RALEIGH, N.C. (WITN) – A Goldsboro man tried his luck in the Mega Millions drawing, winning a $1 million price.
Lovenzo Marks bought his lucky $2 Quick Pick ticket from the Handy Mart on U.S. 70 West in Goldsboro. He matched all five white balls to win the $1 million prize. The odds of matching all five white balls are 1 in 12.6 million.
He arrived at lottery headquarters in Raleigh Thursday to collect his prize and, after federal and state tax withholdings, took home $710,101.
Friday’s Mega Millions drawing offers a $30 million jackpot. A winner in North Carolina could take home the jackpot as an annuity paying out the $30 million over 29 years or choose instead to take home $14.9 million in cash.
On Saturday, Powerball offers a $550 million jackpot. A North Carolina winner could claim the jackpot as an annuity or elect to take home $277.5 million in cash.
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