Someone who bought a Powerball ticket in North Carolina is celebrating Thanksgiving with a $1 million prize.
The lucky winner bought the $2 ticket at the Fast Mart on South Main Street in Lillington in Harnett County. The ticket matched the numbers on all five white balls to win $1 million. The odds of matching numbers on all five white balls are 1 in 11.6 million.
The $1 million win became the third in North Carolina in less than a week during a Powerball or Mega Millions drawing. The North Carolina winner has180 days from the drawing to claim the prize.
Wednesday’s Powerball drawing also served up a $2 million prize in New York and three additional $1 million prizes in California, Florida and Oregon.
Both Powerball and Mega Millions offer jackpot of more than $300 million during the Thanksgiving holiday. On Friday, the Mega Millions jackpot stands at $308 million as an annuity or $142.1 million cash. The odds of winning a Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302 million.
The next day, on Saturday, the Powerball jackpot offers a $340 million jackpot as an annuity, or $156.5 million cash. The odds of winning a Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292 million.
Good luck during the Thanksgiving holiday.
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