For North Carolinians who enjoy playing for big jackpots, this weekend offers two jackpots in the Mega Millions and Powerball games that both exceed $300 million.
Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot stands at a $355 million annuity that is worth $183.6 million in cash. The Powerball jackpot stands at a $322 million annuity that is worth $170.8 million in cash for Saturday’s drawing.
As both jackpots continue to climb, North Carolinians continue to win other prizes in both games. In Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing, a lucky player in Pender County matched four white balls and the yellow Mega Ball to win $10,000. The winning ticket was purchased through Online Play on the lottery’s website.
The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292 million. The odds of winning a Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302 million.
Players can buy Powerball or Mega Millions tickets at any lottery retail location or through Online Play on the lottery’s website, www.nclottery.com.
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