Michigan Mega Millions Ticket Wins $1 Billion Jackpot

It's the third-largest lottery prize in U.S. history.

  • Published 23 January 2021
A patron, who did not want to give her name, shows the ticket she had just purchased for the Mega Millions lottery drawing at the lottery ticket vending kiosk in a Smoker Friendly store, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, in Cranberry Township, Pa. The jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery game has grown to $1 billion ahead of Friday night's drawing after more than four months without a winner. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
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DETROIT (AP) — One winning ticket was sold for the $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot to someone who bought it in Michigan, making it the third-largest lottery prize in U.S. history. The winning numbers for Friday night’s drawing were 4, 26, 42, 50 and 60, with a Mega Ball of 24. The winning ticket was purchased at a Kroger store in the Detroit suburb of Novi, the Michigan Lottery said. “Someone in Michigan woke up…

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