It’s a happy hump day for a lucky Michigan Lottery player who won $1 million in Tuesday night’s Mega Millions drawing.
A lucky player matched the five white balls drawn – 02-17-31-39-47 – in Tuesday’s drawing to win a $1 million prize. The winning ticket was bought at the Grand Party Store, located at 5760 Whitmore Lake Road in Brighton.
Mega Millions was a lucrative game for Michigan Lottery players in 2015. Eight winning tickets matched the five white balls to win $1 million. One of those tickets featured the Megaplier option which increased the $1 million prize to $5 million. Tuesday’s $1 million Mega Millions winner is the first of 2016.
The $1 million winner from Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing should contact the Michigan Lottery Public Relations Division at (517) 373-1237 to schedule an appointment to collect the 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 are sold in 44 states, Washington D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Tickets for Mega Millions drawings may be purchased at the Lottery’s 11,000 retailers around the state until 10:45 p.m. the day of the drawing.