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Celebrating this year's graduating students

May 11, 2019 Posted by NC Lottery at 11:00 AM

Many of you may know a graduate who is getting ready to turn the tassel and start the next chapter of their lives. 

It is an exciting time for everyone— for graduates and their families— and the Education Lottery is happy to be part of the celebration, helping make dreams of higher education come true for thousands of North Carolinians each year.

For one of those recent graduates, Claude Oros, receiving an Education Lottery Scholarship helped him walk across the stage at Wake Technical Community College— with a degree in one hand, a dream in the other hand, and a big smile on his face.

“One day I plan on operating a Chick-fil-A franchise,” said Oros. “But I knew without an education it just wouldn’t be feasible.”

Oros said that he’s happy to have received the Education Lottery Scholarship because it helped cut down on the cost of college, allowing him to focus on his studies.

“Times can be tough,” said Oros. “It’s really difficult to hold down a full-time job while being a full-time student. Without the N.C. Education Lottery scholarship, focusing on my education and dreams in life without having to worry about money honestly wouldn’t have been possible!”

Education is a cause we are proud to help raise money for. It’s a good cause you – our players— help support when you buy a lottery ticket.

Whether you prefer the thrill of a scratch-off or the anticipation of a draw game, your fun helps support students like Oros pursue their dreams.

We tip our hats to you and to this year’s graduates.

Know someone who has received a N.C. Education Lottery Scholarship? We’d love to hear their story. Email us at 


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5/14/2019 09:19 - Berry B.

Congratulations to All!!

5/13/2019 06:22 - carolyn b.

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5/11/2019 03:07 - Alvin W.

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Hi, Alvin! Our goal is to offer a wide variety of tickets based on theme, price point and play style while striving to serve the good cause that the lottery was created for – education. Every time you play the lottery, it takes luck to beat the odds. That's true whether you play one ticket or 10; there's only ever a chance to win, never a guarantee. We wish every ticket could win a prize, but prize money comes from non-winning tickets. That's why $1 could win $1,000 or $10 could win $1 million. Good Luck!

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