A lottery winner has been crowned. Matthew Simmons won the $1 million lottery at the 7-Eleven convenience store on Freedom Drive Charlotte, NC.

Matthew became the latest North Carolinian to collect a big Mega Millions prize. The man picked up his $1 million prize on July 29, 2021 at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. 

He purchased his winning ticket for the July 2 drawing at the 7-Eleven. 

Matthew's $2 ticket matched the numbers on all five white balls to win the $1 million prize. The odds of matching all five white balls in a drawing are 1 in 12.6 million.

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After claiming his prize, Matthew took home $707,501 after required federal and state tax withholdings. Ticket sales from draw games like Mega Millions make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $900 million per year for education.

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