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.|
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:
|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.
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:
- Original signed ticket
- Completed claim form
- Copy of photo ID with your name, signature and age
- 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?
Carolina pick 3
Carolina Pick 3 Results
Daytime Draw: Monday, Nov 23
Evening Draw: Monday, Nov 23
How to Play
Step 1: Pick three numbers from 0 to 9. Numbers can be repeated.
Step 2: Decide how you would like to play. Read more about play types here.
Step 3: Choose to play 1 time or up to 7 consecutive day or evening draws (known as multi-draw)
That’s it! Really easy to play. Now how do you win money? Click on Prizes & Odds to learn how.
Prizes & Odds
The NC Lottery Pick 3 has seven different play types to choose. With so many choices, its easy to get confused and avoid the play types you don’t understand. We created a quick summary of each play to and how each wins.
You Play: 1 – 2 -3
You ONLY win if the balls drawn are drawn exactly as 1 -2 -3
The numbers can be drawn in ANY order as long as the three drawn numbers match your numbers. There are 2 types of wins with the Any Play Type.
When two of your three numbers are the same, like 1 – 1 – 2, then you have three possible winning combinations, hence a 3 Way.
When all three of your numbers are different, like 1 – 2 – 3, you have six possible winning combinations, hence a 6 Way.
You Played 2 Different Numbers: 1 – 1 – 2
Win with any 3 possible combinations, called a 3 Way. Winning combinations would be:
You Played 3 Different Numbers: 1 – 2 – 3
Win with any of 6 possible combinations, called a 6 Way. Winning combinations would be:
The 50/50 allows players to win if the three numbers are drawn Exactly as played OR if the balls appear in any order but still match the balls played. A combination of the previous Exact and Any Play Types.
There are 2 types of wins with the 50/50 Play Type, the 3 Way and 6 Way, as described above.
(all combos of exact order)
A combo play takes a number and all it’s possible combinations ( 3 or 6 combinations) and plays all those variations as Exact plays.
The price of the ticket increase by 3x or 6x as you are playing all possible combinations of a number as an Exact Match.
You Played 2 Different Numbers: 1 – 1 – 2
A Combo Play will take all 3 possible number combinations and play each one as a separate Exact Play. Winning combinations would be:
You Played 3 Different Numbers: 1 – 2 – 3
A Combo Play will take all 6 possible combinations and play each one as a separate Exact Play. Winning combinations would be:
Pick any two numbers and specify their location. For a Front Pair play, select numbers in the first two columns only; for a Back Pair play, select numbers in the last two columns only.
Selected pair of numbers must match the winning pair in the exact order drawn.
Front Pair Played: 1 – 2 – X
You win if the first two numbers are drawn in the exact order you played. The third drawn number can be any number. Winning combinations would be:
Back Pair Played: X – 1 – 2
You win if the last two numbers are drawn in the exact order you played. The first drawn number can be any number. Winning combinations would be:
If the sum of your numbers equals the sum of the numbers drawn, you win. Your numbers do not have to match the drawn numbers, just the total.
See below for a more detailed explanation.
You Played: 1 – 2 – 3
The sum of your numbers is 6 (1 + 2 +3). If the sum of the winning numbers is equal to 6, you win.
You Played: 1 – 2 – 3
1 Digit 1 OFF winning combinations:
2 Digit 1 OFF winning combinations:
3 Digit 1 OFF winning combinations:
Sum It Up
Sometimes game information can be confusing. We created a brief overview of some of the common terms used in Carolina Pick 3 that you should be familiar.
Multi-draw is playing the same set of numbers on consecutive drawings. While filling out a play slip, a player may choose to play the same set of numbers for up to 7 consecutive day or evening drawings for the Carolina Pick 3.
Your numbers have to match the numbers drawn in the exact order they are listed on your ticket. Prize amounts for this play type are $250 or $500.
The numbers on your ticket must match the numbers drawn, but the order of the numbers doesn’t matter. Prize amounts for this play type range from $40 to $160.
This play combines 50% Exact Order and 50% Any Order plays, so that you win either way your numbers are drawn. If you match exactly, you win both the Exact Order and Any Order prizes. (This play can only be purchase for $1.00.) Prize amounts for this play type range from $40 to $330.
A Combo play is an Exact Order play for every possible combination of the numbers you selected on one ticket. Prize amounts for this play type are $250 or $500.
For Front Pair the selected pair of numbers (first two numbers) must match the first two numbers drawn in exact order. For Back Pair the selected pair of numbers (last two numbers) must match the last two numbers drawn in exact order. Prize amounts for Front Pair & Back Pair are $25 for a $.50 play or $50 for a $1.00 play.
You win a prize if one or more of the numbers you selected are 1-OFF the numbers drawn in exact order. Select 1-OFF for Pick 3 for 26 chances to win. All possible winning number combinations will be printed on the ticket. 1-OFF plays with selected numbers matching all numbers drawn do not win a prize. Prize amounts for 1-OFF range from $5 to $40 depending on the play amount.
Add SUM IT UP to your Pick 3 ticket and if the sum of the numbers you selected matches the sum of the numbers drawn you win. SUM IT UP is not available for Front Pair/Back Pair. The cost for SUM IT UP equals the base cost of the ticket. Prize amounts for SUM IT UP range from $3 -$250 for a $0.50 play and $6 – $500 for a $1 play.
Get the latest Carolina Pick 3 Results, Odds and FAQs about your favorite NC Lottery game, all on one page.