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Join our 15th year anniversary celebration

March 30, 2021 Posted by NC Lottery at 7:32 AM

You got your first chance to play the lottery in North Carolina 15 years ago today – March 30, 2006 − and since then the fun and games have raised $8 billion for education programs in our state.

We’ve created some fun ways for you to celebrate the anniversary with us. Here’s how.

  • Use your Lucke-Rewards points to enter our 15th Anniversary Cash drawing. You could win a $15,000 grand prize or one of the 15 prizes of 1,500 Lucke-Rewards points. The entry deadline is Wednesday and the drawing is scheduled for Wednesday, April 7.
  • Collect a surprise gift from us to celebrate. Today and Wednesday only, earn 15X Lucke-Rewards points on all games. Yes, everything - scratch-offs, draw games, Fast Play, and Keno. Earn 15X points when you enter your tickets into your Lucke-Rewards account during the next two days. Learn more here.
  • Follow our social media channels, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We’re celebrating socially too.

Want to take a look back at the first 15 years? Check out our 15th anniversary web page.

Every ticket that is purchased provides money for education. At our current level of sales, the lottery raises an average of $2 million a day for education.

We’re proud to play our part in supporting our students and schools and will work to continue this success for the next 15 years. This year, the money raised by the lottery:

  1. Supports the costs of school workers in all school systems
  2. Helps to build and repair schools in all 100 counties
  3. Helps to make college more affordable to students attending state universities and community colleges
  4. Supports the NC Pre-K program for at-risk four-year-olds
  5. Helps cover the costs of school transportation.

Plus, under a new school construction program created four years ago, 30 counties in North Carolina have received grants of $10 million to $15 million to help build new schools.

We know you’re glad to help out education, but that you are hoping for your own wins too. Since 2006, total prizes add up to an estimated $18 billion, including seven Powerball or Mega Million jackpot wins ranging from $12 million to $344.6 million.

Best of luck to you today in all you do!


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6/20/2021 11:07 - keith m.

Hey, how come no promo codes anywhere? thought for sure there would be one for fathers day. what happen, we got codes for other "events" Im sick of looking on face book,nothing there either. post the codes when you tell us to look for them or stop the promo,waste of time!NC Lottery
Hi Keith, sorry about that. There is no guarantee of a monthly promo code or a code for every holiday, but I can tell you that we do have a promo code planned for the end of the month and it will be posted on our social media pages. In the meantime, you might like to check out our other active promotions on the promos page here:

5/25/2021 11:41 - Sally E.

Hope I can be lucky one day

5/25/2021 01:33 - Berry B.


5/22/2021 10:47 - Holly D.

Question Why can't you guys make it an option to scan ur Nc ID? I was out of town. Wanted to play two games today it couldn't let me.NC Lottery
Hi Holly, unfortunately you must be located within the state of North Carolina at the time of purchasing tickets. I apologize for the inconvenience.

5/20/2021 06:00 - Carlo M.

How come the scratch off tickets end with tens of thousands of remaining prizes, doesn't that change the odds of winning if prizes were not awarded?NC Lottery
Hi Carlo, the odds of winning that are published are referring to the odds at the time of the first printing. Oftentimes we will begin ticket pickups around the time that the last top prize is claimed so that players don't purchase a ticket in the hopes of winning a big top prize that has already been claimed. We also do our best to have ticket pickups coincide with the release of a new game with a similar price point and prize structure so that players who have been enjoying a certain ticket will have a similar option available to them. I hope that helps to clarify the thinking behind the game ending process. Thanks for the great question!

4/21/2021 08:58 - HILDA E.

How I would like to earn a few million and now is when we need the coronavirus hit us at home and then I have not worked I am afraid that my husband is sick because he is who brings sustenance God wants to send us many blessings to win that powerball today ????

4/19/2021 12:58 - Melanie M.

wheres the last $500 winner for the 2020 Multiply The Cash Drawing 3 ?

4/07/2021 07:57 - Jessie C.

How are the winners selected in the Lucke-Rewards drawings?NC Lottery
Hi Jessie, great question! A random number generator assigns each entry a random number and then picks one of the random numbers. There are no names input into the RNG. It has no idea which players have entered, who they are or if they deserve to win more than anyone else. The results are totally random and fair to everyone. To ensure fairness to all players, all lottery drawings are done with an auditor present and all the lottery’s security practices are independently reviewed on a regular basis.

4/04/2021 11:30 - William D.

really enjoying the history in the 15th anniversary web page, Thanks again...

4/03/2021 11:24 - William D.

Thanks for everyone again, Great Promotion, Especially when its EXTRA Benefits for us...

4/02/2021 06:19 - JERRY R.

i entered 2nd chance draw that ended on march 31st but entries still appear in my dashboard ..have my entries been entered congrads 15xNC Lottery
Hi Jerry, sorry about that. If you are able to call Online Play customer service, they can access your account to determine if you received your entries. They are available 24/7 and their number is 866-934-0289. If you prefer to email or chat online, you can reach support through our Help website here: Thanks!

4/02/2021 04:59 - Charles H.

I entered tickets for 2 days for the 15x promotion. I accumulated a lot of points, but when I entered them for the drawing I was misled into believing that there were 15 top prizes of $15,000. The 1500 points is a joke. I also think you should've lifted the 75 ticket limit during those 2 days. I have plenty of tickets I could have entered.

4/01/2021 11:54 - William D.

guess it one of the logo's. first you have the wallet balance, then the Lucke-rewards points that has a circle with a star inside and total points accumulated. But thats good, waiting to see what kind of fun we have this month... Thanks...

4/01/2021 09:38 - keith m.

Instead of complaining, thanks for the two day promo for extra points, it was nice to get something back, I think it was one of the best promos to date.

4/01/2021 09:27 - keith m.

Hey, I can't find any info on the Carolina cash 5 promo. for April 25th. any insight would be helpful.Its my go to game!NC Lottery
Hi Keith, for the month of April we are offering 5X Bonus Points on Cash 5 tickets. At the end of the month we will start offering Cash 5 Double Play. Double Play gives you two ways to win with your Cash 5 numbers. When you add Double Play to Cash 5, your numbers are included in a second drawing for additional cash prizes. The cost to add Double Play is $1 per play. We will have a lot more information about Double Play soon, so stay tuned!

3/31/2021 11:43 - William D.

just wondering i don't use all my points every month, just sort of whatever i seem to like at the moment. So what does the star in front of the lucke rewards points mean and can we have more than 100,000 points at one time. Thanks again for all those extra points, the most i got at one time was 4500 on a $30 ticket. Didn't win all my money back but it was Fun. between Lottery and Poker is all my time now with my wife pass and kids gone. Thanks...NC Lottery
Hi William, thanks for being a fan of the lottery! There is no limit to the number of points that you can accumulate, and points only expire if you don’t sign in to your account for 13 consecutive months. I'm not quite sure which star in front of Lucke-Rewards points you are referring to, could you provide some more information about where you see the star? Thanks, and good luck!

3/31/2021 12:35 - keith m.

Hey whats up, bought a lucky for life ticket for my daughter today $10 purchase, and NO 2 free draws , the clerk checked and no free tickets printed?NC Lottery
Hi Keith, that promotion is online only and also only applies to first time purchasers. Here is a link to the details:!#53. Sorry about that.

3/31/2021 10:32 - Denver G.

Thanks LZ. All good here. I wrote down my points balance this morning. A few minutes ago I entered a $10 C5 ticket, no change in balance and did not show up in activity. Went and got a cup of coffee. Logged back in and saw my points balance had went up 3000 pts. Neither ticket is showing up in activity for bonus pts like the scratchers. They are showing under "tickets". Fine with me, just a weird delay.NC Lottery
Awesome, glad to know it is working now, and sorry for the delay. Enjoy the 15x anniversary points bonus!

3/31/2021 08:43 - Denver G.

Hey LZ, I am loving the bonus points!!! I entered a $40 Keno ticket yesterday and it did not give me any bonus points. I checked my account activity , all the scratch tickets showed bonus points but NOT the Keno. I have more Keno tickets to enter, But I would like an answer B4 I do. Thank you in advance.NC Lottery
Hi Denver, sorry about that. You should have been awarded 40 Lucke-Rewards points at minimum. When you get a chance, please call Online Play Customer Service. They have access to your account and can determine why you didn't receive the points. Their number is 866-934-0289, or you can speak with them through chat or email by going to Thank you and sorry about the technical difficulties.

3/31/2021 06:44 - Steven P.

Happy 15th anniversary!

3/31/2021 06:36 - Kim S.

well done happy 15th

3/31/2021 04:23 - Sharone B.

??15 years and the most I've won is $200. But I'm optimistic...2021 is THE year imma hit something big. Happy anniversary

3/30/2021 03:25 - Dwight T.

Happy Anniversary

3/30/2021 02:17 - Gayle T.

Thank you for all you have done for the education in NC!Happy Anniversary!Heres to the next 15

3/30/2021 02:11 - abigale s.

Time sure flies! Happy Anniversary Babyyy, gotcha on my minddd.

3/30/2021 01:59 - CAROL F.

I have lived in 3 different place since moving to NC 24 years ago. Enjoyed the trips to other states to buy tickets but I like being able to just signed-on and get my "CHANCES" to win a big one! SO A BIG HAPPY "15"!!! C.Free

3/30/2021 01:52 - Gloria L.

Happy Anniversary...

3/30/2021 12:41 - Rhonda L.

Happy Anniversary and many more to come...

3/30/2021 12:39 - William D.

WoW, Happy Anniversary to All of us in North Carolina. 15 and counting. Remember when we all would go the the surrounding states just to play lottery, oh yea. South of the Boarder got so popular they would have multiple lines, Restaurants closed to turn into lottery outlets with all the tables full of people from our state scratching. Yes North Carolina, This was a Great move for us all Especially for Education.

3/30/2021 12:34 - Gail B.

Happy Anniversary!

3/30/2021 12:13 - Tammy V.

Happy Anniversary

3/30/2021 11:47 - Natalie R.

Congratulation !????

3/30/2021 11:31 - Mark C.

Happy Anniversary!!!

3/30/2021 11:05 - Beverly R.

Happy Anniversary!Happy Anniversary! Happy Anniversary! HAPP ANNIVERSARY!!! 15 YRS AND MANY MORE!!!!

3/30/2021 10:40 - Sol B.

Happy 15th Anniversary

3/30/2021 10:17 - Randy C.

Happy Anniversary ??????????

3/30/2021 10:04 - Tania V.

15 years, congrats!

3/30/2021 09:48 - Robert P.

Happy Anniversary! Please fix your app,.....make it something to celebrate someday!

3/30/2021 09:34 - Kiara A.

Congrats to 15 years ??

3/30/2021 09:32 - Annette P.

congrats NC education Lottery. 15 years went so very fast to me.

3/30/2021 09:32 - Denver G.

Oh, there ain't no rest for the wicked Money don't grow on trees I got bills to pay I got mouths to feed There ain't nothing in this world for free I know I can't slow down I can't hold back Though you know I wish I could Oh, no there ain't no rest for the wicked Until we close our eyes for good"

3/30/2021 09:24 - BELINDA M.

Happy Anniversary!!!! I was one of the winners who voted to have a daytime draw. Thanks NC-Education ??????????

3/30/2021 09:08 - David H.

My Daughter teaches in the Charlotte area, any support I can provide is a great thing

3/30/2021 07:54 - YNETTE S.

Happy Anniversary

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