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Your play helping to build four new schools in North Carolina

November 6, 2020 Posted by NC Lottery at 10:12 AM
We could not be more thrilled to announce our congratulations to Edenton-Chowan County, Hoke County, Robeson County, and Wayne County public schools!

These small, rural counties will now get the financial support they so need to improve places of learning for their kids. Here’s what your play has given them:
  • Edenton-Chowan Public Schools, a $15 million grant, to help build a new high school.
  • Hoke County Public Schools, a $10 million grant, to help build the SandHoke School of Engineering, a state-of-the-art facility that will support applied studies in the field of engineering.
  • Robeson County Public Schools, a $15 million grant, to help build the Robeson County Career and Technology Center.
  • Wayne County Public Schools, a $15 million grant, to replace the almost 100-year-old Fremont Elementary School.
The grants come from the Needs-Based Public School Capital Fund. You may have heard us talk about this grant before. It began as a means to help counties with critical building needs with money raised exclusively by the lottery.
So far, 26 school districts across North Carolina have received grants, resulting in 26 new school or buildings and the replacement of 29 older, existing schools.
Thank you for supporting this great cause. These four new projects sound like great new places of learning.


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11/09/2020 12:21 - shirley b.

ok so with all the predraws being done that explains why there have not been any trips to drop. Now I see!!!!!NC Lottery
Hi Shirley, the odds of a triple coming out in a Pick 3 drawing are the same as any other exact number combination -- exactly 1 in 1,000. Those odds never change, no matter how recently or long ago a triple came out.

11/09/2020 10:33 - Roger V.

Hi. Having some trouble entering tickets for points. When I scan the new holiday scratch offs, I get a message that points are pending and that because it can take 24 hours for pick 3 and pick 4 to post - so that's strange. I'm also trying to go on to enter manually and each time I click on 'enter tickets' it just takes me back to the home page. Any thoughts?NC Lottery
Hi Roger, if you update your app to the latest version it should correct the pop-up message for Holiday tickets. Apologies for the inconvenience!

11/08/2020 01:54 - shirley b.

Why do NCEL have predraws?NC Lottery
Hi Shirley, pre-draws are standard in the lottery industry and are done to ensure that the ball machines are functioning properly prior to the live draw.

11/06/2020 08:41 - Gloria C.

Congratulations to all the schools. Glad your school was included in the grant money. I wish you more grant money to come.

11/06/2020 05:20 - Lois S.

Great to hear how this lottery is going towards new schools for our children...our future leaders. Now we need to pay the teachers what they are worth!

11/06/2020 11:57 - shirley b.

NCEL please tell me why NC has not had a trip in six months. Nobody else may not want to know but I do. Compared to surrounding states we are way behind. It is not mathematically possible that some kind of three digit with same number would not drop. Please explain!!!!!!NC Lottery
Hi Shirley, The odds of a triple coming out in a North Carolina drawing are the same as in a Pick 3 drawing anywhere else -- exactly 1 in 1,000. Those odds never change, no matter how recently or long ago a triple came out. We love it when popular numbers come up at random, because that means our players win a bunch of prizes! But for draw games to be fair, every number has to have the same chance of being drawn.

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