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$8 billion and going, thanks to your play

May 3, 2021 Posted by NC Lottery at 1:00 PM
It’s no secret that we believe in the value of a good education. That’s why it’s in our name.
Thanks to you, we have been able to raise over $8 billion in the last 15 years for education.
Your play funds:
  • over 91% of school support staff salaries, that includes custodians, substitute teachers, and office assistants;
  • nearly half of the enrollment for the NC Pre-K program;
  • school construction, which made a huge difference for 30 schools in rural counties needing a new and safe place to learn; and
  • needs-based scholarships and grants for continuing dreams of higher education.
But don’t just take our word for it. We’d love for you to see your play at work. Here are just a few of the amazing North Carolinians we got to meet this spring, who shared their stories.

So, consider us in it for the long haul. We’ll keep raising money for education if you’ll keep the dream of getting one alive.


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9/18/2021 07:14 - Mark M.

so worthwile

9/02/2021 03:44 - Brandon F.

Yea this makes me feel like a scam I enter 812812 times still nothing

7/08/2021 09:43 - Makayla T.

I officially give up. I had 211 entries in one drawing that pick 13 people and I still wasnt at the top. Three rolls of tickets had over 5000 points and couldn’t win. Why single hard working moms don’t win shit. Smdh

7/05/2021 06:47 - Antwan E.

Yes 8 billion and 10% rational pay back to people in North Carolina who spend a lot and never win big prizes

6/01/2021 09:00 - Maria K.

I arrived in NC from NJ 7yrs ago. Second chance internet play, I have played from purchasing all my LotteryScratchers and my lottery picks. In Jersey you could win sport clothing,sport throw blankets and more.Something isn’t working here.What is wrong here in NC?

5/04/2021 06:30 - Sean S.

Also quite a bit going to commercials. How much is going to companies disguised as tax breaks to corporations?NC Lottery
Hi Sean, we appreciate your concern. It might relieve you to know that the lottery is a highly efficient and lean sales and marketing organization, spending less than 4% of our revenue on administrative expenses, and that includes advertising, salaries and benefits, and operating costs. $.95 of every dollar spent on a lottery ticket is returned to the state in the form of prizes, commissions and earnings for education.

5/04/2021 12:46 - Cynthia M.

Just don't seem fair that most winners are the Raleigh Durham Clayton areas. Lots of people put their money in nc educational lottery but don't win like these areas do.

5/03/2021 06:52 - William A.

It would be nice if you would increase prizes not decrease them. Hint, the last two $20 dollar tickets!NC Lottery
Hi William, thanks for the feedback. We try to offer a variety of prize structures to accommodate the preferences of different players. Some games offer larger top prizes, while others offer more prizes at the other levels. This allows players to determine if they would rather play a game with a chance of winning a bigger prize, or a game with better chances at winning a smaller prize.

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