The lottery is fairly new to North Carolina. State lawmakers approved the lottery in 2005. There were several key players instrumental in that effort. Some of them were even charged with crimes following the lottery approval.
NORTH CAROLINA – 1.5 billion. One Point Five Billion. The highest Powerball jackpot in the history of the lottery. Sometimes you have to say it more than once to believe it. That’s a lot of commas and zeros… and stress.
GREENSBORO, N.C.-- With less than a day and a half remaining to buy Powerball tickets for the next drawing, lottery officials announced that the country's biggest jackpot just got bigger: $1.5 billion.