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Lucky ticket in North Carolina wins $2 million in record Mega Millions drawing

August 9, 2023 Posted by NC Lottery at 10:37 AM
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A lucky Mega Millions ticket in North Carolina won $2 million in Tuesday’s record-breaking drawing.

The $3 ticket came from Buy & Go on North College Road in Wilmington. The ticket matched the numbers on all five white balls to win $1 million. The prize doubled to $2 million when the 2X Megaplier hit. The odds of matching numbers on all five white balls are 1 in 12.6 million.

North Carolina also had two tickets that matched four white balls and the yellow Mega Ball to win $10,000. The wins occurred with tickets purchased at:

  • Philomena Inc on South Church Street in Burlington
  • Murphy USA on Lincolnton Highway in Cherryville

The winners have 180 days from the drawing to claim their prizes.

North Carolina became one of two states with a $2 million winning ticket in Tuesday’s drawing. The other came from Florida.

Tuesday’s $1.58 billion jackpot, the largest in Mega Millions history, was won by a single ticket purchased in Florida.

In the 32 drawings before the jackpot was won, North Carolina players won lots of prizes and helped raise money for education, including:

  • Over $13.6 million in prizes including the $2 million prize, four $1 million prizes, a $50,000 prize, two $40,000 prizes, one $30,000 prize, one $20,000 prize, and 20 $10,000 prizes.
  • An estimated $25.6 million raised for education from tickets sold between the last time the jackpot was won on April 18 and Tuesday night.

Friday’s drawing will reset the jackpot at $20 million, or $9.9 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.


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8/10/2023 10:29 - Sepi S.

Congratulations to ALL winners!!!!

8/10/2023 03:20 - Jamal C.

I have to start playing smarter!

8/10/2023 01:14 - Julia B.

LIVE WITHOUT SOME MAJOR WORRIES NOW! I’m certain you deserve it! Congrst

8/10/2023 01:19 - TINA R.

Congratulations! I wish you all the best. Watch out for those people in your life that had nothing to do with you in the past;these people will start coming out of the woodwork. Good luck.. and NO, I don't want anything.

8/09/2023 10:18 - Joe S.

Congrats from Charlotte! :)

8/09/2023 09:43 - Maria B.

Congratulations ??????

8/09/2023 05:51 - Sherry L.

Congratulations!

8/09/2023 04:47 - Gloria C.

Congratulations to the winners.

8/09/2023 02:43 - MICHAEL B.

Congratulations!

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