Your fun with lottery games helped the N.C. Education Lottery raise − for the first time ever − more than $1 billion in a single year for public education in North Carolina.
Lottery ticket sales drove the record earnings for education in fiscal year 2023. Only 10 other lotteries in the U.S. have raised that much in a year for their good causes.
Not only did education get a big win, but so did many of you. The lottery also paid out the most in prizes ever in a single year − $2.8 billion, or $7.8 million a day on average. In all, players took home 91 prizes of $1 million or more.
Here are a few more records set:
- Passing $10 billion raised for the state since the lottery started in 2006.
- Record sales of $4.3 billion, or $11.9 million a day on average.
- Record commission and incentives to retailers of $295.2 million.
With your help, the lottery exceeded the $885 million goal requested by the state. Funding from the lottery supports education programs in all 100 counties to:
- Build and renovate new schools.
- Make college more affordable through scholarships and grants based on financial need.
- Support school systems with the costs of school staff and transportation.
- Provide a free, academic preschool to at-risk four-year-olds in the NC Pre-K program.
If you have been touched by funding the lottery provides to education in our state, we want to hear about it. Submit your story at movingncstudentsforward.com. If your story is chosen for our statewide marketing campaign, you could get a $2,000 award.
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