Have you ever wondered who plays the lottery? Turns out that, demographically, lottery players look similar to the overall population of our state.
The lottery recently surveyed North Carolinians to get a better understanding of who our players are and confirmed what we see every day: Folks who play the lottery come from all walks of life and represent a cross-section of North Carolinians. We wanted to share some of the survey results with you too.
Forty-six percent of North Carolinians, age 18 or older, said they had played a lottery game in the last year. Of those,
- 52 percent were males and 48 percent were females.
- 42 percent said they were between the age of 35-54.
- 25 percent said they were university graduates.
- 65 percent of lottery players were white, 23 percent were African-Americans, and 7 percent were Hispanic or Latino.
- 37 percent said they had a household income of between $25,000 and $75,000.
We conducted the survey to ensure we have a good understanding of who plays our games. With that knowledge, we can do a better job of making sure we sell and market lottery games in a responsible way. You can learn more about the survey here.
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Hi, I am a faithful lottery player meaning I play some type of lottery everyday whether it's scratch offs or the big games. I have won some and I have lost plenty so I know what it takes. I just find it Unfair to buy 6 or 7 $10 scratch offs from the same book back to back and none of them were winners. I know you, the person who answers these questions, can't do anything, but I just want to vent my frustration.