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Light up the holidays with extra chances to win

November 27, 2019 Posted by NC Lottery at 9:00 AM

The gift giving season is in full swing so we’re wrapping up extra chances for you to win this December.

If you need some extra holiday shopping money, enter our Lucke-Rewards Pocket Payout weekly drawing. One lucky player will win $500 each week.

You can make your holiday merry and bright by entering our Reindeer Riches monthly Lucke-Rewards drawing. If you’re lucky, you could be one of 25 players to win $5,000. Now that would make a nice present under the tree.

It might not be a white Christmas, but for one lucky player, it’s going to be a blue one. We’re giving away a Duke Basketball rivalry game experience. One winner will get two game tickets to the Duke Vs. Carolina basketball game on Saturday, March 7 at Cameron Indoor stadium. In addition to game tickets, the winner will receive a parking pass and access for two to the pre-game hospitality at the Washington Duke Inn, which includes a pre-game meal. The winner will also receive a Coach K autographed basketball and a $500 Visa gift card.

For some extra holiday cheer, be sure to check out the ‘Earn Points’ section of Lucke-Rewards. We’ve added new activities that will let you play and earn points.

And finally, if you buy a draw game ticket during the month of December, you could win a coupon good for one free game of Keno. Eligible games include Pick 3, Pick 4, Cash 5, Lucky For Life, Powerball, and Mega Millions.

Happy holidays and good luck!



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1/15/2020 10:48 - Robert C.

The Reindeer Riches drawing lists 24 $500 winners. Where are the 25 $5,000 winners? Thanks.NC Lottery
Good catch, Robert! That's a typo on the winner's page. It should be $5,000, not $500. We'll have our web team get that fixed right away.

1/14/2020 02:05 - Christopher C.

Where the 25 Winners of the Reindeer Riches ever announced ?NC Lottery
Hi Christopher, We've already announced some of the winners! As winners respond and claim their prize, we update the website to reflect that. You can view the winners that have claimed so far by visiting the Lucke-Rewards page, clicking the "Past Drawings & Winners" tab, then choosing the Reindeer Riches drawing and clicking the "Winners" button. Here's a link to the rewards page:

12/07/2019 05:19 - Kyle E.

Christmas isn't the only holiday at this time of year so using "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas" makes much more sense unless a person is specifically talking about Christmas.

12/01/2019 12:52 - glenda j.

how do you know if you won any of the drawings?NC Lottery
The first notification goes to the email you use with your NC Lottery account--so be sure to keep that up-to-date. If we don't hear back, we will follow up with a phone call and will even send a certified letter. We want to do everything we can to help make sure everyone gets their prizes when they win.

12/01/2019 11:58 - VERA B.

Waiting for my Big Day; I am sure it will happen one day

11/30/2019 10:00 - Veta G.

How can I enter second chance scratch off without scanning- I'm old school. ??NC Lottery
Hey Veta, You can enter tickets manually by visiting the Ticket Entry page on the website and manually entering the ticket barcode. Good luck!

11/29/2019 10:10 - Sherry L.

Want enter second chance??

11/29/2019 08:45 - John W.

How do you enter the second chance scratch off tickets? Y THE WAY. it's Merry Christmas not happy holidays. NC Lottery
Hi John, To enter the Holiday Second-Chance drawing, all you have to do is scan an eligible holiday ticket for Lucke-Rewards points. By doing that, you'll be automatically entered into the drawing! Good luck.

11/28/2019 04:30 - Tim M.

The app needs work. It used to credit points immediately, now it takes a while, sometimes. If you've been off a while, it disappears immediately when you access it and have to try again. Everything is also SO bland compared to the old one. Why don't we have confetti anymore when scanning winners? Why no colorful banners for 2nd chance? And one of the worst, already mentioned repeatedly by others, is WHY only 10 entries at a time? It's either that or the total points you have period. How about fixing all this stuff?NC Lottery
Thanks for the input, Tim. Please know that we are reading every bit of feedback being shared and are taking note for possible future improvements to the app.

11/28/2019 02:42 - Jim F.

Thanksgiving Day. A day of thanks, a day of giving and hopefully a day of WINNING !! Happy Thanksgiving to everyone and GOOD LUCK.

11/27/2019 08:04 - Angelia Y.

I keep trying! Hopefully I will get lucky one day

11/27/2019 06:15 - sharon e.

I have been playing with points built up for over two years now sure would like to know how these drawings are heldNC Lottery
Hi Sharon, Our Lucke-Rewards and second-chance drawings are held using a certified random number generator in the presence of an auditor. All of the entries are assigned a random number and then the generator picks one of those numbers. Hope this helps!

11/27/2019 03:49 - john a.

Wow, over 2.8 million entries and there will be more when the entry deadline comes. It's like trying to win mega millions and powerball.

11/27/2019 02:24 - Timothy H.

my points are not being credited to my account. I have earned many points today and they are not in my account to play.NC Lottery
Hey Timothy, You should be able to find your transaction history by clicking "Lucke-Rewards Draw History" in your Dashboard. If you aren't seeing your points credited to yr account, please reach out to our help team at so someone can look into what's happening.

11/27/2019 01:24 - Tim M.

Is there a problem with the app today? It's slow to credit points for some reason. NC Lottery
Hey Tim, We're not aware of any widespread issue with the app today. If you continue to have this problem, please reach out to our support team at

11/27/2019 01:11 - Michael B.

Wow these are the promotions I love to hear about. Is there a way to bring back the shopping sprees ? Any hint on nexts months tickets ! NC Lottery
We'll be sharing more info on next month's new games soon. Stay tuned!

11/27/2019 12:36 - Teresa S.

Sounds great! But could someone please tell me how many entries there are, in the November 25k drawing? This is my 3rd time asking, and I'd really like to know! Thank you!NC Lottery
Hi Teresa, As of Nov. 24, the Gobble Up the Green drawing has a total of 2,838,749 entries.

11/27/2019 11:40 - Tim M.

25 winners of 5 large? Sign me up! I know I've entered drawings here for a long time. It's about time to win for a change.

11/27/2019 11:15 - JIM B.

Now those are really nice promotions! Looking forward to these. Thanks for the opportunity!

11/27/2019 10:00 - john a.

I see the games for extra points are finally working. Is there a limit on how often you can play them?NC Lottery
In general, the games to earn extra points are for a one-time bonus and will disappear after you receive your points.

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