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

Carolina Keno Live!

Across North Carolina

The NC Education Lottery could be stopping by your favorite pub, restaurant or hangout to bring you Carolina Keno Live! Now through November, our exciting team will be criss-crossing the state to host events at some of your favorite local spots to teach you all about the fun of playing Carolina Keno. They will be providing games, entertainment and free prizes. So, take a break from the same-old, same-old and make some memories worth remembering with the game of thrilling, nonstop match-making action. Stop by for a chance to learn how to play Carolina Keno, where you have a chance to win up to $100,000 every five minutes.

Carolina Keno Live may be coming to a location near you. More events will be added, up to a week or two in advance of each event, so check back regularly.

Click here for event schedule.


Barbecue Festival

October 27, 2018
Lexington, NC

Get ready to pig out, and join the North Carolina Education Lottery at the 35th annual Barbecue Festival in Lexington, NC on Saturday October 27, 2018. The Barbecue Festival draws nearly 200,000 people annually, featuring over 400 exhibitors, live music and entertainment on SEVEN different stages, and MORE! Stop by our trailer to learn about exciting new NCEL games and enjoy the BUY, SPIN, & WIN promotion for your chance to win NCEL merchandise!

For more information about the 2018 Barbecue Festival, please visit their website at


Wilmington Riverfest

November 17 - November 18, 2018
Wilmington, NC

Make plans to join the North Carolina Education Lottery in Historic Downtown Wilmington for the 36th annual Wilmington Riverfest from November 17 and November 18 2018. The Wilmington Riverfest draws nearly a quarter million people annually, featuring over 200 craft and food vendors, live music and entertainment, fireworks and MORE! Stop by NCEL trailer on Water Street to learn about our exciting new games. Enjoy the BUY, SPIN, & WIN promotion for your chance to win NCEL merchandise!

For more information, please visit the Wilmington Riverfest website at:

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