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    Mega Millions ticket sold in NC wins $2 million prize

    Posted January 23, 2021 1:05 p.m. EST

    Leland, N.C. — Friday’s Mega Millions drawing produced a $2 million prize for someone who bought a ticket at a convenience store in Brunswick County.

    The lucky winner bought the ticket at the Minuteman Food Mart on Mercantile Drive in Leland.

    The $3 Megaplier ticket matched the numbers on all five white balls, 4-26-42-50-60, to beat odds of 1 in 12.6 million and won a $1,000,000 prize. The prize was doubled to $2,000,000 when the 2X Megaplier was drawn.

    Six other tickets sold in North Carolina won big prizes, including one $20,000 prize for a ticket purchased in Smithfield and five $10,000 prizes with tickets purchased in Elizabeth City, Greenville, Hickory, Hildebran, and Kernersville.

    The winners have 180 days from the drawing to claim their prizes.

    After a record run of 37 draws, the second-largest jackpot in the history of Mega Millions was won Friday night! The estimated $1.05 billion annuity jackpot went to a lucky ticket holder in Michigan. Tuesday’s jackpot resets to $20 million as an annuity prize, or $14.7 million cash.

    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 through Online Play on the lottery’s website,www.nclottery.com, with the NC Lottery Official Mobile App, or at any lottery retail location.

    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.

    Friday's Mega Millions drawing produced a $2 million prize for someone who bought a ticket at a convenience store in Brunswick County. ]]>