Mega Millions $1 billion ticket sold in Michigan, smaller prizes won elsewhere

It's been the longest-running game without a jackpot win

One winning ticket was sold in Michigan for Friday's $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot, according to the game's official website.

The ticket was purchased at a Kroger's grocery store at 47650 Grand River Ave in Novi, the Michigan Lottery said.

"Kroger congratulates the individual who purchased a winning Mega Millions lottery ticket at our location in Novi, Michigan," a Kroger spokesperson told Fox News on Saturday.

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In addition, Match 5 winners were found in Florida (two), Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, New York (two) and Pennsylvania, according to the site.

Match 5 + Megaplier winning tickets were sold in North Carolina and Virginia.

Friday's winning numbers were: 4, 26, 42, 50, 60 with the Mega Ball number 24, according to the site.


The jackpot had soared to an estimated $1 billion as of Friday evening after Tuesday's drawing failed to result in a winner. Friday's prize was the second-largest in the game’s history. 

If a player claims the winnings, it would be the third-largest lotto prize ever, below only two jackpots exceeding $1.5 billion.

The winner will have the option of a one-time, lump-sum payment -- or an annuity paid out over the course of about 30 years.

The cash option is estimated at about $739.6 million before taxes.

Forms for the Mega Millions lottery at a local grocery store Jan. 12, 2021, in Des Moines, Iowa. (Associated Press)

Forms for the Mega Millions lottery at a local grocery store Jan. 12, 2021, in Des Moines, Iowa. (Associated Press)

According to officials, the pot ahead of Tuesday's drawing had already entered "rarified territory" as it rose to an estimated $850 million.


Tuesday night's drawing produced millions of winning tickets at other prize levels, according to lottery officials. However, it fell short of finding a ticket to match the five white balls 10, 19, 26, 28 and 50, plus the gold Mega Ball 16.

The Jan. 22 drawing will be the 37th draw in the current jackpot run which has been ongoing since Sept. 15, when a Wisconsin player won a $120 million prize.

Officials say it’s the longest the game has ever gone without seeing a jackpot win.


However, there have been nearly 35.4 million winning tickets at other prize levels during the long stretch, including 60 worth at least $1 million.

Here are the 10 largest U.S. lottery jackpots to date (Source: Mega Millions/Powerball) 

  1. $1.586 billion - Jan. 13, 2016 - Powerball 
  2. $1.537 billion - Oct. 23, 2018 - Mega Millions
  3. $970 million (est. - Jan. 22, 2021 - Mega Millions)
  4. $768.4 million - Mar. 27, 2019 - Powerball 
  5. $758.7 million - Aug. 23, 2017 - Powerball 
  6. $731.1 million - Jan. 20, 2021 - Powerball 
  7. $687.8 million – Oct. 27, 2018 – Powerball
  8. $656.0 million - Mar. 30, 2012 - Mega Millions
  9. $648.0 million - Dec. 17, 2013 - Mega Millions 
  10. $590.5 million - May 18, 2013 - Powerball