RALEIGH- The Mega Millions jackpot continues as it hit $440 million for Tuesday night’s draw.
The $440 million prize is the highest level a Mega Millions jackpot has reached in over a year. The last time the jackpot reached this level was on May 21, 2021 when a winning band in Pennsylvania scooped a $516 million jackpot.
A North Carolina winner would have the choice of taking the $440 million as an annuity or $247.8 million in cash.
“It’s been a long time since we’ve seen such a big Mega Millions jackpot,” said Mark Michalko, executive director of the NC Education Lottery. “Players dream of the prospect of winning such a big jackpot. We’re crossing our fingers that it happens here in North Carolina on Tuesday night.
Even though the jackpot is still up for grabs, North Carolina continues to win other top prizes in the drawings. Friday’s Mega Millions draw saw a winning $30,000 ticket sold at the BP on Idlewild Road in Indian Trail in Union County.
The odds of winning a Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302.5 million.
Players can purchase Mega Millions tickets at any lottery store or through online play on the lottery’s website, www.nclottery.comor with the Lottery App, the official NC Lottery mobile app.
Ticket sales from raffle games allow the lottery to raise more than $900 million annually for education. For more details on how lottery funds have made a difference in all 100 counties of North Carolina, click on the “Impact” section of the lottery website.