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Powerball and Mega Millions offer big weekend jackpots

December 3, 2021 Posted by NC Lottery at 2:12 PM

Both the Mega Millions and Powerball games offer life-changing prizes for you if you want to try your luck this weekend at winning a jackpot.

Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot stands at $112 million as an annuity, or $81.5 million cash. Then on Saturday, the Powerball jackpot offers an even bigger jackpot, weighing in at $278 million as an annuity or $196.6 million cash.

Other big prizes could be won too as both games provide nine ways to win. Besides the jackpot, Powerball offers prizes up to $2 million and Mega Millions, up to $5 million.

In Wednesday’s Powerball drawing, two tickets sold in North Carolina won $50,000 after matching four of the white balls and the red Powerball in the drawing. One ticket was sold at the Pinebluff Mini Mart on North Walnut Street in Pinebluff in Moore County and the other at Advance Tobacco on U.S. 158 in Advance in Davie County.

As you play for that jackpot, always check your tickets afterward. Even if you don’t win the jackpot you could win other great prizes like lucky Powerball players did Wednesday. The jackpot wins would change your life, but other wins can sure make your day.

Powerball drawings are held every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday and the odds of winning a jackpot are 1 in 292 million. Mega Millions drawings are held every Tuesday and Friday and the odds of winning a Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302 million.

You can buy Powerball or Mega Millions tickets at any lottery retail location or through Online Play on the lottery’s website,, and with the NC Lottery Official Mobile App.



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12/05/2021 10:53 - Roger K.

Congratulations on the winners, especially the one in Moore county, that's close to me in Richmond county. Sadly I don't play any of the other games, only cash 5. But good luck to the future winners.

12/04/2021 12:49 - joanie m.

Yes yes In it to win it ????

12/04/2021 08:49 - William A.

Hit the Mega ball--$2 bucks????? I did play the extra buck for a 5 times MEGA win of $10 whole dollars. It's 25 to 1 to hit the Mega ball for 2 bucks. Powerball is a hair better but it's a joke for the players!!!!

12/03/2021 05:24 - Edward F.

I have purchased tickets for Power ball and mega million Where can I find the numbersNC Lottery
Hi Edward! If you purchased tickets through Online Play, you can view your numbers by clicking on your username, selecting "Transaction History" and clicking "Upcoming Purchased Draws" - this will show your tickets for any upcoming draws purchased. Hope this helps!

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