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Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots top $600 million combined

June 21, 2022 Posted by NC Lottery at 10:53 AM

Both Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots start off a summer season of fun by offering big jackpots that together top $600 million.

Tonight’s Mega Millions jackpot stands at a $290 million annuity that is worth $162.3 million in cash. The Powerball jackpot stands at a $312 million annuity that is worth $175.1 million in cash for Wednesday’s drawing.

The two jackpots have been dueling for weeks to see which one can offer the biggest prize and Powerball crossed the $300 million mark first after no one won Monday’s jackpot.

With nine different ways to win, both Powerball and Mega Millions provide ample opportunities for players in North Carolina to start their summer off right by winning big cash prizes offered by both games.

Someone won $50,000 in Monday’s drawing with a ticket purchased in Cary from the Snack Shop on N.C 55. The lucky ticket matched four of the five white balls and the Powerball.

The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292 million. The odds of winning a Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302.5 million.

Players can buy Powerball or Mega Millions tickets at any lottery retail location or through Online Play on the lottery’s website,


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6/24/2022 07:03 - William D.

no problem here. as i do as i like in my retirement.

6/23/2022 06:31 - William D.

Good Luck to everyone... I'm OUT of this only thing left is use up all my points. 2 days now no purchases, really hard for a gambler. just wish they stop the POP UPs trying to get me to put money in the wallet.NC Lottery
Hi, William! We are also committed to upholding the best practices in responsible gaming and have received the highest level of responsible gaming certification. While too much of anything can become a problem, we have tools in place that can help players stay in control of their play. If you are interested, you can learn more here:

6/22/2022 09:32 - Della B.

It's about time for me to hit big. It's been my dream for years. It would be a Big Blessing.

6/22/2022 12:36 - Willie B.

It's time for someone in North Carolina to win big. Let's go North Carolina and get these two jackpots. It's time for me and my family to celebrate.

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