NORTH CAROLINA (WWAY) — In Friday’s Mega Millions drawing, North Carolinians have a chance to win a $378 million jackpot, the largest in a year.
The jackpot stands as the highest since last June 7 when a $522 million jackpot was won. A winner could take home Friday’s $378 million jackpot as an annuity or as $297.6 million cash.
“The chance to win a big jackpot makes playing Mega Millions fun,” said Mark Michalko, executive director of the N.C. Education Lottery. “Remember if you do try there are nine ways to win. Besides the jackpot, you also could win prizes ranging from $2 to $5 million.”
For example, in Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing 24,784 prizes were won, ranging from $2 to $1,500, in North Carolina. That added up to $163,248 in prizes.
The odds of winning a Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302.5 million.
In Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot, a ticket sold in West Virginia won the $136.4 million jackpot. Saturday’s jackpot resets to its starting amount, $20 million, or $15.8 million cash. The odds of winning a Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292 million.
Players can buy $2 Mega Millions or Powerball tickets at any lottery retail location, through Online Play on the lottery’s website www.nclottery.com or by using their N.C. Lottery Official Mobile app.
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