Published: December 15, 2022

Mega Millions jackpot rises to $429 million


DATE: DEC. 15, 2022


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Mega Millions jackpot rises to $429 million for Friday’s drawing


RALEIGH – The Mega Millions jackpot continues to roll as it stands at $429 million for Friday night’s drawing.


A North Carolina winner would have the choice of taking home the $429 million as an annuity or $233.6 million in cash.


“The Mega Millions game offers life-changing jackpots and Friday’s $429 million prize certainly qualifies as that,” said Mark Michalko, executive director of the N.C. Education Lottery. “For all our players trying for the big jackpot on Friday, make sure to play smart. Remember it only takes one ticket to win the whole thing.”


Even though the jackpot remains up for grabs, North Carolinians are still taking home other nice prizes. In Tuesday night’s drawing, a lucky ticket matched four white balls and the yellow Mega Ball to win $10,000. The prize doubled to $20,000 when the 2X Megaplier hit. The ticket was purchased at the River Bend Fuel Market on U.S. 17 South in New Bern.


The Mega Millions jackpot has been on a roll since two tickets in Florida and California split a $502 million jackpot in the Oct. 14 drawing. The odds of winning a Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302.5 million.


The Powerball also has been on a roll recently as Saturday’s jackpot rises to $149 million, or $80.4 million in cash.


Players can buy Mega Millions tickets at any lottery retail location or through Online Play on the lottery’s website,, or with the lottery’s app, the NC Lottery Official Mobile App.


Ticket sales from draw games make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $2.5 million a day on average for education. For details on how lottery funds have made a difference in all of North Carolina’s 100 counties, click on the “Impact” section of the lottery’s website.

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