It was a big weekend for players of jackpot games as two big jackpot runs came to a close. The Mega Millions jackpot was split by tickets sold in New Jersey and Virginia, while the record Powerball jackpot was won by a ticket sold in Florida.
Here in North Carolina, one Mega Millions ticket and eight Powerball tickets won big prizes. A ticket worth $10,000 in Friday's Mega Millions drawing was sold at El Paisa Latin Foods on Wellons Street in Four Oaks (Johnston County).
A $40,000-winning Powerball ticket was sold at the Pop Shoppe on Hickswood Road in High Point (Guilford County). Seven more Powerball tickets sold across the state won $10,000 prizes. They were sold at the following locations:
- Samirs #2 on Sugar Hill Road in Marion (McDowell County)
- Bostian Heights Grocery on N.C. 152 East in China Grove (Rowan County)
- Wilco #1877 on U.S. 17 North in Holly Ridge (Onslow County)
- Food Lion on South Memorial Drive in Greenville (Pitt County)
- Han-Dee Hugo on Benson Road in Garner (Wake County)
- Bull Market #12 on Avondale Drive in Durham (Durham County)
- Earp's Express #3 on Brighton Park Road in Charlotte (Mecklenburg County)
We didn't have jackpot luck this weekend, but we are looking forward to meeting the winners of these big prizes, and thank everyone for joining us on this exciting ride.