Mega Millions jackpot jumps to $810 million ahead of Tuesday’s drawing
LANSING, MI -- Tuesday’s Mega Millions jackpot is already the fourth largest in U.S. lottery history and on Monday the jackpot jumped even higher as ticket sales are outpacing expectations. The jackpot for the July 26 drawing is now worth $810 million, making it the third largest Mega Millions jackpot ever. Following Friday’s drawing the estimated jackpot was announced at $790 million, but it will now be even larger. It’s been several months since anyone has won a Mega Millions jackpot with the last winner coming on April 15 when a player in Tennessee won a $20 million prize. Mega Millions is played in 44 states, plus the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands.mlive.com
These were the luckiest Powerball numbers in 2021
The first Powerball drawing of 2022 is scheduled for Saturday Jan. 1 and with it comes one of the largest jackpots in the game’s history. The estimated jackpot of $483 million is already the 12th-largest Powerball jackpot ever and should ticket sales exceed expectations, it could become the 11th-largest. With such a large jackpot up for grabs, lottery players are sure to be looking for anything that might help them bring home nearly half of $1 billion. Whether that means using a set of “lucky” family numbers or buying from a specific retailer, anything that helps bring players closer to a jackpot is welcomed.mlive.com
Oakland County lottery club shares how they plan to spend $1B Mega Millions jackpot
NOVI, Mich. – The news of who won the $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot is swirling around the Kroger in Novi. It’s where someone belonging to the four-person Wolverine FLL Lottery Club bought the winning ticket back in January. On Friday, an attorney for the group announced how they’re going to spend their money. READ: Lottery club claims Michigan’s largest jackpot in historyAdThe group took the lump sum option, putting the grand total at $776 million. Kroger will get $50,000 for selling the winning ticket and plans to donate the money to the Food Bank Council of Michigan.
Lottery club claims Michigan’s largest jackpot in history
The Michigan Lottery finally announced Friday who won the $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot. The lucky winners of the $1.05 billion lottery prize are members of a four-person lottery club called the Wolverine FLL Club. AdMany are wondering who the lottery club is comprised of. According to the Michigan Lottery, individuals must start a lottery group if two or more people want to file a joint claim for a lottery prize. If the lottery prize is more than $600, the group must name all group members to the Bureau of State Lottery and, before getting any money, all members must be vetted for liability.
Oakland County lottery club claims $1B Mega Millions jackpot
NOVI, Mich. – The wait is over: The winners of the largest lottery prize in Michigan history have claimed their billion-dollar jackpot. A four-member Oakland County lottery club, named Wolverine FLL Club, held the winning lottery ticket drawn on Jan. 22 for the $1.05 billion Mega Millions jackpot -- the largest prize in Michigan Lottery history, Michigan Lottery reports. The group’s winning ticket -- with numbers 04, 26, 42, 50, 60 and the Mega Ball 24 -- was purchased at a Kroger in Novi. According to officials, the national and world record for a lottery jackpot is $1.58 billion. The largest lottery prize ever won by a Michigan player was a $337 million Powerball jackpot won back in 2012, officials said.
Michigan Lottery: Wayne County woman wins $1.2M Lotto 47 jackpot
A Wayne County woman’s dream of winning $1 million came true after winning a $1.2 million jackpot playing the Michigan Lottery’s Lotto 47 game. The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, won the big prize when she matched all six Lotto 47 numbers drawn Jan. 9: 13-14-16-29-31-35. She bought the winning ticket at the Citgo gas station, located at 15551 11 Mile Road in Battle Creek. “I was heading to the casino to celebrate my birthday and stopped to purchase a Lotto 47 ticket,” said the player. Each Lotto 47 play is only $1.
Lottery player who purchased ticket at Kroger in Novi wins $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot
DES MOINES, Iowa – Someone in Michigan bought the winning ticket for the $1.05 billion Mega Millions jackpot, which is the third-largest lottery prize in U.S. history. The winning ticket was purchased at a Kroger store in the Detroit suburb of Novi, the Michigan Lottery said. The Mega Millions top prize had been growing since Sept. 15, when a winning ticket was sold in Wisconsin. Friday night's drawing came just two days after a ticket sold in Maryland matched all six numbers drawn and won a $731.1 million Powerball jackpot. Three tickets for a $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot were sold in January 2016, and one winning ticket sold for a $1.537 billion Mega Millions jackpot in October 2018.
Mega Millions jackpot grows to $970 million, no winner in Tuesday’s draw
Blank forms for the Mega Millions lottery sit in a bin at a local grocery store, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Des Moines, Iowa. Lottery players have a chance to win the largest jackpots in nearly two years as Tuesday's Mega Millions has grown to an estimated $625 million and Wednesday's Powerball to an estimated $550 million. The Mega Millions jackpot is going to keep climbing after no winning tickets were sold for Tuesday night’s draw. The current estimated jackpot is now $970 million but that could keep growing. The draw for the $730 million Powerball jackpot is Wednesday.
Hermann’s Tortoises choose lucky Mega Millions lottery numbers
Sea Life Michigan’s Hermann’s Tortoises picked the winning Mega Millions lottery numbers this week. The tortoises chose the following winning numbers:28, 30, 33, 37, 70 and Mega Ball 5. No one beat the odds in Friday’s Mega Millions drawing, so that jackpot grew to an estimated $850 million. That would be the third-largest jackpot ever if there’s a winner of the top prize for the drawing on Tuesday. More: Michigan Lottery
Powerball jackpot grows to $730M; Mega Millions to be $850M
If a lottery player strikes big in the next Powerball drawing on Wednesday, it would be the fifth-largest jackpot ever in the United States. No one beat the odds in Friday's Mega Millions drawing, so that jackpot grew to an estimated $850 million. It's been nearly two years since a lottery jackpot has grown so large. The estimated cash prize for the next Mega Millions jackpot is $628.2 million. Mega Millions and Powerball are both played in 45 states as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Live Mega Millions results for 01/15/21; jackpot worth $750 million
LANSING, MI -- The Mega Millions jackpot has only been this high one other time as the estimated jackpot for the drawing on Friday, Jan. 15 is worth $750 million. The last time the Mega Millions jackpot was this large was in 2018 when the jackpot eventually reached $1.5 billion. Tonight’s jackpot is already the fifth largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history. How to play Mega Millions and PowerballFor the latest on Michigan Lottery, check out the official Michigan Lottery site, which also offers more information on instant tickets, raffles and other lottery games. The last player from Michigan to win a Mega Millions or Powerball jackpot was Cristy Davis of Waterford who won $70 million playing Powerball in February.mlive.com
Michigan Lottery: Oakland County man wins $2M on scratch off ticket
An Oakland County man got the biggest surprise of his life when he won $2 million playing the Michigan Lottery’s Hit The Jackpot instant game. "For whatever reason, I decided to give one $20 ticket a try that day. Each $20 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $20 up to $2 million. More than $33 million in prizes remain, including one $2 million top prize, 30 $5,000 prizes, and 194 $1,000 prizes. In 2019, Lottery players won more than $1.2 billion playing instant games.
Michigan Lottery: Saginaw man wins $1M Powerball prize
Patience paid off – to the tune of $1 million – for a Saginaw man who regularly plays Powerball. Richard Martinez, 72, matched the five white balls – 05-12-34-45-56 – in the Aug. 15 drawing to win the big prize. Powerball plays may be purchased for $2 each at Lottery retailers across the state and online at MichiganLottery.com. A “Power Play” option that multiplies non-jackpot prizes by up to 10 times to a maximum of $2 million may be added to any Powerball play for only $1. The Powerball drawing takes place at 10:59 p.m. on Wednesday and Saturday and may be watched live online at: http://www.powerball.com.
Michigan Lottery: Ypsilanti man wins $2M on ‘Jackpot’ scratch off ticket game
Testing his luck paid off for an Ypsilanti man who won $2 million playing the Michigan Lottery’s Hit the Jackpot instant game. The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought his winning ticket at the Ypsi In N Out, located at 1100 Share Avenue in Ypsilanti. Players have won more than $32 million playing Hit the Jackpot, which launched in June. More than $41 million in prizes remain, including two $2 million top prizes, 37 $5,000 prizes, and 226 $1,000 prizes. In 2019, Lottery players won more than $1.2 billion playing instant games.
Michigan Lottery: Man hits $2M jackpot on scratch off ticket
“I was sure that I wasn’t seeing it right.”The player bought his winning ticket at the Speedway gas station, located at 5173 Broadmoor Avenue Southeast in Kentwood. Players have won more than $69 million playing $2,000,000 Bonus, which launched in June 2019. Each $20 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $20 up to $2 million. More than $4 million in prizes remain, including five $5,000 prizes, and 56 $1,000 prizes. In 2019, Lottery players won more than $1.2 billion playing instant games.
Waterford woman wins $70M Powerball jackpot: All I could do was scream
LANSING, Mich. A stop for Michigan Lottery tickets at her favorite party store led to a Waterford woman winning a $70 million Powerball jackpot. She bought the winning ticket at the Huron Plaza Liquor, located at 694 West Huron Street in Pontiac. "My friend and I stopped at the party store that day to buy some Lottery," Davis said. "I bought a couple scratch offs and decided to get one Mega Millions ticket and one Powerball ticket, too. The last Michigan player to win the Powerball jackpot was Phillip Chippewa, of Suttons Bay.