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Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots move into top 10 territory

January 14, 2021 Posted by NC Lottery at 5:33 PM
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North Carolinians who play Powerball and Mega Millions will be playing for some of the largest jackpots in history as both climb into top 10 territory.

The estimated annuity jackpot for Friday’s Mega Millions drawing stands at $750 million. It ranks as the: 

  • 2nd largest jackpot in Mega Millions history.
  • 5th largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history.

The estimated cash value for the jackpot is $550.6 million. The odds of winning a Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302.5 million.

The estimated annuity jackpot for Saturday’s Powerball drawing stands at $640 million. It ranks as the:

  • 5th largest jackpot in Powerball history.
  • 9th largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history.

The estimated cash value for the jackpot is $478.7 million. The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292 million.

“This is only the second time in history of the games that both jackpots exceeded $600 million at the same time,” said Mark Michalko, executive director of the N.C. Education Lottery. “It’s exciting. We would love to see someone in North Carolina bring one – or both – of these jackpots home.”

Since both jackpots started rolling in September, tickets sales have raised an estimated $32.7 million for education programs in North Carolina.

Players can buy $2 Powerball or Mega Millions tickets at any lottery retail location, through Online Play on the lottery’s website, www.nclottery.com, or by using the NC Lottery Official Mobile App.  


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2/12/2021 09:17 - Luz M P.

I like to congratulate all the winers. I hope yto be a winer too.

1/17/2021 11:10 - christy H.

I wish I could win congrats to whoever won

1/16/2021 01:33 - joanie m.

I didn't win the jackpot last night but my husband got 2 quick picks at circle k in Cornelius yesterday and we got 3 numbers and the power ball winning 200 dollars last night We are grateful even if most of it was spent at the grocery store we got groceries in the house and of course we bought a few power ball tickets for tonight's game Good luck everyone

1/15/2021 02:48 - Denver G.

I see 4 new FPG ($2 & $5) tickets are coming out Sunday. Will they replace the first ones or are they in addition? Also noticed no new $10 one. The trip 7s are the ones players have been complaining about because they are too easy for the clerks to see if they are winners. I think all the FPG tickets should be hard to just glance at and get tempted. All of them should be a bingo, cross word puzzle, treasure hunt game type game. Just my thoughts.... NC Lottery
Hi Denver. Great question. In all, you now have eight Fast Play games to play. You can still play a $2, $5, or $10 Jackpot 7s game or the $2 Lucky Clover game. Our $2 Classic Bingo and $5 Rockin Bingo games have ended.

1/15/2021 01:46 - Annie H.

Be Nice If I would just win one

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