How Does the New Lottery Game Work?

RALEIGH, N.C. — There’s now an easy and accessible way to enjoy lottery gaming without leaving home – thanks to North Carolina Education Lottery’s Digital Instants games available online or mobile device. Simply sign up and deposit money before starting to play either for real or just for fun via Demo Mode!

Winning the lottery can be challenging. To do it right, you need to select five numbers between 1 and 70 and one between 1-25 or let the lottery company generate numbers for you – your odds of success are estimated to be roughly one in 303 million.

Lotterie revenue supports state initiatives, while a portion is used to reward jackpot winners. According to estimates from the Lottery Association, an estimated five percent of ticket sales is used to cover operating costs; in some states this money also funds public education initiatives.

If you win the jackpot, your options for receiving it include an annuity or lump sum payout option. An annuity would distribute payments over 29 annual payments with each increasing by 5% each year until all are made; should your death occur prior to receiving them all then any outstanding balance would go directly into your estate. Regardless of which payout option is chosen it’s essential that legal advice and advice from accountants and financial planners be sought prior to deciding.