NC Lottery’s nightly drawings delayed due to chemical spill


The North Carolina Education Lottery’s nightly drawings had to be delayed Monday night due to a chemical spill, the organization said. 

First responders were called to the scene of a hazmat situation around 10:30 p.m. in the 2700 block of Capital Boulevard in Raleigh.

Van Denton, the spokesman for the North Carolina Education Lottery, said about three gallons of peroxide leaked from a 35-gallon drum delivered to the office on Monday. 

That three-gallon leak was enough to trigger an alarm, Denton said. The building was evacuated while crews responded. 

The peroxide was intended to clean the water for the building’s air conditioning system

The Raleigh Fire Department and Raleigh Police Department were among those who responded. 

Police said Tuesday morning that although the call came in as a hazmat incident, it actually wasn’t. 

The Lottery’s regular 11 p.m. live drawings had to be delayed and taped around 1 a.m. 

No further issues are expected from the spill, Denton said. 

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