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Big wins for players mean big wins for education

July 31, 2019 Posted by NC Lottery at 10:57 AM
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We’re wrapping up another fiscal year here at the lottery, and wow, it’s been a whirlwind. During FY2019, we gave out an average of $5 million a day in prizes. That’s a lot of good luck!

No matter how you look at it, our players won big. We gave out 66 prizes of $1 million or more. That includes the largest prize in North Carolina history, a $344 million Powerball jackpot. We also gave out four Cash 5 jackpots of over $1 million. 

Because you love playing our games, you helped us raise over $708 million for education this last year. That money helps build and repair schools, provide college scholarships, pay school workers, and fund preschool for four-year olds.

This is money we can’t raise without you. So remember, whenever you play a lottery game, the real winners are the schools and students in North Carolina.
 


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8/02/2019 12:28 - Clarence H Jr L.

This is awesome news. Hope we have more high payout events.

7/31/2019 02:34 - Abraham K.

What’s the average entries per player for the Lucke-Rewards and Second Chance drawings?NC Lottery
Hi Abraham, we don't have that info readily available, but you can send your specific information request to playerinfo@lotterync.net and we should be able to gather that info for you. Thanks!

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