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$1 million Mega Millions ticket sold in Michigan

While there was no winner of the Mega Millions jackpot during the Friday night drawing, a player from Michigan was one of eight players to win $1 million.

Eight winners matched five numbers in California, Florida, Michigan, two in New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Wisconsin.

It’s unknown where the ticket was sold in Michigan.

The jackpot continues to roll after no ticket matched all six numbers drawn — 3, 11, 12, 38 and 43, plus the gold Mega Ball 15.

Now, an estimated $850 million jackpot ($628.2 million cash) will be offered next Tuesday — the second-largest prize in the game’s history.

Lottery officials warn as the jackpot grows, players should be aware in an uptick in scam attempts.

“There are no random awards of million-dollar prizes and/or merchandise through social media sites or apps, or via phone calls, texts and emails. There are no international sweepstakes or awards. Importantly, no representative of Mega Millions would ever contact individuals to advise them of a prize. If you haven’t purchased a ticket, you haven’t won Mega Millions,” Lottery officials said in a press release.

“And remember, you never have to pay a fee to claim a real lottery prize!”

More than $500,000 in unclaimed Michigan lottery prizes will begin slipping away next week, as tickets purchased from January through May 2020 close in on the last dates their winnings can be claimed.

Eight winners matched five numbers including one in Michigan

Live Mega Millions results for 01/22/21; jackpot worth $1 billion

(File photo | MLive.com)

LANSING, MI –For just the second time ever, the Mega Millions jackpot is worth $1 billion as the estimated jackpot for the drawing on Friday, Jan. 22 is wroth $1 billion. The cash option for tonight’s drawing is expected to be worth $739.6 million.

The jackpot could be even larger if sales were to exceed expectations. Tonight’s jackpot is the third largest in U.S. lottery history and second largest in Mega Millions history.

Once again, MLive will be providing live results of tonight’s drawing and will update this story with the winning numbers as soon as they come in.

The winning numbers are: 4-26-42-50-60

The Mega Millions drawing takes place at 10:59 p.m. and will be broadcast live on the following TV stations throughout the state:

  • WBKB-TV 11 (CBS)
  • WDIV-TV 4 (NBC)
  • WNEM-TV 5 (CBS)
  • WXSP-TV (MyNetwork TV)
  • WLAJ-TV 53 (ABC)
  • WMKG-TV 38 (IND)
  • WLUC-TV 6 (NBC/FOX)
  • WGTU-TV 29/WGTQ-TV 8 (ABC)

Follow the drawing, MLive will publish an update in the morning that includes whether or not anyone won the jackpot.

For 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. With her winnings, Davis said she planned to buy a new house and car.

And while she was a lucky winner, it’s smart for players to check their tickets immediately as a winner worth $1 million sold in Hartland in 2019 went unclaimed. The ticket was purchased at the Speedway in Hartland, but the winner never came forward to claim the prize. The money instead went to the state’s School Aid Fund.

If you’d like to be the next player from Michigan to win a huge lottery prize, take a look at these tips from lottery expert Richard Lustig. The author of “Learn How To Increase Your Chances Of Winning The Lottery” has won more than $1 million in Florida by winning top jackpot prizes in smaller games.

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