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Mega Millions jackpot rises to $402 million ahead of Tuesday’s drawing

May 11, 2021 Posted by NC Lottery at 5:00 PM

 The Mega Millions jackpot is on the rise and players in North Carolina have the chance to win a $402 million annuity worth $272.1 million cash in Tuesday night’s drawing.

The jackpot stands as the highest since February 16 when a $96 million jackpot was won in New York.

“We’d love to see a player from North Carolina bring home the jackpot,” said Mark Michalko, executive director of the N.C. Education Lottery. “Remember if you do try there are nine ways to win. Besides the jackpot, you also could win prizes ranging from $2 to $5 million.”

The odds of winning a Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302.5 million. Since North Carolina joined the game, two North Carolinians have won jackpots.

The Powerball jackpot is also climbing. Wednesday’s Powerball drawing brings North Carolinians a chance to win $168 million as an annuity or $117 million cash. The odds of winning a Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292 million.

Which will you be playing? Let us know! 


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5/12/2021 01:49 - Philip A.

Please tell us the last time North Carolina player won mega millions jacpot. They just take our money for granted. Naked robbery. NC Lottery
Hi Philip, on September 30, 2011, a jackpot of $113 million was split by The Jones Family of Greenville, NC and a lottery group from Los Angeles, California. On May 28, 2010, a jackpot of $12 million was won by Mike Manheim of Greensboro, NC.

5/11/2021 08:06 - joann f.


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