Check your numbers! Mega Millions ticket purchased in North Carolina wins $2 million
Published 10:32 am Sunday, August 13, 2023
A lucky Mega Millions ticket purchased in eastern North Carolina won $2 million in Tuesday’s record-breaking drawing, according to the North Carolina Education Lottery.
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 and Murphy USA on Lincolnton Highway in Cherryville.
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.