LANSING, MI – The Mega Millions jackpot just keeps growing as there was no winner of the $256 million jackpot for the drawing held on Friday, Sept. 16.
That means the drawing on Tuesday, Sept. 20 will be worth $277 million with a cash option of $149 million.
The Mega Millions numbers for Sept. 16: 15-30-35-38-66
The Gold Mega Ball: 12
The Megaplier: 4
Mega Millions winners for Sept. 16:
· While there was no grand prize winner, one player matched all five white balls drawn to win $1 million in the drawing. That ticket was sold in Indiana.
· However, that player did not play the Megaplier option, which would have increased their winnings to $4 million.
· In Michigan, five tickets sold won $2,000 in the drawing. That was the largest prize won in the state.
· There were 305,980 tickets sold that won at least $4 in the drawing. In Michigan, 11,696 tickets sold won at least $4 in the drawing.
Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m. Five balls are drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 through 70; the Mega Ball is drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 through 25. The odds of winning the jackpot is 1 in 302 million.
Mega Millions is played in 44 states, plus the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands. Tickets cost $2 each.
In other Michigan Lottery news:
· The next Powerball drawing is Saturday, Sept. 17 with an estimated jackpot of $225 million and a cash option of $122.7 million.
· The next Lotto 47 drawing is Saturday, Sept. 17 at 7:29 p.m. with a jackpot of $4.7 million. Deadline is 7:08 p.m. that day.
· Saturday’s Fantasy 5 jackpot is worth an estimated $110,000. The drawing is at 7:29 p.m. Deadline is 7:08 p.m.
For the latest on Michigan Lottery, check out the official Michigan Lottery site, which also offers more information on instant tickets, raffles and other lottery games.
The last players from Michigan to win a Mega Millions or Powerball jackpot is the Wolverine FLL lottery club which claimed a $1.05 billion jackpot in March 2021. With their winnings, the group plans to give back to the community.
And while they were lucky winners, it’s smart for players to check their tickets immediately as a winner worth $1 million sold in Warren last year went unclaimed. The money instead went to the state’s School Aid Fund.