At this rate, there’s going to be no one left in Michigan who isn’t a millionaire.
For the fourth time in three days, a Michigan resident hit for a million bucks playing the lottery. The first three happened during Wednesday’s Powerball drawing, and the fourth occurred Friday night with the Mega Millions drawing. It is not known where the winning ticket was sold, or if it was purchased online.
Furthermore, there was no grand prize winner in the lottery, which means Tuesday’s Mega Millions jackpot has now grown to an estimated $850 million, the second largest Mega Millions jackpot in history.
Meanwhile, no one won the Powerball on Saturday night, which means its jackpot has now grown to over $730 million, with the next drawing set for Wednesday.
Lottery records being set
These are quickly becoming record-setting numbers for both lotteries.
The Mega Millions drawing on Tuesday will be the third largest jackpot in American history, trailing the $1.53 billion Mega Millions drawing from 2018 and the $1.58 billion Powerball drawing from 2016.
Additionally, the current Powerball jackpot is the fifth largest American jackpot in history.
Along with the big money prizes comes the sharks; in fact, the PR department at Mega Millions is warning consumers to be on the lookout for scam artists.
“We remind consumers that the only way to win Mega Millions is to first purchase a ticket from an American lottery and then match some or all of the winning numbers drawn,” a press release read. “There are no random awards of million-dollar prizes and/or merchandise through social media sites or apps, or via phone calls, texts and emails. There are no international sweepstakes or awards. Importantly, no representative of Mega Millions would ever contact individuals to advise them of a prize. If you haven’t purchased a ticket, you haven’t won Mega Millions.”
The Mega Millions drawing will occur at 11 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Powerball at 10:59 p.m. Wednesday.