The NC Education Lottery annually raises billions for public schools throughout North Carolina based on enrollment and any leftover funds are given back to county general governments for school construction projects. With its entertaining games that give chances to win prizes while supporting good causes, ticket sales go towards funding education across the state while winners must pay taxes on their winnings – although at minimum state and federal withholding is mandatory on prizes won, meeting with a tax professional as soon as possible after winning can prevent surprises come tax time.

Although chances of winning a lottery jackpot may seem unlikely, millions of Americans still try their luck at beating the odds. According to Charlotte Observer’s recent article on this topic, one lottery player successfully reduced his odds by following an unusual strategy; its effectiveness remains uncertain but some individuals have managed to surpass these odds and claim life-changing prizes!

If you haven’t won the lottery before, now may be the time to give it a go. According to Van Denton of North Carolina Education Lottery’s Communications department, there are ways you can increase your odds. However, according to him winning is ultimately all about luck; no mathematical formula exists to increase chances of success when purchasing lottery tickets. Denton added that should you win something big it’s easy claiming prizes at any lottery retailer or the regional offices located in Asheville, Charlotte Greensboro and Raleigh.