The drawing normally takes place at a television studio in West Des Moines, Iowa, and is broadcast live across the country to the 31 states that participate in the Powerball lottery. This will be the first time the drawing takes place in North Carolina.
The public will be able to watch Powerball host Mike Pace spin the Power Play multiplier wheel and announce the winning numbers as they come up in machines. Admission to the event is free.
To help celebrate the occasion, a juggler, magician and stilt walker will entertain the crowds from 9:30 p.m. until the drawing is held at 10:59 p.m. There also will be chances for players to win North Carolina Education Lottery merchandise and prize packs.
WRAL will help broadcast the drawing, which is done in front of multi-state lottery officials, an independent auditor and a security official, to nearly 100 television stations nationwide.
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N.C. Education Lottery