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N.C. Lottery Update: Mega Millions Jackpot Jumps to $78.1 Million Cash Value

Friday night’s Mega Millions jackpot is an estimated $126 million if taken as an annuity or $78.1 million if taken as a lump sum. The jackpot has not been this high since a player in New York won the $127 million jackpot in the Feb. 27 drawing.

In Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing, 35,438 tickets won prizes ranging from $1 to $5,000 totaling $124,139. In the May 1 drawing, 32,132 tickets won $78,598 in prizes ranging from $1 to $1,500.

Big Winners Report

Maxton resident Carlean Wallace says she will use the $200,000 she won playing the $200,000 Jackpot to do some landscaping in her yard and purchase a new truck. {Read More}

Bettie Yarboro-Jackson, an antique store owner from Roxboro, is celebrating after winning two lottery prizes in three days, including $150,000 in the new $500 Mayhem game. {Read More}

Benjamin Morgan, who lives on the Edgecombe County side of the town of Fountain, matched all five numbers in the May 5 Carolina Cash 5 drawing to win the $124,195 jackpot. {Read More}

Fourteen more players won prizes of $10,000 to $50,000 this week. They are:

Hometown                      Winner                                Prize Won                        Game Played

Asheville                        David Bradley                  $58,559                          Carolina Cash 5 (4-29-15)

Asheville                        Scott Jones                     $10,000                          Jumbo Bucks

Aulander                        Claudia Baker                  $50,000                          Blackout Bingo

Charlotte                        Michelle Williams             $50,000                          Carolina Cash 5 (5-1-15)

Charlotte                        Mickey Smith                   $10,000                          $120 Million Cash

Cordova                         Rick Herndon                   $10,000                          100X The Cash

Dudley                           Lyndsey Dean                  $10,000                          5X The Cash

Fort Mill, S.C.                 Tommy Nguyen               $50,000                          $200 Million Blowout

Greenville                      William Barnett                $10,000                          $2,500 a Week for Life!

Heath Springs, S.C.        Willie Mingo                     $50,000                          $200 Million Blowout

Hendersonville               Raquel Beltran                 $25,000                          $200,000 Jackpot

Mocksville                      Troy White                      $50,000                          10X The Cash

Moyock                          William Beasley               $10,000                          Powerball (4-11-15)

Wallace                          Linda Herring                   $50,000                          Carolina Cash 5 (4-30-15)

From May 1 through May 7, instant players won $19 million and draw game players won $3.7 million, including $3.3 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 $481,000 in prizes. In all, players won more than $22 million in prizes statewide.