Friday the 13th Historically Lucky for Michigan Lottery Mega Millions Players

While many people don’t cross paths with black cats or walk under ladders on Friday the 13th, one thing that shouldn’t be avoided is playing the Michigan Lottery.

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 on Friday the 13th.

In fact, two Lottery players won Mega Millions jackpots on the 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 Mega Millions winners since 2009 include:

  • June 13, 2014 – Kelsey Zachow, of Port Huron, $66 million
  • Dec. 13, 2013 – John Morris, of Waterford, $1 million
  • Dec. 13, 2013 – Deanna Wilson, of St. Clair Shores, $1 million
  • Sept. 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
  • Aug. 13, 2010 – Matthew Lukas, of New Boston, $10,000
  • Aug. 13, 2010 – Grace Bonter, of Muskegon, $10,000
  • Nov. 13, 2009 – R. Ganier, of Wyandotte, $250,000
  • March 13, 2009 – Megan Shaffer, of Au Gres, $10,000

With a jackpot of $200 million for Friday night’s drawing, this Friday the 13th could be the most lucrative yet 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 are sold in 44 states, Washington D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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