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Michigan Mega Millions ticket wins $1 billion jackpot

Posted at 8:49 AM, Jan 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-23 11:49:21-05

DETROIT (AP) — Someone bought a winning ticket for the $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot at a grocery store outside of Detroit.

The winning numbers for Friday night's drawing were 4, 26, 42, 50 and 60, with a Mega Ball of 24.

The ticket that won the third-largest lottery prize in U.S. history was sold at a Kroger store in the Detroit suburb of Novi. A spokeswoman for the grocery chain congratulated the winner for “waking up to life-changing news this morning.”

The win came just two days after a ticket sold in Maryland matched all six numbers drawn and won a $731.1 million Powerball jackpot.