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North Carolina (NC) Lucky For Life Numbers & Results

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Latest North Carolina Lucky For Life Results

1000 A Day For Life

1000 A Day For Life

Lucky For Life | $1,000

1000 A Day For Life

Lucky For Life | $1,000

1000 A Day For Life

Lucky For Life | $1,000

1000 A Day For Life

Lucky For Life | $1,000

1000 A Day For Life

Lucky For Life | $1,000

1000 A Day For Life

Lucky For Life | $1,000

1000 A Day For Life

Lucky For Life | $1,000

1000 A Day For Life

Lucky For Life | $1,000

1000 A Day For Life

Lucky For Life | $1,000

North Carolina Lottery Games

Game Name Entry Close Time Possible Numbers Prize Type Draw Time Draw Days
Powerball 9:59 PM EST 5 from 1-69 and 1 from 1-26 Jackpot 10:59 PM EST Wednesday and Saturday
Mega Millions 10:45 PM EST 5 from 1-70 and 1 from 1-25 Jackpot 11:00 PM EST Tuesday and Friday
Lucky for Life 9:30 PM EST 5 from 1-48 and 1 from 1-18 Jackpot 11:45 PM EST Monday and Thursday
Cash 5 10:59 PM PM EST 5 from 1-43 Jackpot 11:22 PM EST Daily
Pick 3 Daytime 2:45 PM PM EST 3 from 0-9 Top Prize 3:00 PM EST Daily
Pick 3 Evening 10:59 PM EST 3 from 0-9 Top Prize 11:22 PM EST Daily
Pick 4 Daytime 2:45 PM EST 4 from 0-9 Top Prize 3:00 PM EST Daily
Pick 4 Evening 10:59 PM EST 4 from 0-9 Top Prize 11:22 PM EST Daily

North Carolina Education Lottery FAQs

Can I buy a NC Lottery ticket online?

Players in NC can utilize “Online Play” by creating a verified NC Education Lottery account on the NC Education website or may purchase tickets at any authorized retailer.

How much is the NC Education Lottery today?

You can find the latest NC Lottery jackpot amounts for all of your favorite games here on the North Carolina Lottery Jackpots page.

How long does it take to receive NC Lottery winnings?

Timing is dependent on whether prizes are claimed in person or mailed in, and is subject to vary.

How much will I pay in taxes if I win the NC lottery?

All prizes are subject to Federal and State withholdings. The Federal Tax withholding is 24%. For additional and more specific information, please visit

Can I remain anonymous if I win the lottery in North Carolina?

No, the North Carolina Education Lottery considers a winner’s name, city/county, and prize amount a matter of public record, unless the winner produces a valid protective order or Address Confidentiality Program authorization card.

About the NC Education Lottery

The North Carolina Education Lottery was established on August 31, 2005 when Governor Mike Easley signed the North Carolina State Lottery Act. Seven months later, sales of scratch-off tickets began, and Powerball was offered to North Carolinians exactly two months after that. By the time the NC Education Lottery was barely a year old, sales had already topped $1 billion. In year three, total sales reached $3 billion and the earnings for education exceeded $1 billion.

Although North Carolina is one of the youngest lottery systems in the United States, it has set record sales for the past 13 consecutive years. In fiscal year 2019, it raised $709.2 million for education and had sales of $2.86 billion.

To learn more about the North Carolina Education Lottery please visit the official website.

Information on responsible gaming and problem gaming is available here. Or call 1-800-522-4700.

Get the latest winning numbers (results) and jackpots for NORTH CAROLINA LUCKY FOR LIFE and all of your other favorite North Carolina lottery games.

North Carolina Lottery Numbers

The North Carolina Education Lottery supports great causes while giving players the chance to strike it rich! Check this page for the latest North Carolina Lottery numbers – just click on a specific result to find out all the juicy details.

Current lottery games include: Powerball – Mega Millions – North Carolina Cash 5 – Pick 3 Evening – Pick 3 Midday – Pick 4 Evening – Pick 4 Midday – All or Nothing Day – All or Nothing Evening – Lucky for Life.

– Latest North Carolina Numbers

Buying Lottery Tickets

Carolina Cash 5 isn’t currently available to players who don’t live in the United States. You can still take part in Powerball and Mega Millions though! Visit the Tickets page to learn more.

North Carolina Drawing Schedule

View the timetable for all the exciting NC games so that you never miss a drawing:

Game Draw Days Draw Times* Ticket Sales Close At*
Powerball Wednesday & Saturday 10:59 PM 9:59 PM
Mega Millions Tuesday & Friday 11:00 PM 10:45 PM
Lucky for Life Monday & Thursday 10:38 PM 9:30 PM
Cash 5 Daily 11:22 PM 10:59 PM
Pick 4 Daily 11:22 PM 2:45 PM & 10:59 PM
Pick 3 Daily 11:22 PM 2:45 PM & 10:59 PM
*Times are shown in EST. There are two Pick 3 and Pick 4 drawings each day, both are broadcast in the evening.

Game Information

North Carolina residents can play Powerball and Mega Millions as well as a host of in-state games.

Carolina Cash 5 is a daily draw game with a minimum jackpot of $50,000 which rolls over until someone wins! Tickets cost $1 per line and players pick which draw they want to enter and choose five numbers from 1 to 41. They can also have their numbers randomly generated for them using a Quick Pick. Drawings take place at 11:22 PM. If you match all five numbers won, you’ll snap up the top prize.

Here are the winning prize tiers and their associated odds:

Winning Tier Prize Odds
Match 5 of 5 Pari-mutuel 1 in 749,398
Match 4 of 5 Pari-mutuel 1 in 4,163
Match 3 of 5 Pari-mutuel 1 in 119
Match 2 of 5 Guaranteed $1 1 in 9
Overall odds of winning any Carolina Cash 5 prize are 1 in 8.8

Want to experience the thrill of winning before the drawing takes place? All you need to do is pay an extra $1 to unlock the EZ Match feature. An additional set of five numbers will be generated on your Carolina Cash 5 ticket and if any of them match the draw numbers you’ll win a cash prize right there and then. Simply redeem the prize and have the retailer print you an exchange ticket for the next Carolina Cash 5 drawing.

Other great North Carolina Lottery games include Pick 3 and Pick 4.

If you’re looking for some instant gratification, why not try instant scratch-offs offered by the North Carolina Lottery? You can buy these games from any authorized retailer and instantly get the chance to win a stunning variety of cash prizes.

Claiming Prizes

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, there have been some changes in the way you claim prizes in North Carolina. You can find updates on our dedicated Coronavirus Lottery Updates page.

If you won a prize in a draw game, you’ll have 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim your winnings. If you won a prize in an instant scratch-off game, you’ll have 90 days from the game’s date of closure to redeem your prize.

Any North Carolina Lottery prize worth $599 or less can be redeemed at any authorized retailer, while prizes worth between $600 and $99,999.99 can be claimed by mail or at the North Carolina Lottery headquarters. If you’re lucky enough to win $100,000 or more, you’ll need to claim your prize in person at lottery headquarters in Raleigh.

Won a prize worth more than $5,000? The federal government will withhold 25 percent in taxes and North Carolina will administer a tax of 5.8 percent.

If you have questions, contact the Lottery’s toll-free customer service number at 1-877-962-7529 from 8am-5pm Monday through Friday. You can also get in touch by email: [email protected]

Claim a prize by mail

To claim a prize of $600 to $99,999 by mail, you’ll need the following documents:

  1. Original signed ticket
  2. Completed claim form
  3. Copy of photo ID with your name, signature and age
  4. Copy of your Social Security card

PO Box 41606
Raleigh, NC 27629-1606

Expect delays to claim processing due to high mail volume.

History of the North Carolina Lottery

The North Carolina Education Lottery was established in 2005 through an act of the North Carolina legislature. Its primary goal is to raise vital funding for education from the pre-school to college levels. The lottery began selling Powerball tickets in 2006 and joined Mega Millions in 2010.

In 2014, the North Carolina Lottery teamed up with popular pizza chain Papa John’s to offer a scratchcard that gives players the chance to win up to £20,000. In addition to the cash, players could earn a slice of free Papa John’s menu items, discounts on orders and the chance to win pizza parties or free pizza for a year.

Today, the North Carolina Lottery sells tickets for in-state and multi-state games to give players a shot at winning great prizes while helping strengthen the state’s education system. Currently, nearly $4 billion has been allocated to paying classroom teachers, constructing schools and providing need-based aid to college students. When you play North Carolina Lottery games, everyone in the state wins!


If you want to play North Carolina Lottery games, you’ll need to be at least 18 years old.

Check your North Carolina Lottery numbers here. Jackpot information and draw history for Mega Millions, Powerball, All or Nothing and Cash 5. Are you a lucky winner?