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April 17, 2020 By NCEL

Buncombe County woman tries Online Play, wins $775,794 Cash 5 jackpot

Benita Johnson of Asheville decided to buy her Carolina Cash 5 ticket through Online Play on the lottery’s website and ended up winning a $775,794 jackpot.

April 3, 2020 By NCEL

Changes coming to national Mega Millions game

Following the April 3 drawing, jackpots for the national Mega Millions game will be determined on a drawing-by-drawing basis.

April 3, 2020 By NCEL

Education Lottery Commission to meet Tuesday

Meeting will be held by teleconference beginning at 10 a.m.

April 2, 2020 By NCEL

Additional changes coming to U.S. Powerball game

Following April 8 drawing, amount of the jackpot and increases between drawings will be based on ticket sales and interest rates.

March 30, 2020 By NCEL

N.C. Education Lottery to extend temporary closing of its Claim Centers

To help protect the safety of lottery players, employees and the public during the coronavirus outbreak and per the Governor’s Executive Order 121, the N.C. Education Lottery is extending the temporary closing of its Claim Centers until further notice.

March 28, 2020 By NCEL

Some with multidraw Powerball tickets to get refunds from lottery

Those players should keep multidraw tickets purchased before Thursday, March 26, until refunds can be made.

March 26, 2020 By NCEL

Changes coming to Powerball game next time jackpot is won

When that happens, the next Powerball jackpot will reset to $20 million as an annuity.

March 23, 2020 By NCEL

Cabarrus County man wins $25,000 A Year For Life prize

Robee Bailey Jr. of Concord beat odds of one in 1.8 million in the Jan. 27 Lucky for Life drawing and won the $25,000 A Year for Life prize.

March 23, 2020 By NCEL

$200,000 win leads to investment opportunity for Cherokee County man

Jess Nichols of Murphy said he will take his $200,000 in lottery winnings and invest in some real estate.

March 21, 2020 By NCEL

Lottery to temporarily close all Claim Centers due to coronavirus outbreak

Prizes up to $599 can be claimed at lottery retail locations. For larger prizes, lottery recommends signing back of ticket and securing safely until Claim Centers reopen.

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