One winner of Mega Millions US$1b prize; third largest ever in USWorld | 23 Jan 2021 10:38 pm
One winning ticket was sold in Michigan for the US$1 billion Mega Millions jackpot, making it the third-largest lottery prize in U.S. history.
The winning numbers drawn Friday are: 4, 26, 42, 50, 60 and a Mega Ball of 24. The winning ticket was purchased at a Kroger store in Novi, Michigan — a city about 8 miles northwest of Detroit — according to the Michigan Lottery website.
The Mega Millions top prize had been growing since September 15, when a winning ticket was sold in Wisconsin. The lottery’s next estimated jackpot is US$20 million.
Friday night’s drawing comes two days after a ticket sold in Maryland matched all six numbers drawn and won a US$731.1 million Powerball jackpot.
Only two lottery prizes in the U.S. have been larger than Friday’s jackpot. Three tickets for a US$1.586 billion Powerball jackpot were sold in January 2016, and one winning ticket sold for a US$1.537 billion Mega Millions jackpot in October 2018.
The jackpot figures refer to amounts if a winner opts for an annuity, paid in 30 annual installments. Most winners choose a cash prize, which for the Mega Millions jackpot is US$739.6 million.-AP