Jackpot for Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing nears $350 million

Published 8:04 am Tuesday, January 18, 2022

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The Mega Millions jackpot continues to roll to higher levels in 2022, offering North Carolinians a chance in Tuesday’s drawing to win a $347 million jackpot, according to a news release from the North Carolina Education Lottery.

The Mega Millions jackpot has been growing drawing after drawing since October. A winner in North Carolina could take home the jackpot as an annuity paying out the $347 million over 29 years or choose instead to take home $239.4 million in cash.

While the jackpot grows, other big prizes have been won in North Carolina.

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In Friday’s drawing, someone who bought a ticket at Ingles Market on U.S. 25 North in Hendersonville won $20,000 and someone who bought a ticket at the Fast Mart on South Eugene Street in Greensboro won $10,000. Earlier, in the New Year’s Eve Mega Millions drawing, someone who bought a ticket in Lewisville won a $1 million prize. The $1 million prize remains unclaimed.

“Congratulations to those lucky Mega Million winners,” said Mark Michalko, executive director of the N.C. Education Lottery. “Good luck to everyone trying to win that $347 million jackpot. We would love to congratulate a jackpot winner in North Carolina on Wednesday morning.”

The odds of winning a Mega Millions jackpot are one in 302 million.

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