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Mega Millions offers chance at $530 million jackpot

June 7, 2019 Posted by NC Lottery at 12:55 PM

 Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot offers North Carolinians a chance to win a jackpot weighing in at more than half a billion dollars.

 The Mega Millions jackpot for tonight, June 7, is estimated at a $530 million annuity, worth $345.2 million cash. It is the 7th largest jackpot in the history of the game.

“North Carolina is lucky right now,” said Mark Michalko, executive director of the N.C. Education Lottery. “We had a great winner of the Powerball jackpot on Saturday. Wouldn’t it be amazing if someone from our state won this jackpot tonight? We’d love to see two jackpot winners in the same week.”

The winner of Saturday’s $344.6 million Powerball jackpot was Charles W. Jackson Jr. of Cumberland County. He claimed his prize on Tuesday and chose to take home the cash option of $223 million. Saturday’s Powerball jackpot is an estimated $53 million as an annuity or $34.3 million cash.

Some Mega Millions numbers

  • $1.53 billion. That’s the current Mega Millions jackpot record. It was won by one ticket on Oct. 23, 2018.
  • 33,731. That’s how many tickets in North Carolina won a prize in Tuesday’s drawing.
  • $8.5 million. That’s an estimate on how much Mega Millions sales in North Carolina have generated for education since the jackpot started rolling on March 15.


  • The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302.5 million. The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million.
  • So far, two people in North Carolina have won the Mega Millions jackpot, taking home prizes of $12 million and $57 million.
  • There are nine ways to win playing each game. Winners of any draw game prize have 180 days to claim before the ticket expires.



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6/26/2019 01:58 - Derrek W.

How come 10x megaplier for Mega millions or Powerball is hardly ever drawn? Never a promotion period for playing the multiplier? I've seen it played only once for poeerball a few years ago.NC Lottery
Hi Derrek, The 10x multiplier is available when the jackpot is between $40 million and $150 million but it has the same chance of being drawn as the other multipliers. Like all of our lottery drawings it’s a matter of luck!

6/10/2019 10:15 - Theodore E.

NC Lottery I have the same issue Melody W has. Please fix the geolocation issue. I can not purchase online on my desktop. I have checked every thing on my PC. THANK YOU.NC Lottery
Hi Theodore, sorry to hear you are having trouble with purchasing tickets online. Our geolocation service was recently given an update and has been causing some issues for users. Please give our online support team a call at 1-855-767-1863 and they should be able to help!

6/08/2019 05:55 - Melody W.

Thank you. Sharing is enabled. I'll just wait until it fixes itself like it did last time.

6/08/2019 05:34 - greg s.

when you go to the drawings and promotions page on the web site, their should be a running total of how many entries for each drawing updated daily. NC Lottery
Hi Greg, thanks for your suggestion. Our current system was not set up to keep a running total of entries for our Lucke-Rewards and second-chance drawings. Since folks can submit entries all day long, we aren’t able to keep that updated constantly. However, we receive a weekly report with updated entry totals and are happy to share those numbers here on the blog when players ask.

6/08/2019 10:00 - DL H.

Rats.... It was California. Maybe next time. At least it’s fun to play that two dollars once in awhile and dream for a little bit Congratulations to the California winner! Lori-Tisha yours is coming :-)

6/08/2019 09:05 - Melody W.

Please fix the geolocation issue. I cannot purchase tickets online on my desktop. I understand I am, by far, not the only one, so it is not on us. Please! Thank you! NC Lottery
Hi Melody. So sorry for the inconvenience. If you are on a mobile phone, please make sure geolocation is turned on. Geolocating is necessary to determine that you are in the state at the time of checkout. On your desktop, try enabling your location sharing in your browser and also enable your wireless card. If the issue persists, please call our online support team at 1-855-767-1863.

6/08/2019 12:45 - lori j.

im next

6/07/2019 07:48 - Tisha W.

The next Mega Millions winner for North Carolina will be me.

6/07/2019 02:54 - DL H.

Ok. It’s mine. I have first dibs :-). Kidding good luck to all that take a chance at this. Let’s see if NC can have another big winner :-)

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