$1 Million Winning Mega Millions Ticket Bought in Montcalm County

Posted at 9:33 AM, Sep 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-25 09:33:39-04

A lucky Michigan Lottery player who bought a Mega Millions ticket in Montcalm County for Friday's drawing is walking around with a ticket worth $1 million.


A lucky player matched the five white balls drawn - 01-02-11-52-64 - in Friday's drawing to win a $1 million prize. The winning ticket was bought at the Pierson Trading Post, located at 138 South 4th Street in Pierson. Pierson is about 30 miles north of Grand Rapids.


The $1 million winner from Tuesday's drawing should contact the Michigan Lottery Public Relations Division at (517) 373-1237 to schedule an appointment to collect the big prize. The prize must be claimed at the Lottery's headquarters in Lansing. Tickets for Mega Millions are valid for one year from the drawing date.


Mega Millions drawings take place each Tuesday and Friday evening. Each Mega Millions play is only $2. For an additional $1 per play, players have the opportunity to add a "Megaplier" that can multiply non-jackpot prizes by up to five times.


Mega Millions tickets for may be purchased online at and at the Lottery's 11,000 retailers around the state until 10:45 p.m. the day of the drawing.


About 97 cents of every dollar spent on Lottery tickets is returned to the state in the form of contributions to the state School Aid Fund, prizes to players and commissions to vendors and retailers. In the 2017 fiscal year, the Lottery's contribution to Michigan's public schools was a record $924.1M. Since it began in 1972, the Lottery has contributed more than $21B to support public education in Michigan. For additional information, follow the Michigan Lottery on Facebook []Instagram []Twitter [] and online at [].


Source: Press Release