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North Carlina man wins $1 million after buying $2 ticket at convenience store

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WGHP) — Peter Eckel, of Asheville, bought a $2 Mega Millions ticket and won a $1 million prize, according to an NC Education Lottery news release.

Eckel bought his winning ticket for the April 23 drawing from Enmarket on Tunnel Road in Asheville.

His ticket matched all five white balls to win the $1 million prize.

The odds of that win are 1 in 12.6 million.

He arrived at lottery headquarters Thursday to claim his prize.

After required federal and state tax withholdings, he took home $715,001.

The jackpot for Friday’s Mega Millions drawing is $522 million as an annuity or $241.4 million in cash.

The odds of winning a Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302 million.

Where can I get the latest lottery numbers?

Watch lottery drawings on FOX8! Mega Millions airs at 11 p.m. on Tuesday and Friday. Powerball airs at 10:59 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. The NC Lottery airs at 11:22 p.m. every night.

You can also find the lottery results online on the FOX8 website

Source: Fox 8 News Channel

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