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After record-breaking roll-outs of 36 drawings without a jackpot winner, the 37th drawing of the multi-state Mega Millions game produced a single $1.05 billion winner last night with one lottery ticket sold in Michigan, matched all five numbers plus the Mega Ball number.
This is the third time a lottery jackpot has grown to more than $1 billion and the second time a single lottery ticket won $1 billion or more. The public was thrilled by the unexpected gigantic rise of the Mega Millions and Powerball lottery tickets, both of which simultaneously set the records for the unbroken streaks for the longest time. Mega Millions going a little extra by creating a billionaire jackpot.
The grand winner will get a chance to choose being paid $1.05 billion in 30 annually-increasing payments over 29 years or the lump-sum cash value of $776.6 million.
The winning Mega Millions ticket was sold at Kroger #632 at 47650 Grand River Ave in Novi, Michigan. This is the 18th Mega Millions jackpot won in Michigan over these years; the last prize was shared with Rhode Island on October 13, 2017. Michigan is known to one of the founding members of Mega Millions which was called The Big Game at that particular time.
The winning Mega Millions numbers for Friday, January 22, 2021, were 4, 26, 42, 50, and 60, with the Mega Ball number 24 and Megaplier number 2.
Nearly $7.4 million tickets bagged prizes across the game's nine prize tiers for Friday night's drawing. Apart from the jackpot, around $46.2 million in prizes were awarded, on the game night.
With the jackpot being won on Friday, the next Mega Millions jackpot is reset to its starting value of $20 million.
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