$2 Million North Carolina Mega Millions Prize Won In Burlington, Jackpot Rising

It seems to be the season of winning for lottery players in the Tar Heel State. Following a string of recent big money tickets purchased here, a North Carolina Mega Millions lottery ticket purchased in Burlington won $2 million in last Friday's drawing. https://twitter.com/nclottery/status/1779166388650754176 The lucky winner, Brenda Stokes, purchased the ticket at a gas station in Burlington, North Carolina. The ticket went on to match all five white balls during the Mega Millions drawing on April 12. The odds of that happening are 1 in 12.6 million. Normally this would entitle the winner to a one million dollar cash prize, but since the ticket was also a Megaplier ticket, the prize automatically doubled to a staggering two million dollar prize. "I don’t even know how to feel," she laughed. "I'm so excited." Stokes said she uses family birthdays as her numbers. This ended up being the largest won prize in the entire nation for that night's drawing. While this was the biggest lottery win in North Carolina last week, it wasn't the only one. A Cash 5 ticket worth $100,000 was won in Cullowhee, and a Fast Play ticket worth over $85,000 was purchased in Monroe. As sizable as these wins are, the Mega Millions jackpot remains untouched. The jackpot currently sits at $148 million, with a cash value of $67.8 million. The next drawing takes place Tuesday, April 16 at 11:00 pm. Stokes is taking home $1,430,001 after mandatory federal and state tax withholdings. Not a bad day at the lottery. How to Buy North Carolina Mega Millions Tickets You can buy Mega Millions tickets at any lottery retail location, through Online Play on the lottery’s website or by using the NC Lottery Official Mobile App. For details on how money raised by the lottery makes a difference for education programs in all 100 North Carolina counties, visit the North Carolina lottery's website and click on the “Impact” section. Gambling problem? Call the NC Problem Gambling hotline at 877-718-5543. You can also visit www.morethanagame.nc.gov for more information.