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Check Your Tickets - North Carolina $1 Million Ticket Expiring Soon!
Ticket sold in sold in Forsyth County, N.C., matched five numbers in New Year’s Eve drawing. Was it yours?
RELEASE DATE: 6/15/2022
RALEIGH – Did you ring in the New Year by playing Mega Millions®? If so, check your tickets because a $1 million prize won in the New Year’s Eve drawing is about to expire.
Mega Millions players in our state, especially those in Forsyth County, should double-check any tickets they have to see if they are the winner of the unclaimed $1 million prize.
The ticket was purchased for the Dec. 31, 2021 Mega Millions drawing and will expire on Thursday, June 30. The winner visited the Circle K on Williams Road in Lewisville to buy the ticket.
The $2 Mega Millions ticket matched the numbers of all five white balls in the drawing to win the $1 million prize. The winning numbers for the drawing were: 2-5-30-46-61-8.
“We want to spread the word about this prize in hopes of finding the winner before the ticket expires,” said Mark Michalko, executive director of the lottery. “Sometimes people leave their tickets in a night stand, the glove compartment of their cars and trucks, or tucked away in a wallet. Check any Mega Millions tickets you have to see if you have the one from this drawing that won a $1 million prize.”
To win a $1 million prize, a $2 ticket matches the numbers on the five white balls. The odds of matching the five white balls in a drawing are 1 in 12.6 million.
To help find the winner, the Education Lottery is:
– Sharing news about the unclaimed prize with statewide media.
– Posting alerts on the lottery’s website and social media channels.
– Putting up a banner at the store with the help of Circle K.
– Advertising about the unclaimed ticket on two billboards near where the lucky ticket was sold. The message reads: “A winning $1,000,000 ticket is still unclaimed. Was it you?”
To claim the prize, the ticket must be presented at lottery headquarters in Raleigh by 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 30. This deadline ends the 180-day period for winners to claim prizes from the Dec. 31 drawing.
Media contact: Van Denton, North Carolina Education Lottery, (919) 301-3308