For two nights in a row, someone trying their luck at big jackpots in the Mega Millions and Powerball drawings won $1 million prize.
The first big win occurred Friday night when a $2 ticket purchased at Sumner Food Mart and Hardware on Old Randleman Road in Greensboro matched the numbers on all five white balls for $1 million prize.
North Carolina became one of three states with a $1 million winning ticket in Friday’s drawing. Mega Millions players in New York and South Carolina won the other two $1 million prizes.
The second happened Saturday when a $2 Powerball ticket, bought at Duck Thru Food on U.S. 64 East in Columbia, won the largest prize nationally in the drawing.
Monday’s Powerball drawing offers an estimated $295 million jackpot, or $135.8 million in cash. The odds of winning a Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292 million.
On Tuesday, the Mega Millions drawing offers a $289 million jackpot, or $132 million cash. The odds of winning a Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302 million.
Powerball and Mega Millions are two of six draw games in North Carolina where players have the option of buying their tickets at a retail location or with Online Play through the lottery’s website or with the NC Lottery Official Mobile App. Lottery players now can also play digital instants games on the website at nclottery.com.
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