North Carolina (NC) Lottery General Information
In August 2005, Gov. Mike Easley signed into law the North Carolina State Lottery Act (H. 1023) and the 2005 Appropriations
Act (S. 622) which enacted the North Carolina Education Lottery. View Legislation (PDF).
The act created the 9-member North Carolina Lottery Commission to initiate, supervise, and administer the education lottery.
The Commission was appointed in September 2005, with Dr. Charles Sanders of Durham as its first chair and its initial meeting
was held on October 6, 2005. View Press Release. The Commission will appoint and provide for the compensation of an executive
director who may hire other staff and who will be responsible for the administrative management and daily operations of the
100 percent of the net proceeds of the North Carolina Education Lottery will go to education expenses, including reduced
class size in early grades, academic prekindergarten programs, school construction, and scholarships for needy college and