RALEIGH – A lucky lottery player who purchased a Mega Millions ticket in Greensboro won $1 million on Tuesday night. A lucky ticket, which beat odds of 1 in 18.4 million, was sold at the Spartan BP on South Aycock Street in Greensboro.
The ticket matched all five numbers for the white balls drawn, which were 4-23-26-62-69. Whoever purchased the ticket has 180 days from the date of the drawing to collect the prize money at lottery headquarters in Raleigh.
Friday night’s estimated jackpot annuity is $41 million or a one-time lump sum payment of $22.1 million. North Carolina players have won two Mega Millions jackpots, ranging from $12 million to $57 million.
This is the first $1 million win in North Carolina since the new Mega Millions game launched in October. Changes to the game included a new number matrix, bigger starting jackpots and bigger prizes for matching all five white balls. In November, Everette Sloop from Rowan County became the first player in the country to win $3 million playing the new game.
Since the lottery began through June 30, 2013, Guilford County education programs have received more than $153.6 million in lottery funds. For more information on how lottery funds benefit education, click on the “Where the Money Goes” tab on the lottery’s website.
As of September 2013, the N.C. Education Lottery has raised more than $3 billion for education.