Mega Millions $1 billion ticket sold in Michigan, smaller prizes won elsewhere
It’s been the longest-running game without a jackpot win
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One winning ticket was sold in Michigan for Friday’s $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot, according to the game’s official website.
In addition, Match 5 winners were found in Florida (2), Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, New York (2) and Pennsylvania, according to the site.
Match 5 + Megaplier winning tickets were sold in North Carolina and Virginia.
Friday’s winning numbers were: 4, 26, 42, 50, 60 with the Mega Ball number 24, according to the site.
The jackpot had soared to an estimated $1 billion as of Friday evening after Tuesday’s drawing failed to result in a winner. Friday’s prize was the second-largest in the game’s history.
If a player claims the winnings, it would be the third-largest lotto prize ever, below only two jackpots exceeding $1.5 billion.
The winner will have the option of a one-time, lump-sum payment — or an annuity paid out over the course of about 30 years.
The cash option is estimated at about $739.6 million before taxes.
Forms for the Mega Millions lottery at a local grocery store Jan. 12, 2021, in Des Moines, Iowa. (Associated Press)
According to officials, the pot ahead of Tuesday’s drawing had already entered “rarified territory” as it rose to an estimated $850 million.
Tuesday night’s drawing produced millions of winning tickets at other prize levels, according to lottery officials. However, it fell short of finding a ticket to match the five white balls 10, 19, 26, 28 and 50, plus the gold Mega Ball 16.
The Jan. 22 drawing will be the 37th draw in the current jackpot run which has been ongoing since Sept. 15, when a Wisconsin player won a $120 million prize.
Officials say it’s the longest the game has ever gone without seeing a jackpot win.
However, there have been nearly 35.4 million winning tickets at other prize levels during the long stretch, including 60 worth at least $1 million.The prize is the second-largest in the game’s history.
2 Million-Dollar Mega Millions Tickets Sold in New Jersey (for 2nd Time in 4 Days)
No winning tickets matched the numbers drawn for the jackpot, which has since climbed to $970 million; meanwhile, Powerball has climbed to a $730 million jackpot ahead of Wednesday night’s drawing
Published January 20, 2021 • Updated on January 20, 2021 at 12:01 pm
There were no winners of the big Mega Millions jackpot Tuesday night, but at least two tickets sold in New Jersey won $1 million each — for the second time in less than a week.
Officials say those two second-tier prizewinning tickets were sold at the Lucky Spot Convenience Store in Somerset County’s Somerville and a 7-Eleven on Pacific Avenue in Atlantic City. They matched five of the five white balls drawn Tuesday night.There were no winners of the big Mega Millions jackpot Tuesday night, but at least two tickets sold in New Jersey won $1 million each — for the second time in… ]]>