No jackpot, but NC still had winners in Mega Millions

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The biggest winner in the record-setting nearly $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot last night is somewhere in South Carolina. Meanwhile here in the Tar Heel State, the NC Education Lottery says there were some winners in the drawing.

The lottery commission says North Carolina had nine tickets winning $10,000, two Multiplier tickets winning $30,000 and lucky tickets winning $1 million. In all, 407,312 tickets won prizes in North Carolina, ranging from $2 to $1 million and totaling $4.1 million.

The $1 million tickets matched all five white balls in the drawing. One was sold at the Circle K on Harrison Avenue in Cary and the other at the Zoom Express on Skyway Drive in Monroe.

Two tickets matched four white balls and the Mega Ball, winning a base prize of $10,000. Because the buyers of those tickets added the $1 Megaplier feature, the prize for each of those tickets tripled to $30,000 when a 3X multiplier was picked in the drawing. Those lucky tickets were sold at the Food Mart (Dev Mart) on East Mountain Street in Kernersville and at a Food Lion on Gilead Road in Huntersville.

Nine other $2 tickets matched four white balls and the Mega Ball, winning $10,000. Those tickets were sold at:

  • Petro Mart, Wayside Road, Raeford.
  • Benson Food Mart, East Main Street, Benson.
  • Scotchman, N.C. 172, Hubert.
  • Sheetz, Yadkinville Road, Mocksville.
  • Speedway, N.C. 66 South, Kernersville.
  • Sunrise Food & Gas, West 3rd Street, Siler City.
  • Lowe’s Foods, 29th Avenue Northeast, Hickory.
  • Pit Stop, South Main Street, Winston-Salem.
  • Huntersville BP, South Statesville Road, Huntersville.

Tuesday night’s winners have 180 days to claim their prize.  The winning numbers in the drawing were 5-28-62-65-70 and 5 for the Mega Ball.

The commission estimates Mega Millions ticket sales in North Carolina during the 26 drawings raised $24.5 million for education this year. The money will help the lottery meet its goal of raising more than $667 million this year for its good cause.

The single winning ticket in South Carolina is officially worth $1.537 billion as an annuity or a lump sum cash prize of $877.8 million.

The Mega Millions jackpot will reset for $40 million, or $22.8 million cash, on Friday.

Lottery mania across the country continues tonight with a Powerball drawing worth an estimated $620 million with a cash value of $354.3 million.

The $1.58 billion Powerball jackpot in January 2016 remains the largest lottery jackpot ever.

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