A ticket sold in Michigan won a $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot on Friday, the third-largest lottery prize ever awarded in the United States.
So Where in Michigan was the Mega Millions Winner?
The Mega Millions Winner was from Michigan.
The winning combination was 4, 26, 42, 50, 60, and a Mega Ball of 24.
The Mega Millions jackpot had been piling up since September 15, when another winning ticket was sold in Wisconsin. The next jackpot in the drawing is estimated at $20 million.
Friday’s drawing came two days after a ticket sold in Maryland matched all six Powerball drawing numbers for a prize of $731.1 million.
The US lottery has awarded only two prizes bigger than Friday. Three tickets won the 1.586 million Powerball jackpot drawing in January 2016, and one won the 1.537 million Mega Millions jackpot in October 2018.
The jackpots advertised by lotteries refer to the winnings of those who opt for an annual income over 30 years. Almost all winners prefer the cash option, which would be $739.6 million for Mega Millions.
Odds of winning a Mega Millions drawing are one in 302.5 million.
The lottery is played in 45 states, Washington DC, and the US Virgin Islands.
Travis M. Andrews is a features writer for The Washington Post. He joined The Post in 2016 as a reporter for Morning Mix. He was previously a travel and culture editor for Southern Living magazine, a contributing pop culture reporter for Mashable and the Week, and a contributing editor for the Syfy blog Dvice. He also has freelanced for magazines, including Esquire, GQ and Time. He is the author of the coming book “Because He’s Jeff Goldblum,” a semi-rumination and semi-ridiculous look at the career of the enigmatic actor and an exploration of the shifting nature of fame in the 21st century, to be published in November by Plume.