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Want to be first Powerball millionaire of 2020?

July 1, 2019 Posted by NC Lottery at 8:47 AM

Do you have your New Year’s Eve plans made yet? How would you like to go on a trip to Times Square and get a chance to be the first Powerball millionaire of 2020?

You can have a chance for that by entering a new Powerball promotion that starts today, July 1. The promotion will give 20 North Carolinians a trip to “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.”

Winners of two second-chance drawings get a three-night trip to New York City for an exclusive New Year’s Eve party. The special drawing to win $1 million and be the first Powerball Millionaire of the Year occurs on Jan. 1, 2020, just after midnight, during ABC’s live broadcast of the New Year’s Eve show, starring Ryan Seacrest.

To qualify for the drawings, you must purchase a Powerball ticket valued at $10 or more on a single ticket between today and Aug. 31. Then, enter the Lucke-Rewards code at If you buy a qualifying ticket through the lottery’s Online Play system, you will be automatically entered into the drawing.

North Carolina will be one of 25 lotteries participating in the promotion. In all, 302 trips will be won. Players in North Carolina can win 20 of those trips, 10 each in two drawings. The deadline to enter the first drawing, scheduled for Aug. 7, is July 31. The deadline to enter the second drawing, scheduled for Sept. 4, is Sept. 2. 

The trip packages include:

  • Round-trip airfare
  • Hotel accommodations and meals
  • Exclusive New Year’s Eve party at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, offering prime viewing of the Times Square ball drop
  • A holiday dinner cruise on the Hudson River, tickets to the “Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes” at Radio City Music Hall, and $1,000 in spending money.

A trip to New York City for a New Year’s Eve party in Times Square can be an once-in-a-lifetime experience. We hope one of the North Carolina winners who makes that trip will be the first Powerball millionaire in 2020.


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7/04/2019 04:35 - Dean F.

Sorry for asking a question that was very clearly answered in the details... next time I'll actually read them first!!

7/03/2019 03:07 - Denver G.

Hey, just make a total purchase of $10 b4 you check out. Buy 3 for $3 then continue shopping and add a $2. Or buy 3 for $2 and continue shopping and add another 2 for $2 before checking out. Trust me it works. It would be easier if they let us buy 5 at a time since they have these $10 promos all the time. Can you us LZ ???NC Lottery
Thanks for the suggestion, Denver. Back when our online play site was created we only had the capacity to add three plays. Times have surely changed and we appreciate knowing that this is something we should consider when making future updates. We will pass it along to the folks who handle our online play system.

7/02/2019 08:09 - joanie m.

I was trying to purchase my online ticket for the new powerball millionaire it will only let me purchase 3 draws at a time so to get in second chance maybe I should pick one up at the store to enter so it will be on the same ticket I can purchase multiple weeks online but I wanted the ticket for tomorrow nights drawing for 5 draws instead of 3NC Lottery
Hey Joanie, Denver made a great suggestion above!

7/02/2019 04:12 - Elsie S.

I can't even guess how many entries there will be going to buy my ticket today.

7/01/2019 11:02 - Tammy S.

Sure would like to win those new year tickets for me and my husband. Never even been close to new year. It would be something speacil.

7/01/2019 10:05 - James H.

So if I play the Powerball lottery 5 times in the month of July, I'm automatically entered.NC Lottery
Hi James, you need to make one Powerball purchase that adds up to $10 or more on a single ticket in order to be entered!

7/01/2019 06:48 - ricky m.

I would like to enter the powerball millionaire in 2020

7/01/2019 12:17 - William D.

was wondering about the million dollar winner, Thanks for the info. one more question. Round trip trip airfare, is it from the closes airport to the winner or certain picked ones?NC Lottery
Hi William,the round trip airfare is going to be from the nearest major airport in the winner’s city.

7/01/2019 11:07 - Dean F.

Are qualifying online purchases entered automatically?NC Lottery
Hey Dean, yes qualifying online purchases are entered automatically!

7/01/2019 09:24 - Denver G.

I thought it odd there will be only 302 trips won and not 500, when 25 states are participating . So I went to the PB web site. Things are different for almost all of them. One says You need to buy a $6 ticket, One says a $20 ticket is needed. All the starting and end dates for the promo are different......... it is what it is. I guess, go to the source (PB website) to get the answers. one quick question. Is there only one million dollar winner picked from all 302? I am thinking yes.NC Lottery
Hi Denver, yes there is going to be one lucky million dollar winner picked from all 302!

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