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.