North Carolina Lottery Results (NC)

Get the most recent results for all North Carolina Lottery Draws

North Carolina lottery results and winning numbers
  • Latest Cash 5 result:
    Sunday, May 26, 2024

    1. 12
    2. 15
    3. 18
    4. 31
    5. 42

    Next draw
    Monday, May 27, 2024

    Jackpot total
    $110,000

  • latest Cash 5 Double Play lottery result

    Latest Cash 5 Double Play result:
    Sunday, May 26, 2024

    1. 22
    2. 33
    3. 39
    4. 40
    5. 41

    Next draw
    Monday, May 27, 2024

    Fixed jackpot

  • latest Lucky For Life lottery result

    Latest Lucky For Life result:
    Sunday, May 26, 2024

    1. 02
    2. 17
    3. 25
    4. 26
    5. 43
    6. 02

    Next draw
    Monday, May 27, 2024

    Fixed jackpot

  • latest MEGA Millions lottery result

    Latest MEGA Millions result:
    Friday, May 24, 2024

    1. 46
    2. 54
    3. 56
    4. 67
    5. 70
    6. 16
    7. Megaplier: x3

    Next draw
    Tuesday, May 28, 2024

    Jackpot total
    $489,000,000

  • latest Pick 3 Day lottery result

    Latest Pick 3 Day result:
    Monday, May 27, 2024

    1. 1
    2. 8
    3. 5

    Next draw
    Tuesday, May 28, 2024

    Fixed jackpot

  • latest Pick 3 Evening lottery result

    Latest Pick 3 Evening result:
    Sunday, May 26, 2024

    1. 5
    2. 9
    3. 6

    Next draw
    Monday, May 27, 2024

    Fixed jackpot

  • latest Pick 4 Day lottery result

    Latest Pick 4 Day result:
    Monday, May 27, 2024

    1. 8
    2. 0
    3. 9
    4. 7

    Next draw
    Tuesday, May 28, 2024

    Fixed jackpot

  • latest Pick 4 Evening lottery result

    Latest Pick 4 Evening result:
    Sunday, May 26, 2024

    1. 0
    2. 4
    3. 2
    4. 5

    Next draw
    Monday, May 27, 2024

    Fixed jackpot

  • latest Powerball lottery result

    Latest Powerball result:
    Saturday, May 25, 2024

    1. 06
    2. 33
    3. 35
    4. 36
    5. 64
    6. 24
    7. Power Play: x3

    Next draw
    Monday, May 27, 2024

    Jackpot total
    $131,000,000

2024 STRATEGIES

Lottery strategies for Pick 3, Pick 4, Mega Millions, Powerball and more!
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Games and Advanced Draws

The main lottery games you can play in North Carolina, click a link for results and more information.

GAME PRIZE NUMBER FORMAT ADVANCED DRAWS
Pick 3 (Midday) Fixed 3 (from 0-9) up to 7
Pick 3 (Evening) Fixed 3 (from 0-9) up to 7
Pick 4 (Midday) Fixed 4 (from 0-9) up to 7
Pick 4 (Evening) Fixed 4 (from 0-9) up to 7
Cash 5 Jackpot 5 (from 1-43) up to 28
Cash 5 Double Play Fixed 5 (from 1-43) up to 28
Lucky for Life Fixed 5 (from 1-48) + 1 (from 1-18) up to 28
Mega Millions Jackpot 5 (from 1-70) + 1 (from 1-25) up to 26
Powerball Jackpot 5 (from 1-69) + 1 (from 1-26) up to 30

Games Overview

NC Pick 3

Pick 3

Offering players the chance to win by selecting a three-digit number from 000 to 999. With daily drawings players can choose their desired play style either straight or boxed for the chance to win prizes ranging from a few dollars to larger payouts.

NC Pick 4

Pick 4

Another daily drawing game where players select a four-digit number from 0000 to 9999. Similar to Pick 3 players can choose different play styles and bet amounts aiming for either a straight, boxed, or combination win.

NC Cash 5

Cash 5

The opportunity to win larger prizes by selecting five ranging from 1 to 41 and matching your chosen numbers to win the jackpot. The game's format allows for rollovers leading to potentially substantial prizes.

NC Lucky for Life

Lucky for Life

A unique lottery game that offers a top prize of $1,000 a day for life. Players select five numbers from a pool of 1 to 48 and an additional "Lucky Ball" number from 1 to 18. Matching all five numbers and the Lucky Ball wins the top prize.

NC Mega Millions

Mega Millions

A multi-state lottery game played in North Carolina where players choose five main numbers from a pool of 1 to 70 as well as a Mega Ball number from 1 to 25. With drawings held twice a week the game is known for its massive jackpots.

NC Powerball

Powerball

Another multi-state lottery game that generates enormous jackpots where players select five numbers from a pool of 1 to 69 and a Powerball number from 1 to 26. Drawings take place twice a week and players who match all the numbers win the grand prize.

Game Schedule Times

Never miss a draw again with all the North Carolina lottery draw times. Shown in local time and Sales Stop in ().

GAME SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
Pick 3 (Midday) 3:00 p.m.
(2:45 p.m.)
3:00 p.m.
(2:45 p.m.)
3:00 p.m.
(2:45 p.m.)
3:00 p.m.
(2:45 p.m.)
3:00 p.m.
(2:45 p.m.)
3:00 p.m.
(2:45 p.m.)
3:00 p.m.
(2:45 p.m.)
Pick 3 (Evening) 11:22 p.m.
(10:59 p.m.)
11:22 p.m.
(10:59 p.m.)
11:22 p.m.
(10:59 p.m.)
11:22 p.m.
(10:59 p.m.)
11:22 p.m.
(10:59 p.m.)
11:22 p.m.
(10:59 p.m.)
11:22 p.m.
(10:59 p.m.)
Pick 4 (Midday) 3:00 p.m.
(2:45 p.m.)
3:00 p.m.
(2:45 p.m.)
3:00 p.m.
(2:45 p.m.)
3:00 p.m.
(2:45 p.m.)
3:00 p.m.
(2:45 p.m.)
3:00 p.m.
(2:45 p.m.)
3:00 p.m.
(2:45 p.m.)
Pick 4 (Evening) 11:22 p.m.
(10:59 p.m.)
11:22 p.m.
(10:59 p.m.)
11:22 p.m.
(10:59 p.m.)
11:22 p.m.
(10:59 p.m.)
11:22 p.m.
(10:59 p.m.)
11:22 p.m.
(10:59 p.m.)
11:22 p.m.
(10:59 p.m.)
Cash 5 11:22 p.m.
(10:59 p.m.)
11:22 p.m.
(10:59 p.m.)
11:22 p.m.
(10:59 p.m.)
11:22 p.m.
(10:59 p.m.)
11:22 p.m.
(10:59 p.m.)
11:22 p.m.
(10:59 p.m.)
11:22 p.m.
(10:59 p.m.)
Lucky for Life 11:45 p.m.
(9:30 p.m.)
11:45 p.m.
(9:30 p.m.)
11:45 p.m.
(9:30 p.m.)
11:45 p.m.
(9:30 p.m.)
11:45 p.m.
(9:30 p.m.)
11:45 p.m.
(9:30 p.m.)
11:45 p.m.
(9:30 p.m.)
Mega Millions     11:00 p.m.
(10:45 p.m.)
    11:00 p.m.
(10:45 p.m.)
 
Powerball   10:59 p.m.
(9:59 p.m.)
  10:59 p.m.
(9:59 p.m.)
    10:59 p.m.
(9:59 p.m.)

How to Buy North Carolina Lottery Tickets

Look for the official lottery logo on authorized retailers such as garages or convenience stores to buy your tickets. Here's a guide to prices:

GAME COST TO PLAY
Pick 3 $0.50 - $1
Pick 4 $0.50 - $1
Cash 5 $1 - Double Play +$1
Lucky for Life $2
Mega Millions $2 (+$1 optional Megaplier)
Powerball $2

Note: you will need to be at least 18 years of age to purchase a ticket and claim a price.

How to Claim North Carolina Lottery Prizes

Claim up to $600 win

  • Method 1 – Visit any local authorized retailer (look for the lottery logo) for immediate money.
  • Method 2 – Claim at any of the NC claim centers in our list.
  • Method 3 – Visit the Headquarters in person.
  • Method 4 – Send your signed ticket, ID and claim form in the mail.

Claim $600 to $99,999 win

  • Method 1 – Visit one of the NC Claim Centers on our directory below.
  • Method 2 – Make a claim in person at the HEadquarters in Raleigh.
  • Method 3 – Post your claim form along with your signed ticket and ID.

Claim $100,000+ win

  • Method 1 – Visit the North Carolina Headquarters to claim your prize. Call first to arrange an appointment and bring the necessary documents requested with you.

Claim Center & Claim Form

Download a claim form and a copy of a valid ID, then send to or visit:

North Carolina Education Lottery Headquarters
2728 Capital Blvd #144,
Raleigh, NC 27604

Phone: 877-625-6886
Open: Mon - Fri, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Web: nclottery.com

Download Claim Form

All North Carolina Claim Centers

Asheville

Asheville Regional Office & Claim Center
16-G Regent Park Blvd.
Asheville, NC 28806

Open: Mon-Fri - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Phone: +1 828-251-6223
Map: Location and Directions

Raleigh

NC Education Lottery Headquarters Raleigh Claim Center & Regional Office
2728 Capital Blvd. Suite144,
Raleigh, NC 27604

Open: Mon-Fri - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Phone: +1 919-301-3637
Map: Location and Directions

Greensboro

Greensboro Regional Office & Claim Center
20A Oak Branch Drive,
Greensboro, NC 27407

Open: Mon-Fri - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Phone: +1 336-218-5724
Map: Location and Directions

Greenville

Greenville Regional Office & Claim Center
2790 Dickinson Avenue,
Suite A Greenville,
NC 27834

Open: Mon-Fri - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Phone: +1 252-756-7992
Map: Location and Directions

Charlotte

Charlotte Regional Office & Claim Center
5029-A West W. T. Harris Blvd.,
Charlotte, NC 28269-1861

Open: Mon-Fri - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Phone: +1 704-523-4898
Map: Location and Directions

Wilmington

Wilmington Regional Office & Claim Center
123 North Cardinal Extension Drive,
Suite 140,
Wilmington, NC 28405

Open: Mon-Fri - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Phone: +1 910-350-2000
Map: Location and Directions

Tips and Strategies

Need some advice to make the most of your lottery experience? Here's a few tried and tested tips:

  • Sequences: Avoid using easily predictable number sequences such as birthdays or anniversaries. Opt for a broader range of numbers to increase your chances.
  • Quick Pick Generators: Consider using random number generators for a truly unbiased approach to choosing your numbers.
  • Post Jackpot: Consider participating in the NC lottery after a major jackpot win. Subsequent jackpots might be higher due to increased ticket sales.
  • Mindset: Maintain a positive mindset while playing the lottery. Each ticket you purchase holds the potential to be a winner and optimism can enhance your overall experience.
  • Second Chance: Participate in second-chance drawings for non-winning tickets as an additional opportunity to win.
  • Responsible Gaming: Enjoy the lottery responsibly by setting a budget and sticking to it whether you're winning or losing.
  • Limit Time: Alongside spending limits establish time and frequency limits for your lottery play as this helps prevent excessive time spent on playing.
  • Price Range: Experiment with tickets of various price ranges as higher priced tickets often offer improved odds of winning significant prizes.
  • Gaming Variety: Each game comes with its own set of odds and gameplay mechanics introducing excitement and variety to your lottery experience.
  • Prize Tiers: Understanding the various reward levels beyond the jackpot helps you appreciate the potential returns of your investment.
  • Research Odds: Take the time to understand the odds of winning for each game to make informed choices.
  • Historical Results: Analyze past winning numbers and patterns to enhance your number selection strategy.
  • Online Play: Online platforms offer a streamlined way to play eliminating the need to visit physical retail locations.
  • Information: Keep yourself informed about any changes to game rules, odds or promotions.
  • Pools: Joining or forming a lottery pool with friends, family or coworkers can increase your buying power.
  • Expectations: Set realistic expectations and enjoy the process without solely focusing on the outcome.
  • Claim Promptly: If you're lucky enough to win ensure you claim your prize within the stipulated timeframe.
  • Lump Sum / Annuity: Learn about the pros and cons of choosing between a lump sum payout and an annuity. Consider your financial goals and circumstances before making a decision.

The North Carolina Lottery should be an enjoyable form of entertainment and by following these tips and strategies you can enhance your experience while maintaining a responsible and balanced approach to playing.

Recent North Carolina Lottery Winners' Stories

Looking to feel inspired abou tyour next lottery play? Here are just a few previous NC lottery winners who all won life-changing sums of money.

  • $1,000 a day - Lucky For Life - Salisbury:
    In November 2016, Manalle Earnhardt from Salisbury won a life-changing gift - $1,000 daily for life. She received a winning Lucky For Life ticket as a present from her father making her the first to claim the top prize.
  • $344.6 million - Powerball - Parkton:
    Parkton's Charles Jackson Jr. chose numbers from his granddaughter's fortune cookie and scored a $344.6 million Powerball jackpot. Despite the massive win Charles had modest plans aiming for a few new outfits with his newfound fortune.
  • $1 million - Ultimate Millions - Mecklenburg County:
    Gina Short from Mecklenburg County was thrilled to learn she had won $1 million in the Ultimate Millions second-chance drawing in February 2016. Her excitement was so overwhelming that she fell to the floor in disbelief. This win was especially meaningful to Gina given her past battle with cancer.
  • $10 million - Ultimate Millions - Lexington:
    Dale and Robin Summey a couple from Lexington made history by winning $10 million which was the biggest scratch-off prize ever in the state lottery. They secured this record-breaking sum as the first top prize winners of the Ultimate Millions game.

Lottery Tax Guide

There are two stages levels of taxation on your winnings. If you have won between $600 and $5,000 you will not pay any Federal tax, however any winnings above that will be subject to both State and Federal tax. The tax rates differ according to your citizenship/residency as detailed below:

PRIZE/RESIDENCY STATE TAX FEDERAL TAX TOTAL TAX
$600 - $5,000
U.S. Citizens & Residents
5.25% 0% 5.25%
More than $5,000
U.S. Citizens & Residents
5.25% 24% 29.25%
$600 - $5,000
Non-U.S. Citizens & Residents
5.25% 0% 5.25%
More than $5,000
Non-U.S. Citizens & Residents
5.25% 30% 35.25%

Note: The IRS is notified of all prize values of $600 and over.

About North Carolina Lottery

North Carolina embraced the world of in-state games on October 6 2005 when the first tickets were sold for its inaugural game.

Since then the lottery industry has advanced significantly now offering the convenience of self-service "Player Activated Terminals" for playing games and purchasing tickets online across a variety of games and drawings.

History

  • March 2005 - The North Carolina Education Lottery is established through the General Assembly's authorization.
  • October 2005 - The first game is launched and tickets were sold for weekly draws with various prize levels.
  • February 2006 - The first multi-state lottery game Mega Millions becomes available.
  • April 2009 - "Carolina Pick 3" and "Carolina Pick 4" are introduced with daily drawings.
  • November 2010 - The Powerball multi-state lottery joins.
  • January 2012 - The "All or Nothing" game is introduced with a unique draw format.
  • April 2016 - The Lottery launches its official mobile app allowing players to check results and find retailers.
  • November 2017 - Online play for popular draw games becomes available.
  • September 2019 - The "Lucky for Life" multi-state game is added to the offerings.
  • March 2021 - "Fast Play" games are introduced providing instant-win experiences similar to scratch-offs.
  • June 2022 - The North Carolina Lottery celebrates its 17th anniversary.

Charitable Contributions

The slogan "Earning Hope, Growing Opportunities" encapsulates the North Carolina Lottery's mission to enhance educational opportunities in the state.

Since its establishment it has contributed over $8 billion to education programs. These funds have supported initiatives such as school construction, pre-K programs, college scholarships and financial aid for higher education. The positive impact on the educational landscape of North Carolina has provided students with better resources and a brighter future.

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