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Mecklenburg County man wins $1 million playing Mega Millions

September 29, 2022 Posted by NC Lottery at 4:29 PM

Carl Izzard of Pineville tried his luck in the July 29 Mega Millions drawing and won a $1 million prize.

Izzard bought his lucky $2 Mega Millions ticket from Adam’s Mart on Elm Lane in Charlotte. He matched all five white balls to win the $1 million prize. The odds of matching all five white balls are 1 in 12.6 million.

He arrived at lottery headquarters Wednesday to collect his prize and, after federal and state tax withholdings, took home $710,101.


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10/02/2022 08:38 - Sabrina D S.


10/02/2022 02:53 - Jeffrey R.

Congrats Wyboo!!!!

10/02/2022 01:42 - Beverly M.

Such a blessing. Congratulations.

10/02/2022 12:00 - MICHAEL B.


10/02/2022 08:55 - shirley b.


10/02/2022 08:52 - shirley b.

NCEL so close but still so far Way. 277, 377, 177, 877 so where is 777? There has got to be another 7 amongst those balls. At of people have stopped playing them. Let's drop that third 7 NCEL.

10/02/2022 02:08 - Gloria C.

Congratulations to you and I wish you many more happy wins.

10/02/2022 01:51 - Brian T.

Congratulations Carl! As info. NCEL, the heading below the article reads as follows: "He matched four white balls and the Mega ball in the July 29 drawing."NC Lottery
Thanks, Brian! We updated the post.

10/01/2022 05:30 - Patricia T.

was it a quickpick?NC Lottery
Hi Patricia, this player did not share that information with us when they claimed.

10/01/2022 02:39 - Jacmelly s.

What email do we submit ideas too ? NC Lottery
Hi Jacmelly, you can always share your ideas with us here on the blog, our social media channels, or you could email us at

10/01/2022 09:49 - Denver G.

Congrats. Hey LZ, when does the promo for all the $5 scratch offs start. I have some #822 to scan, but thinking I should wait. But for how long ?NC Lottery
Hi Denver, the 5X the Points on $5 scratch-offs promotion will run from Oct 16-22.

10/01/2022 12:55 - Nancy J.


9/30/2022 11:59 - shirley b.

NCEL where is trip 777?

9/30/2022 07:52 - Ellyn H.

Congratulations!!! With this type of weather you should be able to purchase pick 3 and 4 online by now. Do you know when it's coming?NC Lottery
Hi Ellyn, we're glad you're interested in playing Pick 3 and Pick 4 online. Hopefully we'll have some good news for you early next year!

9/30/2022 04:31 - Denver G.

Thx 4 the quick fix. It seems to be back to normal now. Who knows what tomorrow will bring. Stay safe.

9/30/2022 11:05 - Denver G.

Oh boy here we go again. Last day of X the cash drawing #3 it is not putting the 5x and 15x tickets towards my 100 bonus points. No i am not gonna call anyone or do an online chat. I am not the only one experiencing this today.NC Lottery
Hey there, Denver! We're sorry to hear that you're experiencing this issue. We passed this along to our web team so if there is a widespread issue going on, we can hopefully have it fixed ASAP.

9/30/2022 08:56 - Natalie R.


9/29/2022 09:26 - Phyllis N.

Congrats dude

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