The Mega Millions $1.05 Billion jackpot was won in Michigan!

The Mega Millions $1.05 Billion jackpot was won in Michigan!

Last Friday, 22nd of January, 2021, one lucky player from the state of Michigan won the incredible $1.05 Billion Mega Millions jackpot. Now that’s a great way to start the new year!

This year has definitely started on a bombastic note as last Friday, one ticket holder scooped up a record-breaking Mega Millions win of  $1.05 Billion ($776.6 Million in cash). This lucky player managed to match with the six main drawn numbers as well as the Mega Ball. If that’s not an insane fortune, we don’t know what is!

In case you missed this historic Mega Millions drawing; the results for the Friday, 22nd of January, 2021 lotto draw are as follows:

Main Numbers: 4, 26, 42, 50 & 60

Mega Ball: 24      Megaplier: 2x

This particular jackpot was won after a total of 37 consecutive draws, making it the second-biggest ever jackpot to be won in Mega Millions history! 

Apart from the jackpot win, there were various other winners who snagged a Mega Millions prize. 10 individuals matched with the 5 main numbers and took home a win of $1 Million. 2 of those individuals had purchased their ticket with the Megaplier and doubled their total winnings to $2 Million. 187 people won $10,000 each by matching with the 4 main numbers as well as the Mega Ball. 31 of those 187 had the Megaplier added so their final winnings were $20,000 each. 4,575 others won $500 when they matched with the 4 main numbers, and 654 of them took $1,000 due to the Megaplier added to their lotto ticket.

The Megaplier costly only $1 in most states and is an added feature to your ticket. This can potentially increase your winnings should you trigger a win (excl. jackpot wins). The Megaplier can vary from two, three, four, five times your win, and it all depends on the Megaplier drawn. 

The last time the Mega Millions jackpot was won was on the 15th of September, 2020 in the state of Wisconsin with a jackpot of $120 Million. In that particular draw, there were approximately  42.8 million different winning tickets varying on all prize tiers. 70 wins were from the second prize tier, which means a win of $1 Million and more.

The next Mega Millions drawing will occur this Friday, 29th of January, 2021, at 23:00 ET with a jackpot of $25 Million ($18.6 Million in cash). Make sure to purchase your tickets before the clock strikes 11 o’clock at night to get in the chance of becoming a millionaire!

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