North Carolinians can play this Thanksgiving week for jackpots in the Powerball and Mega Millions games that both offer prizes worth over $300 million.
Tonight’s Powerball jackpot stands at a $313 million annuity that is worth $144 million in cash. Black Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot stands at a $308 million annuity that is worth $142.1 million in cash.
Although the two jackpots remain up for grabs, players continue to win big prizes in both drawings. Over the weekend, North Carolina saw a $1 million winner in both Mega Millions on Friday and Powerball on Saturday. A Tyrrell County man claimed the $1 million Powerball prize on Monday. The $1 million Mega Millions prize, purchased at Sumner Food Mart and Hardware on Old Randleman Road in Greensboro, remains unclaimed.
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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