Local lotto winners collect smaller prizes

A customer at a convenience store holds her Mega Millions lottery tickets

April 18, 2012 2:16:16 PM PDT
Nobody in North Carolina got a winning ticket for the largest lottery jackpot in history Friday, but some can claim some hefty smaller prizes.

N.C. Education Lottery officials say four tickets sold in North Carolina matched five of six numbers in last week's $640 million Mega Millions drawing and will collect $250,000 each.

One of those tickets was sold at the Kroger on Six Forks Road in Raleigh.

ABC11 has learned that another ticket, sold in Broadway, was won by a father and son, who will split the ticket. Lonnie L. Johnson Sr. and Lonnie L. Johnson Jr. run a local grading company in Harnett County.

After taxes, they'll each take home an estimated $85,000. They said they plan to use the cash to pay bills.

The odds of collecting $250,000 was 1 in 3.9 million. Two other winning tickets were sold in Jacksonville and Wendell. Ten other tickets sold in the state matched four numbers to collect $10,000 each.

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