Lucky 13: Friday the 13th Brings Big Wins for Michigan Lottery Players

MSL MegaMillions LogoDon’t tell Michigan Lottery Players that 13 is an unlucky number.

The Mega Millions game has been particularly lucky for Lottery players on Friday the 13th. Since 2009, Lottery players have won more than $95.5 million in big prizes playing the multi-state game.

Friday the 13th was especially lucky for two Lottery players who won Mega Millions jackpots on this supposedly unluckiest of days. Kendall Warren, of Kalamazoo, won a $27 million Mega Millions jackpot on Friday, May 13, 2011, and Kelsey Zachow, of Port Huron, won the game’s $66 million jackpot on Friday, June 13, 2014.

Friday the 13th winners since 2009 include:

  • June 13, 2014 – Kelsey Zachow, of Port Huron, $66 million
  • 13, 2013 – John Morris, of Waterford, $1 million
  • 13, 2013 – Deanna Wilson, or St. Clair Shores, $1 million
  • 13, 2013 – Simon Earley, of Belmont, $10,000
  • April 13, 2012 – Lucky 16 Lottery Club, of Oxford, $250,000
  • April 13, 2012 – Roy Redington, of Allen Park, $10,000
  • April 13, 2012 – Christopher Boden, of Muskegon, $10,000
  • May 13, 2011 – Kendall Warren, of Kalamazoo, $27 million
  • 13, 2010 – Matthew Lukas, of New Boston, $10,000
  • 13, 2010 – Grace Bonter, of Muskegon, $10,000
  • 13, 2009 – R. Ganier, of Wyandotte, $250,000
  • March 13, 2009 – Megan Shaffer, of Au Gres, $10,000

With a jackpot of $74 million for Friday night’s Mega Millions drawing, this Friday the 13th could be another lucrative day for a lucky Michigan Lottery player.

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 Friday’s drawing may be purchased at the Lottery’s 11,000 retailers around the state until 10:45 p.m.

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