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Mega Millions Jackpot Climbs to $233 Million Annuity, $143.1M Cash Value

North Carolina’s lottery players have a chance at two of the biggest Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots in weeks.

Tonight’s Mega Millions jackpot is an estimated $233 million if taken as an annuity or $143.1 million if taken as a lump sum. The jackpot has rolled since the March 24 drawing when a player from New York claimed the $59 million jackpot.

In Tuesday’s drawing, 50,578 tickets won prizes ranging from $1 to $20,000 totaling $152,425. In the May 22 drawing, 57,667 tickets won $211,024 in prizes ranging from $1 to $25,000.

Saturday’s Powerball jackpot is an estimated $171 million if taken as an annuity or $107.1 million if the lump sum option is chosen. The jackpot has rolled since the April 18 drawing when a ticket sold in Puerto Rico won the $50 million jackpot.

In Wednesday’s drawing, tickets won prizes ranging from $4 to $200 totaling $94,356. In the May 23 drawing, 4,444 tickets won $145,114 in prizes ranging from $4 to $400.

Big Winner Report

The biggest win of the week went to Brady and Antonia Coats of Tega Cay, S.C.  After winning a $1 million prize on a lucky 50X The Cash ticket purchased in Charlotte, they plan to enjoy the Hawaiian honeymoon they never got to take when they were married 18 years ago.  {Read More}

Carolina Cash 5 paid off in a big way for Wilmington resident Adraine Dixon-Wilkins. She plans to purchase a new SUV after winning the $221,306 jackpot in the May 19 drawing. {Read More}

Eleven more players won prizes of $10,000 to $90,769 this week. They are:

Hometown                      Winner                                Prize Won                        Game Played

Arden                             David Samz                     $10,000                          50X The Cash

Cary                              Gerald McDermott           $50,000                          Blackout Bingo

Concord                         Sheryl Hagler                  $10,000                          100X the Cash

Hickory                          Keith Dula                        $10,000                          $4,000,000 Multiplier Spectacular

Hubert                            Timothy Fraunfelder         $50,000                          Junior Big Ol’ Bucks

Knightdale                      Bernadine Acedo              $10,000                          100X The Cash

Louisburg                       Willie Tabron                   $90,769                          Carolina Cash 5 (5/22/15)

Matthews                       Gerald Goodgame            $10,000                          $5,000 a Week for Life!

Mooresville                    Rachel Knox Price           $50,000                          Super Loteria

Newport                         Raymond Smith               $50,000                          50X The Cash

Winston-Salem               Catherine Davis               $10,000                          $200 Million Blowout

From May 22 through May 28, instant players won $16.9 million and draw game players won more than $3.6 million, including $3 million from North Carolina draw games Pick 3, Pick 4, Cash 5 and All or Nothing. Since last weekend’s drawings, Mega Millions and Powerball players won more than $602,000 in prizes. In all, players won more than $20.5 million in prizes statewide.