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Big wins for players mean big wins for education

July 31, 2019 Posted by NC Lottery at 10:57 AM

We’re wrapping up another fiscal year here at the lottery, and wow, it’s been a whirlwind. During FY2019, we gave out an average of $5 million a day in prizes. That’s a lot of good luck!

No matter how you look at it, our players won big. We gave out 66 prizes of $1 million or more. That includes the largest prize in North Carolina history, a $344 million Powerball jackpot. We also gave out four Cash 5 jackpots of over $1 million. 

Because you love playing our games, you helped us raise over $708 million for education this last year. That money helps build and repair schools, provide college scholarships, pay school workers, and fund preschool for four-year olds.

This is money we can’t raise without you. So remember, whenever you play a lottery game, the real winners are the schools and students in North Carolina.


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8/02/2019 12:28 - Clarence H Jr L.

This is awesome news. Hope we have more high payout events.

7/31/2019 02:34 - Abraham K.

What’s the average entries per player for the Lucke-Rewards and Second Chance drawings?NC Lottery
Hi Abraham, we don't have that info readily available, but you can send your specific information request to and we should be able to gather that info for you. Thanks!

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