North Carolina (NC) Lottery Results and Winning Numbers

Are you aware of the latest Mega Millions or Powerball results in North Carolina? What about Lucky For Life, Keno, or scratch-offs? Look no further, as we discuss everything you need to know about the North Carolina lottery.

From the NC lotto draw schedule to taxation considerations, we have you covered. Please find recent outcomes, top games, and relevant information below.

Latest Results & Jackpot Amounts North Carolina Draw Games

Multi-State (US)-Powerball
Multi-State (US)-Powerball
  • 6
  • 33
  • 35
  • 36
  • 24 PowerBall
  • 3 PowerPlay
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Multi-State (US)-Mega Millions
Multi-State (US)-Mega Millions
  • 46
  • 54
  • 56
  • 67
  • 16 Mega Ball
  • 3 Megaplier
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North Carolina Lottery Drawing Schedules

Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri Sat Sun
Pick 3 3:00PM














Pick 4 3:00PM














Cash 5 11:22PM 11:22PM 11:22PM 11:22PM 11:22PM 11:22PM 11:22PM
Powerball 10:59PM 10:59PM 10:59PM
Mega Millions 11:00PM 11:00PM
Lucky For Life 10:35PM 10:35PM 10:35PM 10:35PM 10:35PM 10:35PM 10:35PM
Keno Drawing once every four minutes.


North Carolina Scratch-Off Games

Game Name Ticket Price Top Prizes
The Perfect Gift $20 $250,000
Stocking Stuffer $1 $5,000
Power Cashword $5 $150,000
Red Hot Millions $10 $1,000,000
Big Cash Payout $20 $2,000,000
Winner Winner Chicken Dinner $2 $20,0000
Lightning 7s $5 $200,000
Black Titanium $30 $4,000,0000
Bingo Bucks $3 $75,000
Heads or Tails $1 $5,000
Double Match $2 $20,000
Hit $500 $5 $500
Hamilton $10 $1,000,000
Scorching Hot 7s $10 $700,000
Spectacular Riches $25 $1,000,000
Millionaire Maker $30 $1,000,000
Carolina Jackpot $5 $200,0000
Electric 8s $2 $20,000
Fabulous Fortune $30 $3,000,000
Gold Standard $5 $200,000
Big Ol’ Bucks $2 $50,000
Super Loteria $5 $150,000
More Money $5 $200,000
Double It! $1 $5,000
Platinum $20 $2,000,000


How to Claim Prizes & Claim Centers

You’ve gotten fortunate in the lottery, and North Carolina offers various ways to claim your prize.

To start, ensure you have everything you need. The winning ticket is the first and foremost, as it’s a bearer instrument. It must be signed with your name, address, and phone number. Prizes over $600 also require a Winner Claim form, photo ID, and social security card.

Prizes under $600 are the easiest to claim. You can visit licensed retailers, Regional Claim Centers, or the NC Lottery Headquarters. Another option is to mail your ticket to this address:

NC Lottery
PO Box 41606
Raleigh, NC 27629-1606

Those who win between $600 and $99,999 can’t get their money at retailers. The Regional Claim Centers, NC Lottery Headquarters, and mail claims are available.

Lucky players who win $100,000 or more must visit the NC Lottery Headquarters.

The rules are similar for online players. Wins under $600 are deposited automatically to your player account. Those in the $600–$99,999 range require an online claiming procedure. Only those with prizes exceeding $100,000 must perform the process in person.

About North Carolina Lottery

North Carolina has one of the youngest lotteries in the U.S. It launched in 2005, with proceeds dedicated to state education. The state ranks 16th in the nation in lottery sales per capita. It has some of the largest payouts, with scratch-off tickets being its top sellers.

Despite its relative youth, the NC Lottery was among the first to establish an iLotto. That means you can purchase lottery tickets online and play digital instant games online. Games are available on desktop and mobile after a quick registration process.

Patrons can contact the NC Lottery using these channels for any questions or concerns:

Phone Player Hotline: 877-962-7529

Online Play Player Support: 866-934-0289

NC Lottery Headquarters: 877-625-6886

Mail Education Lottery Headquarters

2728 Capital Blvd #144

Raleigh, NC 27604

Live Chat Available on the platform from 8AM to 8PM


Players on the go may download the NC Lottery mobile app for iOS and Android. They let you scan tickets, view results, and purchase scratch-offs. Eligible tickets automatically enter the second-chance draws.

Tax Information and Considerations

Aspect Description
State Income Tax on Winnings North Carolina imposes a state income tax on lottery winnings. The current rate is 5.25%.
Federal Income Tax on Winnings The federal government taxes lottery prizes as income. The rate depends on your tax bracket. It’s typically 24%.
Non-US Citizens Tax Rate Non-US citizens are subject to state and federal taxes on lottery prizes. The state takes 5.25%, while the government claims 30%.
Tax Bracket Consideration A large prize increases your annual income, putting you in a higher tax bracket. In this case, your federal income tax may reach 37%.
Payout Options Winners can claim their winnings in a lump sum or annuity. In the latter case, the payouts happen annually.
Impact of Payout Options Lump sum payments may increase the taxes you must pay that year. Annuity payments have a smaller impact on taxation.


History of the Largest North Carolina Lottery Prior Winners

A Cookie of Immense Fortune

Any number can win you the lottery, but it feels better when you choose a special combination. That’s what Charles W. Jackson Jr. did in 2019. He got a fortune cookie from his granddaughter and used the numbers listed there. The combination led to him winning the Powerball jackpot.

Jackson is a 66-year-old North Carolina native. His winning marked the highest Powerball prize to date: $344.6 million.

Set & Lucky for Life

Many people consider “for life” prizes the dream. These wins set you up for financial stability and open numerous opportunities. It’s no wonder Manalle Earnhardt’s father’s first thought was to give such a gift to his daughter.

Earnhardt has regularly been buying tickets for her and her brother. In 2016, one carried the ultimate award: $1,000 a day for the rest of his life. This touching moment was also the first instance a person won Lucky For Life’s top prize.

Scratching Off Millions

Scratch-off tickets typically bring smaller prizes. Lexington couple Robin and Dale Summey are an exception to this rule. They won $10 million in 2015, claiming the state’s first Ultimate Millions jackpot.

The couple has long dreamed of everything they’d do upon hitting it big. They struggled to believe they struck gold once it finally happened.

Lottery for Philanthropy

Charlotte’s Roberto Mendoza is a former presidential chef. He’s always considered himself lucky for having the chance to cook for the greats. He’s been living well but without enough income to help others, which he always wanted to do.

In January 2019, Mendoza won a $250,000 lottery prize. He used the money to relocate to the Dominican Republic, build a cafeteria, and aid the locals. His organization now feeds over 300 children.

A Lucky Friday the 13th

For some of us, nothing goes right on Friday the 13th. But not for Christy Merritt. She won $100,000 from a scratch-off on this very date.

Merritt is an Elfland resident and a two-time lottery winner. Now a grandmother of four, she plans on using her latest prize to do something special for her grandkids.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I buy lottery tickets?

There are over 6,800 licensed lottery sellers in North Carolina. They usually have a “PLAY HERE” sign posted in front of the store. Find a nearby retailer or register a lottery account to buy online.

How old do I have to be to play?

The NC Lottery is available to everybody over the age of 18.

How does the online lottery work in North Carolina?

An NC Lottery online account comes with various benefits. Buy tickets for Digital Instant games (exclusive to the platform) and most draw games. Pay by debit card, eBanking, PayPal, or bank transfer. Earn Lucke-Reward points automatically and get extra prizes.

How long are winning tickets valid?

Scratch-off tickets are valid for 90 calendar days from the game’s end date. Draw prizes must be claimed within 180 days. When mailing tickets, ensure the NC Lottery gets them within this period.

What happens if I lose a winning ticket?

Losing your ticket translates into losing your prize. Keep it somewhere safe until the draw to claim potential rewards. Note that anybody can find and use an unsigned ticket with winning numbers. To avoid theft, write your contact information on the back with ink.

Can I stay anonymous after winning?

Unfortunately, you can’t. The NC Lottery considers winner names, locations, and prizes a matter of public record. They have to publish it to remain transparent.

Are lottery prizes taxable?

Yes. All prizes in the lottery are subject to state and federal taxes.