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Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing produces $1 million win in North Carolina

March 15, 2023 Posted by NC Lottery at 8:38 AM

Someone who bought a Mega Millions ticket at a Union County grocery store won a $1 million prize in Tuesday’s drawing.

The lucky winner purchased the ticket at the Food Lion on Idlewild Road in Indian Trail. The $2 ticket matched the numbers on all five white balls to win the $1 million prize. The odds of matching numbers on all five white balls are 1 in 12.6 million.

The winner has 180 days from the drawing to claim the prize.

North Carolina became one of three states, including California and Iowa, to have a $1 million winner in the drawing.

Since nobody won Tuesday’s Mega Millions jackpot, Friday’s drawing offers a $254 million jackpot worth $133.7 million in cash. The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302.5 million.

Players can buy Mega Millions tickets at any lottery retail location, through Online Play on the lottery’s website or by using the NC Lottery Official Mobile App.

The N.C. Education Lottery’s Play Smart™ program educates and empowers North Carolinians to make smart decisions when they play the lottery. March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month and the lottery highlights Play Smart to help ensure when North Carolinians play the lottery it doesn’t become more than a game. Visit to learn how the Play Smart program helps someone create a game plan to keep lottery play fun. If you or someone you know needs support, visit for free, confidential help.


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3/17/2023 05:45 - joanie m.


3/17/2023 11:32 - Ann J.

Awesome ??

3/17/2023 07:57 - Darlene M.

Congratulations to all the winners

3/16/2023 08:41 - Tamara S.

Congratulations, definitely a great surprise to wake up to!!

3/16/2023 03:06 - Damian C.

Hey how much do I get for 1000 winner after taxesNC Lottery
Hi, Damain! Prizes over $600 but less than $5,000 are only subject to NC state taxes at 4.75% (we only withhold the minimum required amount - an individual's tax obligation may be more or less). So for a $1,000 prize, you would take home around $952.50.

3/16/2023 08:31 - Joe S.

Congratulations from NW Charlotte. This has to be a pleasant surprise to wake up to!

3/16/2023 04:36 - Damian C.

Is the website down trying to scan tickets March 16th at 4 am everything days invalid including the old tickets I bought when u scanned them at the time did not say thisNC Lottery
Hi, Damian! Sorry about that - our ticket checker is down each morning from 2:00 AM to 5:00 AM for routine maintenance. Please try again to enter your tickets, everything should be back up and running now.

3/15/2023 06:59 - Joseph R.

Congratulations on your win????????..and an even BIGGER Congratulations if you see your money within a month! That's how long it took me to collect on my 10K win online. NCEL loves to tweet about the wins and jackpots with the QUICKNESS, but not about mid-evil, archaic processes to pay winners??????

3/15/2023 02:06 - james p.


3/15/2023 12:19 - Gloria C.

Congratulations to all the winners I wish you all many more wonderful wins.

3/15/2023 11:57 - glenn o.

I'm happy for you and hope you have a wonderful time with your big win. God bless you and keep you safe. You have a great day.

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