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Mega Millions ticket sold at North Carolina convenience store wins $1 million prize

Friday’s Mega Millions drawing produced a $1 million prize for someone who bought a ticket at a convenience store in Charlotte, according to a press release from the North Carolina Education Lottery.

The lucky winner bought the ticket at the 7-Eleven on Freedom Drive in Charlotte.

The $2 ticket matched the numbers on all five white balls – 8-31-32-34-45 – to win the $1 million prize. The odds of matching all five white balls in a drawing are 1 in 12.6 million. The winner has 180 days to claim the prize.

The ticket won the largest prize nationally in Friday’s drawing. A second ticket sold in California also won a $1 million prize.

No one won the Mega Millions jackpot, so it will increase to $82 million as an annuity or $57.7 million as a lump sum for Tuesday’s drawing. The odds of winning a Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302.5 million.

For details on how lottery funds have made a difference in all of North Carolina’s 100 counties, click on the “Impact” section of the lottery’s website.

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