Someone who bought a $1 lottery ticket in Troy is now $79 million richer.
The Michigan Lottery sees the Internet as its new frontier for business, where more tickets can be sold and games can be played to ultimately pump more money into public schools.
The Michigan Lottery plans to begin selling online subscriptions for games such as Mega Millions and Powerball starting this spring.
The winning ticket was purchased at the Walter’s Pipe Shop, at 122 West Lafayette Blvd. in Detroit.
The Mega Millions jackpot has risen to an estimated $45 million for the next drawing in the multistate lottery game.
None of the 3 winning tickets sold for Friday’s record $640 million jackpot went to Michiganders, but don’t toss your tickets just yet.
With tonight’s Mega Millions jackpot being a whopping $540 million and the lump sum payout being roughly $270 million I have to ask the question.
“Pools are good because you’re increasing your odds of winning without spending too much,” author Richard Lustig said.
“Never has there been a jackpot this size in any lottery in the world,” said Michigan Lottery spokesperson Andi Brancato.
Lottery officials say there haven’t been many jackpots bigger than this one. In fact, it ranks as the third-largest Mega Millions jackpot of all time.