Ticket in North Carolina wins $2 million in record Mega Millions drawing
Published 11:43 am Wednesday, August 9, 2023
A lucky Mega Millions ticket in North Carolina won $2 million in Tuesday’s record-breaking drawing.
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
- Murphy USA on Lincolnton Highway in Cherryville
The 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.
In the 32 drawings before the jackpot was won, North Carolina players won lots of prizes and helped raise money for education, including:
- Over $13.6 million in prizes including the $2 million prize, four $1 million prizes, a $50,000 prize, two $40,000 prizes, one $30,000 prize, one $20,000 prize, and 20 $10,000 prizes.
- An estimated $25.6 million raised for education from tickets sold between the last time the jackpot was won on April 18 and Tuesday night.
Friday’s drawing will reset the jackpot at $20 million, or $9.9 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.