NC Educational Lottery

NC Educational Lottery

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Are you a Winner? Here’s how to claim:

Claiming a North Carolina Education Lottery (NCEL) prize is simple. An original winning ticket must be presented and verified in order for the prize to be paid. A lottery ticket is a bearer instrument until signed.

  • Prizes with a value of less than $600, including free tickets, can be collected at any NCEL retailer or Regional Office. See Regional Office location map below or use our zip code search to find a retailer near you.
  • Prizes with a value between $600 and $99,999.99 may be claimed at NCEL headquarters OR any NCEL Office or by mail using an NCEL prize claim form. Prizes of $100,000 or more must be claimed in person at NCEL headquarters. For winners of $100,000 or more, read about the new EFT payment option.
  • For all prizes of $600 and above, photo I.D. and proof of Social Security number is required.
  • Prize winnings are subject to mandatory Federal and State tax as well as other State withholdings.

Any Lottery prize under $100,000 can be claimed by mail at the following address:

North Carolina Education Lottery
P.O. Box 41606
Raleigh, NC 27629-1606

Redemption Timeframes

Instant Scratch-Off Tickets must be redeemed or claimed no later than the end of the NCEL’s business day (standard local time), as posted by the NCEL, on or before the 90th calendar day after the announced end of game date. If mailed, the ticket must be received by the NCEL within 90 days. Postmarks will not satisfy this requirement.

Online Tickets must be redeemed or claimed no later than the end of the NCEL’s business day (standard local time), as posted by the NCEL, on or before the 180th day of the drawing for which the ticket was purchased. Postmarks will not satisfy this requirement.

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