Tonight’s $252 million jackpot is the second highest Mega Millions jackpot of 2014. In March, two lucky players from Florida and Maryland split a $414 million jackpot. The cash option for tonight’s jackpot is about $153 million.
One lucky ticket bought in Michigan matched the first five numbers – 02-14-21-28-55 – in Friday night’s drawing to win $1 million. The winning ticket was purchased at the 7-Eleven, located at 35872 Utica Road in Clinton Township.
The Mega Millions game has been lucky for Michigan Lottery players this year. On Friday, June 13, Kelsey Zachow, of Port Huron, won a $66 million jackpot. Including Friday’s winner, four other players each have won $1 million playing Mega Millions. The player who won in the Aug. 5 drawing has yet to claim the big prize. That winning ticket was sold at the CVS Pharmacy, located at 727 28th Street Southeast in Grand Rapids.
If a lucky Michigan Lottery player wins tonight’s $252 million jackpot, it would be the largest Mega Millions jackpot ever won in the state. On April 22, 2005, a Port Huron couple, Ralph and Mary Stebbins, won $208 million.
The $1 million winner from Friday’s drawing and the Aug. 5 drawing should contact the Michigan Lottery Public Relations Division at (517) 373-1237 to schedule an appointment to collect their big prize. The prize must be claimed at the Lottery’s headquarters in Lansing. Tickets for Mega Millions are valid for one year from the drawing date.
Mega Millions drawings take place each Tuesday and Friday evening. Each Mega Millions play is only $1. For an additional $1 per play, players have the opportunity to add a “Megaplier” that can multiply non-jackpot prizes by up to five times.
Mega Millions tickets for tonight’s drawing may be purchased at the Lottery’s 11,000 retailers around the state until 10:45 p.m.