Don’t tell Michigan Lottery players that Friday the 13th is an unlucky day.
The Mega Millions game has been particularly lucky for Lottery players on Friday the 13th. Since 2003, Lottery players have won more than $155 million in big prizes playing the multi-state game on Friday the 13th.
In fact, three Lottery players won Mega Millions jackpots on the supposedly unluckiest of days:
- Fred Topous, of Kent City, won a $57 million jackpot on June 13, 2008
- Kendall Warren, of Kalamazoo, won a $27 million jackpot on Friday, May 13, 2011
- Kelsey Zachow, of Port Huron, won the game’s $66 million jackpot on Friday, June 13, 2014
In addition to the jackpot prizes, 30 lucky players have won prizes ranging from $10,000 up to $1 million.
Friday could be another lucky night for a Michigan Lottery player with a $43 million jackpot up for grabs.
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.