$66 Million Mega Millions Jackpot Won in Mich.

Jun 15, 14 $66 Million Mega Millions Jackpot Won in Mich.

June 15, 2014 – Friday the 13th might not be so unlucky after all, one very lucky Mega Millions ticket matched all six numbers drawn Friday night to win the estimated $66 million jackpot.

The jackpot-winning ticket was sold in Detroit, and the winner (or winners) will have their choice between the full $66 million prize paid in yearly installments, or a one-time cash payment of about $38 million before taxes.

The winning Mega Millions numbers were 7, 38, 46, 49, 56, and the Mega Ball was 1.  Friday’s Megaplier number was 5x, the highest possible multiplier.  Players who spent an extra buck on the Megaplier option and won a prize will receive five times the normal prize amount.

Another new millionaire got lucky on Friday the 13th, along with the jackpot winner.  A ticket sold in Virginia matched all five white numbers drawn, but missed the Mega Ball, to win Mega Millions’ $1 million second prize.

And 20 players won third prizes Friday after matching a different five-out-of-six combination, four white numbers and the Mega Ball.  Three of those players added the Megaplier option to their tickets and will receive $25,000 prizes, while the other 17 will receive the normal $5,000 third prize.

Overall almost 1.2 million players were lucky enough on Friday the 13th to win a non-jackpot prize, while for the winner in Detroit, Friday the 13th is the luckiest day of the year.

Along with that winner’s $66 million haul, non-jackpot winners scored nearly $4 million, including about $1.1 million won by tickets with the Megaplier option added.

With every jackpot win comes a reset, and Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing will once again feature the game’s $15 million starting jackpot, which carries an $8 million cash value.

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Written by Matt Isaacs

Matt is the Editorial Manager for the LotteryHUB News Team. Matt graduated from Rutgers University’s School of Journalism and Media Studies in May 2013

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