Weekend Jackpots of Mega Millions and Powerball Surpass $900 Million


Mega Millions and Powerball fans in North Carolina are preparing for an exciting weekend with jackpots totaling $901 million to be won.

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Tonight’s Mega Millions drawing has a whopping $525 million jackpot; lucky winners can choose to win the full money over time or a one-time payment of $247.1 million. Meanwhile, Saturday’s Powerball jackpot hit a whopping $376 million, with the winner having the option of a year or $177.5 million in cash.

As people eagerly await that big prize money, many players in North Carolina say they’re already tasting success this week. Two lucky tickets matched four white balls and one yellow Mega ball in Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing:

  • A $3 ticket purchased at Circle V Mart in Fayetteville (counts 2X Megaplier) for 20,000 won an award.
  • Win a $10,000 prize with another $2 ticket purchased at Cary Online Play.

Enthusiasts who want to try their luck can purchase Mega Millions and Powerball tickets online from any authorized lottery retailer through the Lottery’s official website (www.nclottery.com) or from the official NC Lottery mobile app program.

It is worth noting that the probability of winning the jackpot is 1 in 302 million, while the probability of winning the Powerball jackpot is 1 in 292 million. Despite the potential risks, the excitement of the action keeps players engaged and hopeful.