North Carolina (NC) Lottery Results & Winning Numbers

Carolina Cash 5

Friday, Mar 01, 2024

  • 2
  • 11
  • 13
  • 33
  • 36
NEXT DRAW

Sat, Mar 02, 2024

USD 191,000
Carolina Cash 5 Double Play

Friday, Mar 01, 2024

  • 4
  • 11
  • 18
  • 29
  • 41
NEXT DRAW

Sat, Mar 02, 2024

USD 50,000
Carolina Pick 3 Evening

Friday, Mar 01, 2024

  • 3
  • 0
  • 0
NEXT DRAW

Sat, Mar 02, 2024

USD 500
Carolina Pick 3 Midday

Friday, Mar 01, 2024

  • 7
  • 8
  • 3
NEXT DRAW

Sat, Mar 02, 2024

USD 500
Carolina Pick 4 Midday

Friday, Mar 01, 2024

  • 2
  • 9
  • 2
  • 9
NEXT DRAW

Sat, Mar 02, 2024

USD 5,000
Carolina Pick 4 Evening

Friday, Mar 01, 2024

  • 7
  • 9
  • 3
  • 2
NEXT DRAW

Sat, Mar 02, 2024

USD 5,000
Powerball

Wednesday Feb 28, 2024

  • 16
  • 26
  • 29
  • 38
  • 50
  • 6
Power Play: 2X
NEXT DRAW

Saturday, Mar 02, 2024

USD 443 Million
Mega Millions

Friday Mar 01, 2024

  • 15
  • 33
  • 37
  • 55
  • 61
  • 24
Megaplier: 4X
NEXT DRAW

Tuesday, Mar 05, 2024

USD 650 Million
Lucky for Life

Friday Mar 01, 2024

  • 1
  • 7
  • 29
  • 36
  • 44
  • 4
NEXT DRAW

Saturday, Mar 02, 2024

USD 1,000 a day for life

We may say that the North Carolina Lottery games are meant for the night people. The draws occur late in the evening here. Still, you can prefer the pick-type games’ midday draws or just buy tickets, go to bed, and see the results the next day. Your win will never be concealed!

GameSunMonTueWedThuFriSatTime zone
Pick 3 Midday03:00 p.m.03:00 p.m.03:00 p.m.03:00 p.m.03:00 p.m.03:00 p.m.03:00 p.m.Eastern Time Zone
Pick 3 Evening11:22 p.m.11:22 p.m.11:22 p.m.11:22 p.m.11:22 p.m.11:22 p.m.11:22 p.m.Eastern Time Zone
Pick 4 Midday03:00 p.m.03:00 p.m.03:00 p.m.03:00 p.m.03:00 p.m.03:00 p.m.03:00 p.m.Eastern Time Zone
Pick 4 Evening11:22 p.m.11:22 p.m.11:22 p.m.11:22 p.m.11:22 p.m.11:22 p.m.11:22 p.m.Eastern Time Zone
Cash 511:22 p.m.11:22 p.m.11:22 p.m.11:22 p.m.11:22 p.m.11:22 p.m.11:22 p.m.Eastern Time Zone
Lucky for Life10:38 p.m.10:38 p.m.10:38 p.m.10:38 p.m.10:38 p.m.10:38 p.m.10:38 p.m.Eastern Time Zone
Powerball 10:59 p.m. 10:59 p.m.  10:59 p.m.Eastern Time Zone
Mega Millions  11:00 p.m.  11:00 p.m. Eastern Time Zone

North Carolina Games Details

Though the NCEL pool of games is not as diverse, you can try all types here. The prizes vary, and the formats are different. Learn a bit more about each of them, or just rely on fate. Our lottery number generator will give you a set of digits, and the lottery odds calculator will help you decide how many tickets to purchase. Experiment with different approaches and lotto strategies to find your own winning way!

GamePrize typeGame FormatWhen You Can Buy Tickets
Pick 3Fixed Prizes3 from 0-9

· Until 03:00 p.m. EDT/11:00 p.m. EDT prior to the draw (retail locations)

· Until 02:43 p.m. EDT/10:58 p.m. EDT prior to the draw (online sales)

Pick 4Fixed Prizes4 from 0-9

· Until 03:00 p.m. EDT/11:00 p.m. EDT prior to the draw (retail locations)

· Until 02:43 p.m. EDT/10:58 p.m. EDT prior to the draw (online sales)

Cash 5Fixed Prizes (Jackpot $1,000 a day for life)5 from 1-43Until 10:59 p.m. EDT (retail locations)/ 10:58 p.m. EDT (online sales) prior to the draw
Lucky for LifeFixed Prizes (Jackpot $1,000 a day for life)5 from 1-48 + 1 from 1-18 (Lucky Ball)Until 09:30 p.m. EDT (retail locations)/ 09:28 p.m. EDT (online sales) prior to the draw

Powerball

Progressive Jackpot & Fixed Lower-Tier Prizes5 from 1-69 + 1 from 1-26 (Lucky Ball)Until 09:59 p.m. EDT (retail locations)/ 09:57 p.m. EDT (online sales) on drawing dates
Mega MillionsProgressive Jackpot & Fixed Lower-Tier Prizes5 from 1-70 + 1 from 1-25 (Megaball)Until 10:45 p.m. EDT (retail locations)/ 10:43 p.m. EDT (online sales) on drawing dates

North Carolina Advanced Draws

The number of draws you may purchase in advance varies from game to game. You can opt for just a week of playing if you buy a pick-type game ticket or up to 13 weeks when entering Mega Millions. Anyway, this option provides more convenience. If you decide to reach a goal, never ignore it and follow our tips on how to win a lottery prize.

GameMaximum advanced draws
Pick 314 (or up to 7 consecutive drawings for just evening or just midday plays)
Pick 414 (or up to 7 consecutive drawings for just evening or just midday plays)
Cash 528
Lucky for Life28
Powerball30
Mega Millions26

How to Buy Lottery Tickets Online in North Carolina?

NCEL is here for your convenience; you can buy lottery tickets online in North Carolina. The order of purchase is a fish in a barrel, and it will be clear to you at once! There are several steps:

  1. Create an NC Education Lottery account and sign in.
  2. Choose the game you want to play.
  3. Press the Buy Online green button on the right side of the page.
  4. Follow the instructions in your e-playslip.
  5. Add your ticket to the cart and pay for your entry.

Also, reliable lottery sites are at your service.

Check North Carolina Lottery Tickets

We have no doubt that you want to see if you are a winner or not right after the draw. Well, there are a lot of options for you to do it:

  1. Bookmark the North Carolina Lottery’s official site.
  2. Watch live drawings – there are some channels that provide their broadcasts, including WRAL in Raleigh, WAXN/WSOC in Charlotte, WITN in Greenville, New Bern, and Washington, and WGHP in Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point.
  3. Join the webcasts that provide draw videos and winning numbers.
  4. Call the NCEL hotline at 877-962-7529.
  5. Download the NC Lottery mobile app to stay in touch all the time. Also, we recommend choosing other lottery apps for Android and iOS that help you know the winning combinations, generate lottery numbers, and much more.
  6. Receive automatic winning number updates by email in your NCEL account.
  7. Visit a retailer to ask for the results or to scan your ticket.
  8. Stay with us – we provide the latest news and much valuable information, including analysis of the most common winning lottery numbers, lotto statistics, etc.

Claim Lottery Winnings in North Carolina

We understand your desire to rush for your prize as soon as you are the winner. That’s great if you don’t want to wait until those 180 days of claiming are over and the lottery ticket expires. And it is our pleasure to explain how to get lottery winnings.

Claiming OptionHow to Collect a Prize
Claim in Person

Depending on the amount you hit, the ways of personal claiming may be the following:

  1. If your prize is under $600, you can save time and collect it at any NCEL-participating retailer.
  2. The winnings between $600 and $99.999 are redeemed at the Regional Claim Centers or the North Carolina Lottery Headquarters.
  3. High amounts must be claimed at the NCEL Headquarters only.

Please prepare the documents to validate the ticket and verify your identity.

  • your winner’s ticket (with your signature on the back);
  • the winner’s claim form;
  • any of your photo IDs that verify your name, age, and signature;
  • any proof of your social security number.
Claim by Mail

If you prefer mailing, all the required documentation must be sent to

NC Lottery

PO Box 41606

Raleigh, NC 27629-1606

Claim by Drop OffNo
Claim Lottery Winnings OnlineTo claim online, wait for a notification with instructions that you’ll receive after the happy draw.

North Carolina Lottery Claim Form

The official NCEL winner claim form must be filled out and provided to collect any prize exceeding $600. In this case, your steps are the following:

  1. Download the North Carolina Lottery claim form and print it.
  2. Read the claim form instructions on the second page to do everything properly.
  3. Complete boxes 1–12.
  4. Complete box 15 if necessary.
  5. Check all the data and sign the form.

Now, you are absolutely ready to get your prize!

North Carolina Lottery Office Locations

LocationAddressPhoneOpening Time
 North Carolina Education Lottery Regional Office and Claim Center, HQ2728 Capital Blvd #144,
Raleigh, NC 27604

 877-625-6886

press #4

Monday – Friday: 09:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m. EST (closed on holidays)
Greensboro Regional Office and Claim Center20A Oak Branch Drive
Greensboro, NC 27407

877-625-6886

press #2

Monday – Friday: 09:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m. EST (closed on holidays)
Asheville Regional Office and Claim Center16-G Regent Park Blvd.
Asheville, NC 28806

877-625-6886

press #1

Monday – Friday: 09:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m. EST (closed on holidays)
Greenville Regional Office and Claim Center2790 Dickinson Avenue, Suite A
Greenville, NC 27834

877-625-6886

press #5

Monday – Friday: 09:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m. EST (closed on holidays)
Charlotte Regional Office and Claim Center5029-A West W. T. Harris Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28269

877-625-6886

press #3

Monday – Friday: 09:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m. EST (closed on holidays)
Wilmington Regional Office and Claim Center123 North Cardinal Extension Drive, Suite 140
Wilmington, NC 28405

877-625-6886

press #6

Monday – Friday: 09:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m. EST (closed on holidays)

North Carolina Lottery Rules and Laws

The North Carolina Education Lottery is a relatively young system, established in 2005. All its rules are settled by the NC State Lottery Act, and the list includes the following principles:

  • Are you planning to purchase your first lottery ticket? Make sure you are 18 or older; otherwise, you can’t participate.
  • You can’t pay for your ticket with a credit card, no matter if you play online or make a purchase at an NCEL official retailer.
  • When you register for your NC Lottery account, you must provide the last four digits of your social security number to verify your identity.
  • If you prefer self-service when purchasing tickets, you can always take advantage of the touch-screen vending machines that you can find in many retail locations.
  • If you enter a national lottery with a paper ticket, you must use the playslip taken from the NCEL retailer. The game slips from the other states can’t be accepted.
  • You can participate with your friends and relatives as a group of players and then share the prize if you win it.
  • The NCEL prizes of $100,000 and over can also be paid off via Electronic Funds Transfer (ETF).

North Carolina Tax on Lottery Winnings

Both state and federal taxation is applied to the NCEL Prizes of a certain amount. See the tables below and use the lottery tax calculator to know what deductions may follow.

Lottery Taxes on North Carolina Winnings for U.S. Citizens and Residents

PrizeTax TypeTax Percentage
$600-$5,000The amounts are subject to the report to the IRS.
$5,000 and overState tax5.45%
Federal tax24%
Total29.45%

If you need more information, just consult your tax advisor or just call the Internal Revenue Service at 800-829-1040.

Lottery Taxes on North Carolina Winnings for Non-U.S. Citizens and Residents

PrizeTax TypeTax Percentage
$5,000 and overState tax5.45%
Federal tax30%
Total35.45%

As you can see, one-third of your win will be subtracted. But the prizes are exciting, so try your luck if you are determined!

FAQs About North Carolina Lotteries

The breaks for online sales and purchases at the NCEL retail locations are various. Consult the lottery website or see the table in the “North Carolina Games Details” section to figure it all out.

It seems logical that the luckiest locations are Raleigh and Charlotte, as there are a lot of players.

Well, you can! You can also use cash, a check, or a gift card, depending on the policy of a certain retailer. As for Online Play, debit cards, Online Banking, PayPal, and ACH Banking Transfer.

The North Carolina Education Lottery oversees three in-state games, including Cash 5, Pick 3, and Pick 4. Besides, the state is involved in three multi-jurisdictional lotteries, which are Mega Millions, Lucky for Life, and Powerball.

We may say the tax rate is average in North Carolina. The maximum deductions that may be imposed on your amount are 24% federal tax and 5.45% state tax.

Yes, you can buy lottery tickets right into your North Carolina Lottery player’s account on the official website.

According to the law, some information about the winner, including his or her name, place of residence, and prize amount, must be revealed to the public. However, you may remain anonymous under a valid protective order or if you provide an Address Confidentiality Program authorization card.

Traditionally, gambling is for players 18 and older in North Carolina.

You can put off claiming a prize if necessary, as there is a 180-day period for collecting it.

If you don’t claim your prize within 180 days or 6 months, it will be utilized and distributed by the Lottery. So, it expires, as you can see.

If you lose a winning ticket that is not signed, anyone who finds it can claim your prize. To avoid this, sign your ticket and complete all the information on its back. In this case, it may be returned to you, or at least no one will get your winnings.

Education takes priority when it comes to the NCEL proceeds distribution. Almost half of the net revenue goes to support public schools in the areas of covering some costs of support staff, building and repairing schools, need-based grants and scholarships for the students of community colleges and state universities, and many other issues.

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