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Two N.C. Mega Millions tickets won $1 million

July 31, 2022 Posted by NC Lottery at 8:40 AM

Mega Million players in North Carolinians won big in Friday’s drawing with 12 tickets winning $10,000, two Megaplier tickets winning $20,000, and two lucky tickets winning $1 million.

The two $1 million tickets matched all five white balls in the drawing. One was sold in Charlotte at the Adam’s Mart on Elm Lane and the other in Mooresville at the Shop N Save on the Mecklenburg Highway. The $1 million wins in North Carolina were two of 26 nationally in the drawing.

This huge Mega Millions jackpot created a lot of fun. Every ticket sold in North Carolina helped to raise more money for education this year.

A single ticket sold in Illinois won the jackpot of $1.33 billion. The winner can claim the prize as an annuity or take a cash prize of $780.5 million cash.

Friday’s jackpot ranked as the second largest in the history of the Mega Millions game and 3rd largest in U.S. history. The $1.58 billion Powerball jackpot in January 2016 remains the largest jackpot ever.

The Mega Millions jackpot will reset to a $20 million annuity, or $11.6 million cash, for Tuesday’s drawing.

Two tickets in our state also matched four white balls and the Mega Ball, winning a base prize of $10,000. Because the buyers of those tickets added the $1 Megaplier feature, the prize for each of those tickets doubled to $20,000 when a 2X multiplier was picked in the drawing. Those lucky tickets were sold in Washington in Beaufort County at the Speedway on West 5th Street and in Statesville at the Quality Mart on Old Mountain Road.

Twelve other $2 tickets matched four white balls and the Mega Ball, winning $10,000. Those tickets were sold at:

  • Harris Teeter, Flowers Crossroad Way, Clayton
  • Food Lion, Ocean Highway, Calabash
  • Circle K, West Williams St., Apex
  • Vaughan Grocery, U.S. 158 East, Macon
  • Value Mart, Carthage Street, Sanford
  • Porter’s Neck Country Store, Market Street, Wilmington
  • Lowe’s Foods, Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington
  • Circle K, U.S. 1, Vass
  • Tickled Pink C-Store, Kernersville Road, Winston-Salem
  • Sheetz, Whitley Drive, Winterville
  • Short Stop, Anderson Ponds Drive, Spring Lake
  • Circle K, Waxhaw Highway, Mineral Springs.

If you won a prize in Friday's drawing, you have 180 days to claim your prizes.

Congrats to all the winners.


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8/01/2022 04:20 - Brandon H.

Reeeealllly praying that God will deliver both my Wife and Myself from our rabbit hole toxic jobs with a big win.

7/31/2022 09:19 - Tamika W.

Congratulations to all winners My time is coming.

7/31/2022 08:56 - VAUGHN P.

May your life continue to be filled with abundance!!!!??

7/31/2022 07:45 - Lela J.

Congratulations to all winners!

7/31/2022 06:25 - Angelita H.

Congratulations to the winners

7/31/2022 04:36 - Gloria C.

Congratulations to all the winners and I wish you all many more wonderful wins.

7/31/2022 02:16 - Natalie R.


7/31/2022 01:02 - CLAUDETTE C.

Congratulations to all

7/31/2022 01:02 - Bobby D.

People are getting tired of Charlotte and Raleigh winning all the time random my foot

7/31/2022 12:23 - Angela A.

OK NCEL it is time for you all to step up your game, because if this jackpot can reach a BILLION dollars money is being spent, so it is time to take the start back to 40 Million. We as players are paying the same money, but getting 20 Million LESS! This goes for Powerball too!NC Lottery
Hey there, Angela! While we would be more than happy to have the starting jackpot back at $40 million each time, this is a decision that would be made by the Multi-State Lottery Association, which oversees Mega Millions and Powerball in the 48 lottery jurisdictions they operate in.

7/31/2022 11:46 - Charles B.

What about online tickets.NC Lottery
Hi, Charles! If you are a lucky winner with Online Play, you'll receive an email notifying you of your win and wins of under $600 will automatically be deposited into your Online Play account!

7/31/2022 10:53 - Larry H.

Good luck with your winning

7/31/2022 09:18 - Judith B.

Congrats to all!

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