Ultimate NC Lottery Insider’s Guide

NC Lottery Results

PowerBall logo
Latest Draw
Saturday, Sep 14, 2019
Powerball number
11
Powerball number
27
Powerball number
31
Powerball number
36
Powerball number
67
Powerball number
11
POWER PLAY x2
Jackpot Estimate

$70 Million

Cash Value $47.6 Million
Next Drawing: Wednesday, Sep 18
MegaMillions logo
Latest Draw
Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019
Mega Millions Ball
12
Mega Millions Ball
15
Mega Millions Ball
30
Mega Millions Ball
50
Mega Millions Ball
65
Mega Millions Ball Yellow
1
MEGAPLIER x4
Jackpot Estimate

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Next Drawing: Friday, Sep 20
Lucky 4 Life logo
Latest Draw
Monday, Sep 16, 2019
Lucky 4 Life Ball
11
Lucky 4 Life Ball
12
Lucky 4 Life Ball
22
Lucky 4 Life Ball
31
Lucky 4 Life Ball
37
Lucky 4 Life Ball Yellow
7
Top Prizes
$1,000/day for life or
$25,000/year for life.
Next Drawing: Thursday, Sep 19
Cash5 logo
Latest Draw
Monday, Sep 16, 2019
Cash5 Ball
11
Cash5 Ball
15
Cash5 Ball
23
Cash5 Ball
38
Cash5 Ball
41
Jackpot Estimate

$760,000

Next Drawing: Tuesday, Sep 17
Pick4 logo
Daytime Draw
Tuesday, Sep 17
Pick4 Ball
4
Pick4 Ball
8
Pick4 Ball
0
Pick4 Ball
1
Pick4 plus sign
13
Evening Draw: Monday, Sep 16
Pick4 Ball
5
Pick4 Ball
7
Pick4 Ball
3
Pick4 Ball
8
Pick4 plus sign
23
Pick3 logo
Daytime Draw
Tuesday, Sep 17
Pick3 Ball
0
Pick3 Ball
6
Pick3 Ball
6
Pick3 plus sign
12
Evening Draw: Monday, Sep 16
Pick3 Ball
8
Pick3 Ball
3
Pick3 Ball
5
Pick3 plus sign
16
Pick3 Ball
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Do you play the NC Lottery?  Of course you do or you wouldn't be here!

If you are like us, you are tired of having to check multiple sites for all your North Carolina Lottery questions.  

You might visit one site for lottery results, another to check drawing times and do you even know a site to compare odds on every game?

We didn't either which is why we created the Ultimate NC Lottery Insider's Guide to be your one stop page for ALL things North Carolina Lottery.  Did we miss anything?  If so, let us know!

If you are short on time, feel free to jump around with our quick navigation.

1) NC Lottery At a Glance

Want some North Carolina Lottery facts to impress your friends?  Check out our shareable infographic from NC Lottery 2018 Fiscal Year.

NC Lottery Infographic

2) When Are Live Game Drawings and Sales Cut-Off Times?

Need a handy NC Lottery Live Drawing Calendar?  How about the cut-off time for ticket sales?  

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3) NC Lottery Overall Odds Comparison

Being numbers geeks, we crunched all the numbers to create a definitive odds comparison of all current North Carolina Lottery games.

NC Lottery Games

Ticket Price

Overall Odds

Top Prize 

Top Prize Odds

Latest News

$1

1 in 10.51

Varies

1 in 962,598

$1

1 in 3.86 to 16.63

$100,000

1 in 8.9 Million

$1

1 in 1,000

$500

1 in 1,000

$1

1 in 10,000

$5,000

1 in 10,000

NC Lottery Scratch Offs

$1 - $30

1 in 2.80 - 9.45

Varies

$2

1 in 7.77

$1k/Day

1 in 30.8 Million

$2

1 in 24

Varies

1 in 302.6 Million

$2

1 in 24.87

Varies

1 in 292.2 Million

4) How to Play

With so many games to choose, new players might be intimidated with how to play many of the drawing games.  Below is a quick overview of each game but make sure to check out our complete guide to each game.  Links can be found within each game overview below.

  • PIck 3
  • pick 4
  • cash 5
  • Powerball
  • Mega Millions
  • keno
  • lucky for life

How to Play:  Pick five numbers from 1 to 48 and one Lucky Ball number from 1 to 18.

Match

Prize

5 Balls + LB

Jackpot

5 Balls

$1 Million

4 Balls + LB

$10,000

4 Balls

$500

3 Balls + LB

$200

3 Balls

$10

2 Balls + LB

$10

3 Balls

$10

1 Balls + PB

$4

0 Balls + PB

$2

To learn more about playing and odds, visit our NC Lucky For Life Guide.

5) Your Most Asked NC Lottery Questions Answered

We compiled a list of the most asked questions about the North Carolina Lottery.

Where can I buy NC Lottery Tickets?

Do I pay taxes on my lottery winnings?

Can I buy NC lottery tickets with a credit card?

If I win, can I remain anonymous?

What are the 3 letter codes on Scratch-off Tickets?

Got a question you want us to find the answer.  Reach out to us on our Contact Page and let us know!

6) Resources

Thanks to these great resources for providing the data used in our analysis.

North Carolina Education Lottery

US Census Bureau

Make to also check out our NC Lottery Game Guides