Million dollar lottery ticket purchased at North Carolina grocery store

Published 7:12 am Monday, July 18, 2022

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Someone who bought a Powerball ticket at a North Carolina grocery store for Saturday’s drawing won a $1 million prize, according to a press release from the North Carolina Education Lottery.

The lucky $1 million winner purchased the ticket at the Harris Teeter on South Tryon Street in Charlotte. The $2 ticket matched the numbers on all five white balls; the odds of matching numbers on all five white balls are 1 in 11.6 million. The winner has 180 days from the drawing to claim their prize.

Since no one won Saturday’s jackpot, the Powerball jackpot climbs to $89 million as an annuity prize or $51.7 million cash for Monday’s drawing. The odds of winning a Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292 million.

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In Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing, a half-billion-dollar jackpot awaits a lucky winner. The Mega Millions jackpot now stands at a $530 million annuity or $304.7 million cash. The Mega Million jackpot has been growing since April and now ranks as the eighth largest in the history of the game.

Players can buy Powerball or 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.

Ticket sales from draw games make it possible for the lottery to raise about $2.5 million a day for education, according to the release. For details on how money raised by the lottery made an impact in all of North Carolina’s 100 counties last year, click on the “Impact” section of the lottery’s website.