Snowstorm drops Mega jackpot on Michigan player!

LANSING, February 2, 2011 – The snowstorm has made for a lot of problems for Michigan, but one lucky Lottery player will remember it as the time his or her life changed.

That player has won a Mega Millions jackpot prize of $45.5 million, which is half of the $91 million prize up for grabs in last night’s drawing. The remaining half of the prize was won by a Hoosier Lottery player in Indiana.

Michigan’s winning ticket was sold at the Meijer store on Belleville Road in Belleville. Numbers from last night’s drawing were 16-22-23-26-35, Mega ball 31. The Megaplier was 4x.

Last night’s Mega Millions drawing saw over 35,000 Michigan winners of prizes ranging from $2 to the $45.5 million share of the jackpot!

Michigan’s last Mega Millions jackpot winner was in October, and that win was immediately followed by a Powerball jackpot win.

“Michigan seems to be on a lucky streak,” said Lottery Commissioner Scott Bowen. “Congratulations to the player who became a millionaire during a major snowstorm!”

The winner must call the Michigan Lottery Public Relations Division at 517-335-5641 to schedule an appointment to claim the prize.

Over 94 cents of every dollar spent on Lottery tickets is returned to the state in the form of contributions to the state School Aid Fund, prizes to players and commissions to retailers. In fiscal year 2010, the contribution to schools was $701.3 million. Since its inception in 1972, the Lottery has contributed more than $15 billion to education in Michigan.

For additional information, please visit the Lottery’s Web site at

“The Michigan Lottery. All across the state good things happen.”

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