North Carolina (NC) Lottery Results & Winning Numbers

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All North Carolina Games Details

All the best North Carolina lottery games that count with results on our website are summarized below.

GAMEPRIZE TYPEGAME FORMATSALES STOP
Pick 3 DaytimeFixed Prize3 from 0-92:45 p.m.
Pick 3 EveningFixed Prize3 from 0-910:59 p.m.
Pick 4 DaytimeFixed Prize4 from 0-92:45 p.m.
Pick 4 EveningFixed Prize4 from 0-910:59 p.m.
Lucky for LifeFixed Prize5 from 1-48 + 1 from 1-189:30 p.m.
Cash 5Jackpot5 from 1-4310:59 p.m.
PowerballJackpot5 from 1-69 + 1 from 1-269:59 p.m.
Mega MillionsJackpot5 from 1-70 + 1 from 1-2510:45 p.m.

North Carolina Lottery Games Schedule

Bookmark this page to know at what type to check the North Carolina lottery results according to the schedule below and North Carolina local time:

GAMESUNMONTUEWEDTHUFRISAT
Pick 3 Daytime3:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
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.
Pick 4 Daytime3:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
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.
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.
Powerball   10:59 p.m.  10:59 p.m.
Mega Millions  11:00 p.m.  11:00 p.m. 
Lucky for Life 11:45 p.m.  11:45 p.m.  

North Carolina Advanced Draws

Playing advanced draws or subscriptions can allow players to participate in several drawings with a single purchase. With that extra time in hand, all that is left for them to do is to come back to this page and check the latest North Carolina Lottery results. The maximum amount of draws in advance depends on the game, as specified below.

GAMEADVANCED DRAWS
Pick 3 Daytimeup to 7
Pick 3 Eveningup to 7
Pick 4 Daytimeup to 7
Pick 4 Eveningup to 7
Powerballup to 26
Mega Millionsup to 26
Lucky for Lifeup to 26
Cash 5up to 28

How to Buy Lottery Tickets in North Carolina?

Players can purchase tickets for the North Carolina lottery games at local retailers, online, or through the NC Lottery app. Whichever the choice, do not forget to bookmark this page to check the North Carolina Lottery results. In addition, it is also possible to play multi-state games using the lottery websites that we recommend.

How to Claim a Prize in North Carolina?

Claiming a prize in North Carolina depends on how the player prefers to claim it and the total amount for the winning ticket.

Prizes up to $600 or Free Plays

  1. You can claim your prize at local retailers.
  2. Otherwise, you can either claim at the NCEL Headquarters or at the regional claim centers.
  3. Claiming by mail is also possible, with the specific prize claim form for prizes of $599 or less here.

Prizes over $600 and up to $100,000

  1. Visit a regional claim center or go straight to the NCEL Headquarters to claim your prize. Make sure to take the claim form, a valid photo ID, the Social Security card, and the signed winning ticket.
  2. Send your claim via mail, aware that it should arrive before the completion of 180 calendar days of the drawing.

Prizes from $100,000

Big prizes must be claimed in person at the North Carolina Lottery headquarters. The winners can opt to receive the prizes via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), which also applies to annuity payments. In that case, players might take a voided check, a starter check, or a letter from the financial institution on letterhead, depending on the account type. Lump-sum payments are paid the same day, and the deposits usually arrive within 2-3 business days.

Winner Claim Forms and North Carolina Lottery Headquarters Mail Address

It is necessary to fill the North Carolina Lottery Winner Claim Form according to your prize. Choose either the claim form for prizes up to $600 or the claim form for prizes from $600 and forward it to the following address, in case you want to do it by mail:

NCEL

PO Box 41606

Raleigh, NC 27629-1606

As a reminder, make sure to send the original winning ticket, a copy of a photo ID, and of your Social Security card via certified mail, together with the claim form. It should arrive there before completing 180 days from the drawing.

Lottery Headquarters and Regional Claim Centers

All the addresses work during the period of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Asheville Regional Office & Claim Center
16-G Regent Park Blvd.
Asheville, NC 28806
Phone: +1 828-251-6223
Greenville Regional Office & Claim Center
2790 Dickinson Avenue, Suite A
Greenville, NC 27834
Phone: +1 252-756-7992
NC Education Lottery Headquarters
Raleigh Claim Center & Regional Office
2728 Capital Blvd.
Suite144
Raleigh, NC 27604
Phone: +1 919-301-3637
Charlotte Regional Office & Claim Center
5029-A West W. T. Harris Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28269-1861
Phone: +1 704-523-4898
Greensboro Regional Office & Claim Center
20A Oak Branch Drive
Greensboro, NC 27407
Phone: +1 336-218-5724
Wilmington Regional Office & Claim Center
123 North Cardinal Extension Drive, Suite 140
Wilmington, NC 28405
Phone: +1 910-350-2000

Prizes Won Playing Online

In the case that you played on the lottery websites we recommend for multi-state games, the prize might be deposited into your account, or you might have to claim it in person. Simply read the rules of the online lottery you chose. On the other hand, players who played on the North Carolina online lottery follow different rules:

  • Less than $600 in prizes are deposited to the online lottery account. 
  • Prizes from $600 and up to $100,000 should be claimed online. 
  • Prizes from $100,000 should be claimed online and claimed in person at the NCEL Headquarters. The notification to start the claim should arrive within 2-5 business days.

Lottery Tax Information in North Carolina

After figuring out you have won through our North Carolina Lottery results, it is important to realize how much of the prize goes to taxes. The explanation is simple, duly summarized in the tables below, and everybody starts paying taxes on prizes from $600.

Tax Withholdings on North Carolina Lottery – U.S. Citizens and Residents

TOTAL PRIZETYPETAX
$600 – $5,000State Tax5.499%
Federal Tax0%
 Total5.499%
$5,000+State Tax5.499%
Federal Tax24%
 Total29.499%

Tax Withholdings on North Carolina Lottery – Non-U.S. Citizens

TOTAL PRIZETYPETAX
$600 – $5,000State Tax5.499%
Federal Tax0%
 Total5.499%
$5,000+State Tax5.499%
Federal Tax30%
 Total35.499%

Lottery Rules in North Carolina

  • Prizes from $100,000 can only be claimed in person at the Lottery Headquarters.
  • There is a specific claim form for prizes under $600.
  • Prizes from all games expire in 6 months.
  • It is necessary to be 18 years old or older to play any of the North Carolina games.
  • Winnings from $600 are already subject to state taxes.
  • Only U.S. residents and citizens can play the exclusive North Carolina Lottery games.
  • It is not possible to win and remain an anonymous winner in North Carolina, and players are announced publicly.

Top 5 Interesting North Carolina Winners Stories

  1. $188 Million – Marie Holmes won $188 million playing Powerball in 2015 at the age of 26 and working at five different jobs to support her children. Her plans involved helping religious organizations and charities too, but she apparently also purchased gifts for her ex-husband, who was married to her at that time. However, her ex-husband is suing her from prison, as she might have given those gifts to other people when they got divorced. So far, she continues to enjoy her winnings.
  2. $10 Million – Allen Borger had planned to purchase lottery tickets at a different store, but his low-fuel light came on, and he ended up purchasing his scratch-off ticket of $20 there. That change in his plans resulted in a $10,000,000 playing Colossal Cash instead of the lottery game he had planned and beat the odds of 1 in 2.83 million.
  3. $5 Million – Jonathan Bate stopped at the Maple Ave Family Fare for a coffee and asked for a scratch-off ticket but received another one by mistake. Fortunately, he received the wrong ticket and won $5 million on a totally different game, Fortune.
  4. $1 Million – Tyler Reece is another lucky winner in North Carolina who stopped on his way to work to purchase his lucky lottery ticket. The maintenance mechanic of Southern Pines scratched the $1 million prize and took home $600,000 after choosing the lump sum option.
  5. $100,000 – Janique Ebanks received a call telling her that she had won $100,000 in the Multiply the Cash Second-Chance drawing on April 7, 2021. She had to call them herself to verify the information, as she did not believe it at first. It was true, and she took home $70,750 after taxes.

FAQs About North Carolina Lotteries

Yes, the North Carolina Lottery has both an online platform and an app for players who prefer to purchase tickets that way. On the other hand, multi-state games are also available on the online lotteries that we recommend.

It is necessary to be at least 18 years old to purchase tickets or claim the prizes.

No, but the North Carolina Lottery will not reveal more than your name, the prize, and your city.

The revenue from ticket sales goes to support education throughout the state.

Winners can claim their prizes within up to 6 months from the draw.

The winning ticket is the only way to ensure that the winner will receive the payment. Therefore, losing it results in not being able to claim any prize.

On this same page, we automatically update North Carolina Lottery results after every draw.

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