Lightning strikes five times in Northville!

Mega MillionsMega Millions is working its magic in Michigan!

The March 20 Mega Millions drawing had nine match 5 winning tickets for $250,000 each. As if that isn’t amazing enough, five of those $250,000 winners were sold at Meijer store #54 located at 20401 Haggerty Rd. in Northville!

Lottery officials said there is a strong likelihood that the five Meijer tickets were purchased by the same player, but won’t know for certain until the winner, or winners, come forward.

“We have had instances before when a player had a hunch and bought more than one ticket for a particular drawing,” said Commissioner M. Scott Bowen. “If that is the case this time, the player’s hunch has paid off!”

The owners of all the winning tickets must contact the Lottery’s Public Relations Division at 517-373-1237 to make an appointment to claim their prizes.

The other four $250,000 winning Mega Millions tickets were sold at:

  • Sam’s Yum Yum Donuts Inc. located at 8284 Telegraph Rd. in Taylor
  • Eagle Express Liquor & Deli located at 9576 Highland Rd. in Howell
  • Smoker’s Express located at 45156 Ford Rd. in Canton
  • Fenton Party Store located at 502 W. Silver Lake Rd. in Fenton

Nationwide, there was a whopping 68 match five winners in Tuesday’s drawing:

  • California(21),
  • Idaho (1),
  • Illinois(1),
  • Indiana(2),
  • Kentucky(3),
  • Massachusetts(3),
  • Maryland(1),
  • Michigan(9),
  • Missouri(2),
  • New Jersey(5),
  • New York(8),
  • Ohio (2),
  • Pennsylvania(2),
  • South Carolina(1),
  • Tennessee(1),
  • Texas(4),
  • Vermont(1) and
  • Wisconsin (1)

In total, there were 2,024,644 winners of prizes ranging from $2 to $250,000 in the Tuesday drawing.

Mega Millions fever is expected to continue as Friday’s jackpot has jumped to $290 million, since the top prize was not won in Tuesday’s drawing. Friday’s cash option is $205 million for a single winner who takes the prize in a lump sum rather than 26 annual installments. 

Friday’s jackpot has rolled over 16 times since it was $12 million on January 27.

Over 95 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 2011, the contribution to schools was over $727.3 million. Since its inception in 1972, the Lottery has contributed over $16 billion to education in Michigan. 

For information on all Lottery games, please visit the Lottery’s Web site at

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

Contact:  Andi Brancato, PR Director  517-335-5648
Agency:  Michigan Lottery Public Relations

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