NC lottery by the numbers: Top prizes claimed in state, US

Since 2005, there has been a lottery for education in North Carolina.

Van Denton, NC Education Lottery director of corporate relations, said many North Carolinians have won the lottery many times.

"Most frequent players over the previous 16 years have won several lottery prizes," he added.

Last year, the lottery awarded $2.54 billion, or $6.9 million each day. Our state has several winners daily.

Prizes brighten your day. Some are week-makers. Some life-changing. "Some huge winners have won numerous times," Denton remarked.

The highest five jackpots won in American lotteries are as follows: 1. California's Powerball drawing for $2.040 billion will take place on November 7, 2022. 2. California's Powerball drawing for $1.586 billion will take place on January 13, 2016. 3. The Oct. 23 Mega Millions drawing in South Carolina netted $1.537 billion. 4. Mega Millions drawing in Maine, January 13, 2023, for 1.350 billion dollars 5. Illinois's July 29 Mega Millions drawing will be for $1.337 billion.

The NC lottery sold $10.6 million in tickets on average per day In 2022.

Denton said payment is easy for those who win.

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