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North Carolina (NC) Lottery

In August 2005, Gov. Mike Easley signed into law the North Carolina State Lottery Act (H. 1023) and the 2005 Appropriations Act (S. 622) which established the North Carolina Education Lottery.

The act created the 9-member North Carolina Lottery Commission to initiate, supervise, and administer the education lottery. The Commission was appointed in September 2005, with Dr. Charles Sanders of Durham as its first chair and its initial meeting was held on October 6, 2005. On November 17, 2005, the Commission hired Thomas N. Shaheen as Executive Director. Shaheen started work on December 5, 2005. Mr. Shaheen, along with his staff will be responsible for the administrative management and daily operations of the Commission.

100 percent of the net proceeds of the North Carolina Education Lottery will go to education expenses, including reduced class size in early grades, academic prekindergarten programs, school construction, and scholarships for needy college and university students.

North Carolina (NC) Lottery Winners

  • Cherry Carter of Wendell, NC, won $30,000 for playing Powerball. She bought her ticket at Trans Minit Mart # 2, Wendell.

  • William Wrenn II of Snow Camp, NC, won $20,000 for playing Lucky Dice Doubler. He bought his ticket at Stop N Shop, Graham.

  • June Connolly of Hubert, NC, won $100,000 for playing Blue Ridge Riches. He bought his ticket at Foxtrace Mart, Hubert.

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North Carolina (NC) Lottery Games

  • Cash 5
  • Pick 3
  • Powerball
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