STATE: Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing produces $1 million win in Union County

Published 9:02 am Wednesday, March 15, 2023

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RALEIGH – Someone who bought a Mega Millions ticket at a Union County grocery store won a $1 million prize in Tuesday’s drawing.

The lucky winner purchased the ticket at the Food Lion on Idlewild Road in Indian Trail. The $2 ticket matched the numbers on all five white balls to win the $1 million prize. The odds of matching numbers on all five white balls are 1 in 12.6 million.

The winner has 180 days from the drawing to claim the prize.

North Carolina became one of three states, including California and Iowa, to have a $1 million winner in the drawing.

Since nobody won Tuesday’s Mega Millions jackpot, Friday’s drawing offers a $254 million jackpot worth $133.7 million in cash. The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302.5 million.

Players can buy 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.

The N.C. Education Lottery’s Play Smart program educates and empowers North Carolinians to make smart decisions when they play the lottery. March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month and the lottery highlights Play Smart to help ensure when North Carolinians play the lottery it doesn’t become more than a game. Visit to learn how the Play Smart program helps someone create a game plan to keep lottery play fun. If you or someone you know needs support, visit for free, confidential help.