LANSING, July 8, 2002 – Lottery officials announced that no winning ticket correctly matched all six winning numbers – 11, 20, 26, 29, 41 and the Gold Mega Ball number, 41 – in the July 5, 2002 Mega Millions drawing, pushing the jackpot for July 9 to an estimated $110 million!
Two lucky Michigan Lottery players did correctly match the first five numbers in that drawing to each win a $175,000 prize, however. Those winning tickets were sold at: Speedway #2201, 37416 7 Mile Road, in Livonia and Norton Shores E-Z Mart, 3416 Henry St., in Muskegon.
If one winning ticket matches all six numbers in Tuesday night’s drawing and the player has selected annuity payments over 26 years, the $110 million jackpot would amount to pre-tax payments of roughly:
- $4.23 million annually;
- $81,360 per week; or
- $11,622 per day!
For those who prefer to take their cash winnings up-front, it’s a pretty nice payday as well. If one lucky cash-option player matches all six winning numbers, he or she will take home a check for approximately $60.3 million (before taxes), the estimated present cash value of Tuesday’s jackpot!
On May 15, 2002, The Big Game was replaced by Mega Millions. Mega Millions is a multistate lottery game in Michigan, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Virginia. Wagers cost $1 each and tickets can be purchased at more than 7,000 Michigan Lottery retailers statewide. Tuesday’s drawing will be conducted at 11 p.m. and broadcast on cable superstation WGN out of Chicago as well as a network of Michigan stations (check local listings). For more information, you can also visit the Mega Millions Web site at: http://www.megamillions.com.