NC Lottery Starting Subscription Service, Buy Tickets From Home

North Carolina Education Lottery players won't have to go the local convenience or grocery store to regularly buy tickets for big jackpot games.

The lottery begins a subscription service Thursday. That means people can register on the lottery's web site to purchase a minimum of two weeks' worth of tickets for up to three games - the twice-weekly multistate Powerball and Mega Millions and daily Carolina Cash 5.

About a dozen states now have a subscription service, which North Carolina lottery officials hope will increase sales for the games by 1 to 2 percent. Third-party vendors will collect banking and personal data and ensure players are at least 18 and are buying from a North Carolina-based computer terminal.

Winnings below $600 will be transferred directly to subscribers' checking accounts.

To sign up for the subscription service, users need to go to the lottery website and then click on the Lucke-Zone (Players Club) box.

You can click the related link below to go to the lottery website.