Two $1M Mega Millions tickets sold in North Carolina


RALIEGH, N.C. (WNCN/AP) — Two winning tickets worth $1 million each were sold in North Carolina, Lottery officials say.

The North Carolina Education Lottery said one of those winners bought their ticket in Cary and the other bought their ticket in Monroe — which is southeast of Charlotte.

Officials say someone in South Carolina took home the $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot in Tuesday’s drawing. The massive jackpot is the world’s largest ever lottery grand prize.

It’s possible that the world will never know the winner.

South Carolina is one of eight states — along with Delaware, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, North Dakota, Ohio and Texas — where winners can remain anonymous. In the others, their identities will become public.

Mega Millions is played in 44 states as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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