LANSING, MI – The Mega Millions jackpot is closing in on half of $1 billion as there was no winner of the $450 million grand prize for the drawing held on Friday, July 7.
That means the drawing on Tuesday, July 11 will be worth $480 million, with a cash option of $240.7 million.
The Mega Millions numbers for July 7: 8–10-17-55-66
The Gold Mega Ball: 3
The Megaplier: 3
Mega Millions winners for July 7:
· 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 California.
· However, that player did not play the Megaplier option, which would have increased their winnings to $3 million.
· In Michigan, two tickets sold matched four white balls and the Mega Ball to win $10,000 in the drawing. That was the largest prize won in the state.
· There were 569,875 tickets sold that won at least $4 in the drawing. In Michigan, 22,488 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 are 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, July 8 with an estimated jackpot of $615 million and a cash option of $310.6 million.
· The next Lotto 47 drawing is Saturday, July 8 at 7:29 p.m. with a jackpot of $4.9 million. Deadline is 7:08 p.m. that day.
· Saturday’s Fantasy 5 jackpot is worth an estimated $302,000. 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 2021 went unclaimed. The money instead went to the state’s School Aid Fund.