North Carolina resident wins $4 million in Mega Millions drawing

Published 3:36 pm Thursday, January 20, 2022

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The North Carolina Education Lottery has reported that one lucky resident of Cornelius won a $4 million prize in Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing.

The winner, using the Online Play option, purchased a $3 Megaplier ticket and matched all five white balls to win $1 million. The $1 million prize quadrupled to $4 million when the 4X Megaplier hit. The ticket became one of three nationally to win the largest prize in the drawing. The lucky winner has 180 days to claim the prize.

The Mega Millions jackpot has been growing ever since it was last won in October. The odds of winning a Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302 million.

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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.