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Lottery tickets make the perfect gift – just not for everyone

November 26, 2018 Posted by NC Lottery at 9:04 AM

The gift-giving season is officially upon us. Do you know what that means? Long to-do lists and hours spent looking for that just-so-perfect gift. But don’t worry – we’ve got ya covered.

This year’s holiday scratch-off tickets make the perfect stocking stuffer so you’ll have one less thing to worry about this holiday season. You can give them to your co-worker at the white elephant party, to your mailman, or to that special someone. The best part? You don’t even have to wrap them! Show up with a lottery ticket and let the sound of scratching fill the air!

While you’re crossing off, “Get gifts” from your to-do list, remember one important tidbit. Lottery tickets are not for children. Why?

From working with our partners in the area of problem gambling, we know that some who develop a gambling problem report their first experience came when they were young. To help stop that from happening, we encourage adults to be active partners with us in preventing lottery tickets from ending up in the hands of minors.

Have fun this holiday season, and good luck with that holiday to-do list. 


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6/21/2019 06:18 - Rosalina C G.

I am observing and learning how to play these games, in the first & second chance Lucke-rewards, where to purchase the tickets, I will try to play the game(s)pick 3,pick 4,and see how it works for me.

6/15/2019 05:05 - JIM B.

There is nothing better than a free scratch off ticket giving or receiving. Let's see now-since we are discussing the holiday season,we must be talking about July 4th upcoming. Happy 4th of July holiday season to all and may all your scratching be profitable!

6/14/2019 07:13 - Linda S.

They make great stocking stuffers. ??

2/20/2019 12:05 - paul b.

Some people have the most of luck in the second chance lucke-rewards, I saw were a person won $500 on 1/9/19 then turned right around and won $2019 on 2/6/19

2/10/2019 10:26 - Anthony C.

How many big winners have won near sanford nc NC Lottery
Too many to count! Here's a link to some past big winners from Sanford:

2/09/2019 08:47 - Crystal H.

I had the holiday 2nd chance and the other 2x drawings on my app. They are gone. Closing dates were 1-31. And drawing was 2-6. Can someone tell me why they disappeared. All other enteres are still there. Confused... NC Lottery
Crystal- Try making sure "All" drawings are selected. They may have been moved under "Expired" drawings. If that doesn't work you can call 1-855-767-1863 and someone should be able to help you.

12/02/2018 10:30 - Roslyn K.


11/30/2018 12:50 - Evelyn M.

I haven't been able to find the winners of any of the second chance games nor the winners of any gamesNC Lottery
Hey there Evelyn, For second-chance and Lucke-Rewards drawings, the winner's names will be shared on the "Draws" page as they claim their prizes. You can find the winners of our draw games and scratch-off games over on the "Winners" page. Hope this helps!

11/30/2018 12:22 - jennie h.

I LOVE getting lottery tickets for Christmas. I am the easiest person in the family to buy for. Even if I don't win I always have fun scratching off a ticket. I just wish I win big in Crouse nc someday. Second chance drawings too. Merry Christmas NC Lottery. NC Lottery
Merry Christmas to you, Jennie! We're so glad to hear you have fun scratching your presents. We hope you have a lucky ticket under the tree this year!

11/27/2018 03:37 - patricia w.

For the retailers, why aren't more big prize tickets in st.paul nc and parkton ncNC Lottery
Hey Patricia! We've seen lots of big winners in Robeson County lately! Here's a link to some of the big winners in your neck of the woods:

11/27/2018 01:34 - Berry B.

Very true,I don't want L T's, for a Xmas present!

11/26/2018 11:06 - Theodore E.

11/26/2018 TW. Lottery tickets have been my gifts, for the last three years. It will be the same this year.

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