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Chemical spill contained at lottery headquarters in Raleigh

Posted February 12, 2019 4:46 a.m. EST
Updated February 12, 2019 7:54 a.m. EST

— Hazmat teams responded to a chemical spill at the N.C. Education Lottery building on Capital Boulevard on Monday night.

Officials said a chemical reaction caused a 35-gallon plastic drum to tip over in a second-floor mechanical room.

Three gallons of peroxide spilled, which is used to treat water in the building's air conditioning system.

A fire alarm call came in around 10 p.m.

About 10 people were in the building at the time and were evacuated. The scene was cleared around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday.

No injuries were reported.

The drum was delivered Monday.

Monday night’s lottery drawing was delayed until early Tuesday morning.