Friday the 13th Historically Lucky for Michigan Lottery Mega Millions Players with Four Jackpot Winners Since 2008

Friday the 13th Mega MillionsDon’t tell Michigan Lottery players that Friday the 13th is an unlucky day!

The Mega Millions game has been particularly lucky for Lottery players in Michigan on Friday the 13th, with four lucky players winning the game’s jackpot on what many consider to be a cursed day. Those four jackpots totaled $171 million in winnings.

  • June 13, 2008 – $57 million jackpot, won by a Kent City man
  • May 13, 2011 – $27 million jackpot, won by a Kalamazoo man
  • June 13, 2014 – $66 million jackpot, won by a Port Huron woman
  • Oct. 13, 2017 – $21 million jackpot, won by a Waterford man

The Mega Millions jackpot was last won in Michigan in Jan. 2021 when an Oakland County lottery club won $1.05 billion. That jackpot currently holds the record for the largest prize ever won in Michigan and the ninth largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history.

Mega Millions drawings take place each Tuesday and Friday evening. Each Mega Millions play is only $2. 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 45 states, Washington D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Mega Millions tickets may be purchased online at and at any of the Lottery’s 10,500 retailers around the state until 10:45 p.m. the day of the drawing.

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