The Michigan Lottery’s Mega Millions game just surpassed the $100 million mark. The game has been steadily heating up and is making it even more attractive to play for lottery fans.
No one came close to winning the jackpot in terms of prize amounts, so fans of the game are still able to go for the big prize. However, there were some players that matched four white balls and the mega ball, just one white ball short of the jackpot.
The game had some interesting results on the most recent drawing. The highest prize won was $10,000 and was only won by one person. Other prizes fizzled out as the list went down the line.
Estimated Jackpot: $101 million
Next Drawing: Friday, 10 pm
As stated above, the largest prize won was $10,000. The next largest prize was $2,000, and two lucky winners were able to claim that prize. This $2,000 prize was the four white balls and the mega ball. Literally, one white ball short of the jackpot.
The most common prize that was won was the matching of the mega ball itself. This had 9,339 people that could claim a $2 prize.
The odds of winning the $10,000 are rather high. They are 1 in 931,001, so this person was quite lucky to have won that. The overall odds of winning a single prize are 1 in 24. The jackpot itself has odds of 1 in 302,575,350.
You could theoretically increase these odds in the favor. The only problem in doing this is that you would need to buy extra tickets, and these numbers eventually add up over time.
You should only play a game like this if you can afford to lose the money. Spending $2 here and there may not seem like much, but over time, they can add stress if you needed the money elsewhere.
Since someone won $10,000 while playing this game, they would have to call the lottery headquarters for more information. They would also need to fill out an online claim form unless otherwise instructed by the lottery headquarters.
The winner will be liable to pay various taxes and fees associated with claiming the prize. That person will also have a tax form known as Form W2-G that they would need to fill out for their tax purposes.