigh, area to learn about all of the new and exciting games! Don’t forget to purchase a $10 Bigger Spin ticket to receive a spin on the Bigger Spin Wheel, and if you add $5 of any lottery game, you will receive 2 spins.

For more information, please visit the IBMA Bluegrass Live! website.

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