Individual in Michigan wins Mega Millions' $1 billion Dollar, 2nd-largest total

The drawing for the $739.6 million cash was Friday night.

23 January 2021 Saturday 10:35
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Individual in Michigan wins Mega Millions' $1 billion Dollar, 2nd-largest total

1 lucky individual is carrying home the Mega Millions jackpot money.

At approximately 1 a.m. ET Saturday, the listing of lottery winners had been declared. A individual in Michigan won the jackpotestimated at $1 billion or $739.6 million as a lump-sumbefore taxes.

The winning ticket was sold in a Kroger situated in Novi, a northern suburb of Detroit -- roughly a 30-minute drive in town -- the nation lottery site supported . The winning numbers were 4-26-42-50-60 using a Mega Ball number of 24.

The winner's identity hasn't been revealed, however, per country lottery principles, they need to return to claim their winnings.

The winner will have two choices to accumulate the album trophy, the lottery said in a statement:"The first is the escalating annuity that delivers a first payment, then yearly payments for 29 decades. The participant also may pick a one-time cash payment of roughly $739 million. If a participant selects the money alternative, they will get roughly $530 million after tax withholdings."

It's the second-largest jackpot in Mega Millions history as well as also the third-largest at U.S. lottery background, Mega Millions lottery officials said. The 1.537 billion acquired by someone at South Carolina on Oct. 23, 2018 remains the world's biggest lotto prize ever given on a single ticket.

This is actually the 18th Mega Millions jackpot won in Michigan, according to a lottery media release. The previous winner at the country shared the prize with a Rhode Island winner on Oct. 13, 2017. Until Friday night's win, the biggest lottery prize ever won with a Michigan player was a $337 million Powerball jackpot. On April 22, 2005, Port Huron few Ralph and Mary Stebbins, won $208 million playing Mega Millions -- it had been the biggest Mega Millions prize ever won from the nation.

Michigan is among the first founding members of Mega Millions.

"Approximately 97 cents of each dollar spent on Lottery tickets is returned into the country in the kind of donations to the state School Aid Fund, prizes to commissions and players to sellers and merchants," the nation lottery said in a statement. "At the 2019 financial year, the Lottery supplied over $1 billion for Michigan's public colleges, its fifth album contribution in a row. Since it started in 1972, the Lottery has contributed more than $23 billion to encourage public education in Michigan."

Additionally, two individuals -- one in North Carolina and one in Virginia -- won the Match 5 Megaplier.