Michigan Winner Hits $1 Billion Mega Millions Lottery Jackpot

Mega Millions lottery jackpot

The $1 billion jackpot marked only the third time a jackpot in the US was worth that much and was in fact the third-largest prize ever in the U.S.

Friday's winning numbers were 4, 26, 42, 50, 60 and Mega Ball 24.

The two $1M tickets sold in NYS were bought in New York City at the Bolla Operating Corp. Store, at 2228 Gerritsen Ave.in Brooklyn, and Moonlight Deli Grocery Inc., at 3322 21st St.in Astoria, Queens. The winning ticket was a Quick Pick, officials say.

326 tickets in NY matched four of five numbers for a $500 prize. The total jackpots could continue to increase depending on the number of tickets sold around the country before the next drawing. The winning numbers were 10-19-23-32-39.

It should come as no surprise that a lone ticket winning an estimated $1 billion jackpot is the largest prize ever won in MI.

This week, the Powerball jackpot was almost as high as the Mega Millions, totaling $731 million.

Sales of Mega Millions and Powerball continued to decline after the virus hit along with other lottery games, but while scratch tickets and other instant games rebounded strongly later in the year, national game sales remained moribund.

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No tickets in NY matched four numbers + the Mega Ball for a $20,000 prize. 15 of those tickets were purchased with the Megaplier option, multiplying the prizes to $1,000.

1,451 tickets in NY matched three of five numbers for a $20 prize.

Problem is, the odds of winning the money are remote. The odds of winning the jackpot with a $2 ticket are 1-in-302,575,350. So remote, you'd have a better chance of getting struck by lightning.

In April past year, as coronavirus cases first began to soar in the United States and lockdowns were imposed across the country, both Mega Millions and Powerball had to change their starting jackpot amounts and minimum jackpot roll increases as ticket sales began to drop dramatically, AP reported. A lucky lottery player in the state managed to win the $1 billion jackpot.

The new cash value is now estimated at $739.6 million.

The jackpot for the next Lotto Max draw on January 26 will be approximately $15 million. Tickets cost $2 each and the drawing is held at 11 p.m. ET on Tuesdays and Fridays.

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