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Lottery funds to help schools impacted by Hurricane Florence

October 9, 2018 Posted by NC Lottery at 11:31 AM

Funds raised by the North Carolina Education Lottery are going to help schools impacted by Hurricane Florence.  More than 130 schools are still closed due to damage from the storm, and 90,000 students are out of class until repairs can be made.

To help in the relief efforts, Governor Roy Cooper directed $25 million in lottery funds to be used to repair K-12 public schools.

Many of the affected school districts are out money and need financial help to fix roofs, flooring, and replace furniture. Schools in Brunswick, Craven, Duplin, Jones, New Hanover, Onslow, Pender and Robeson counties will be the first priority.  

Federal disaster funds will reimburse part of the money, but by making the transfer now, schools will be able to speed up the recovery process.

Every year the lottery raises over $650 million for education in the state. Lawmakers decide how and when that money is used.


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10/14/2018 12:40 - Steve M.

So, I am curious how random this game really is. In the past 2 years, I have personally purchased over 500 of these tickets. There has never, ever been a number 10! Either as one of my winning numbers up top, nor as the 30 other numbers on the bottom. Guess I'm wondering why? Or, was the number 10 programmed as a grand prize winning number maybe? I guess I would have thought among over 500 tickets, I would have seen a 10 at some point.......?NC Lottery
Hey Steve, Are you talking about one scratch-off game in particular, or all of them as a whole? We can assure you that the number 10 is included on scratch-off tickets! Here's a link to one example. Here you'll see the game info on Crown Jewels, that includes a "scratched" version of the ticket, that includes the number 10: Hope this helps answer your question!

10/11/2018 03:39 - Denver G.

That's too funny. The blog is about "NC STRONG", in the USA !!! But that's okay ay ?

10/11/2018 01:00 - Denver G.

Anyone know what the heck BCLC stands for???NC Lottery
Hey Denver, We're thinking they were referring to the British Columbia Lottery Corporation.

10/10/2018 11:48 - Denver G.

LZ, thanx for all you do. I am sure there are many out there who are very thankful of all the money the NCEL provides. Like always there are the "MEME" people that can't see past the nose on their face. I also wanted to say that the "Mega Power Pack Second Chance Promotion" is in my humble opinion ,thee best 2nd chance promotion that you have ever had. Think about it,100 players a week will get a free $300 pack of scratchers for 5 straight weeks! That's 60 tickets that could have a possible jackpot. And then those that have a free QP for MM or PB that could yield at least $40 million or more !!!! Plus less likely for people to cheat looking for high dollar 2nd chance scratchers in the trash on both sides of the counter.NC Lottery
Thanks for the feedback, Denver. We're glad you like this new second-chance promotion. With so many chances to win, we would love to see some big winners!

10/10/2018 06:01 - Mike S.

LZ - how many entries were in the 10/3 Panthers drawing? Thanks.NC Lottery
Hey there Mike! The Carolina Panthers second-chance drawing on 10/3 had 86,923 entries.

10/09/2018 09:17 - Berry B.

That is nothing,the BCLC can do more then 25 M!!

10/09/2018 04:16 - greg s.

It looks like schools do not have insurance!

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