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Iredell County woman wins $1 million Mega Millions prize

RALEIGH – Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing produced a $1 million prize for Marion Hughes of Mooresville.

Hughes purchased her winning ticket at Fast Phil’s on Brawley School Road in Mooresville.

Her $2 ticket matched the numbers on all five white balls, 15-19-33-39-68, beating odds of 1 in 12.6 million.

Hughes claimed her prize Wednesday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required federal and state tax withholdings, she took home $707,501.

Since no one won Tuesday’s Mega Millions jackpot, it climbs to $276 million as an annuity prize, or $211.8 million cash for Friday’s drawing.

The odds of winning a Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302.5 million.

Players can try their luck and buy $2 Mega Millions tickets at any lottery retail location or through Online Play on the lottery’s website, www.nclottery.com, or with the NC Lottery Official Mobile App.

Draw games such as Mega Millions make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $725 million a year for education. 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.