In a recent drawing for the Mega Millions, one lucky winner struck gold. The anonymous winner won the $1 million prize from the January 15th drawing.
The jackpot is still climbing to an even higher number, but this player will definitely be happy with the large payout regardless. The player purchased the winning ticket from New Haven in a Sunoco convenience store and gas station.
Estimated Jackpot: $850 million
Next Drawing: Friday, 10:00 P.M.
The lucky winner matched all five white balls in the drawing and was the only winner of such a large prize. The odds for such a prize are 1 in 12,607,306. The next largest prize won on the list is $40,000. Players were able to match four white balls along with the Mega Ball and with the Megaplier being 4x the amount.
The odds for this prize are 1 in 931,001. There were 12 people who won the $10,000 prize, but four had added onto their ticket with the multiplier.
The most common prize won for this drawing was the matching of the mega ball number. There, 104,008 won this prize, in addition to another 11,732 matching it with the Megaplier.
To play Mega Millions, pick five white balls ranging from 1 to 70. Then select one gold mega ball ranging from 1 to 25. These can be any number in that set, or you can allow the machine to choose for you.
For an additional dollar, you can add on the multiplier option. This could increase your prize by 2X, 3X, 4X, or 5X the amount should you match a winning number to earn a prize.
You also have the option to play this game online if you do not want to get out of the house. You must have an active Michigan Lottery account that will allow you to make purchases online.
The overall odds of winning a single prize are 1 in 24. To increase these odds, you have the option to purchase an additional ticket.
Even though each game costs $2, you should keep an eye on your bankroll and how much you have spent on lottery tickets. Safe and responsible gambling is the way to go, no matter how many tickets or add ons you purchase.
Prizes will vary depending on how many numbers you match. Check the prize table to see how much you might have won online at the Michigan Lottery’s website.