Winning numbers drawn in 'Mega Millions' game

- UPDATE: (11:12 p.m. 6/28/16) The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the "Mega Millions" game were: 15-17-20-35-55, Mega Ball: 7, Megaplier: 2


North Carolina Mega Millions players are taking aim Tuesday night at the fourth largest jackpot in the game’s history. Lottery officials said it stands at $390 million annuity, worth $265.4 million cash.

The jackpot has not been this large since March 2014.

“We would love to have our seventh multimillion dollar jackpot winner,” said executive director Alice Garland, in a written statement, released on Tuesday. “While it’s fun to play for prizes of this size, we always like to remind folks it only takes one ticket to have a chance to win.”

Two tickets sold in North Carolina for recent drawings were just the Mega Ball away from winning the jackpot, and won $1 million each.

Lottery officials said one seven-figure prize came Friday night. The winning ticket was purchased at the SM Mart on Poplar Tent Road in Concord. The other $1 million prize, won in the June 10 drawing, was claimed by four coworkers who bought a lucky ticket at the Kangaroo Express on Castle Hayne Road in Wilmington.

Ticket sales help the lottery raise on average $1.4 million a day for education.

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