LANSING, MI – The Mega Millions jackpot continues to grow as there was no winner of the $ 339 million jackpot for the drawing hero on Friday, May 17.
That means the drawing on Tuesday, May 21 will be worth $ 367 million with a cash option of $ 228 million.
The Mega Millions numbers for May 17: 5-17-28-32-63
The Gold Mega Ball: 11
The Megaplier: 3
Mega Millions winners for May 17:
win $ 1
· However, none of those players also played the Megaplier option which would have increased their winnings to $ 3 million.
· In Michigan, two tickets sold won $ 1,500. That was the biggest prize won in the state.
· There were 418,180 tickets sold that won at least $ 4 in the drawing. In Michigan, 16,302 tickets sold won at least $ 4.
Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesday and Friday at 11 pm 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 night, May 18 with an estimated jackpot of $ 270 million and a cash option of $ 168.8 million. 19659002] · The next Lotto 47 drawing is also Saturday night, May 18 at 7:29 pm with a jackpot of $ 6.3 million. Deadline is 7:08 pm that day. Saturday's Fantasy 5 jackpot is estimated at $ 151,000. The drawing is at 7:29 pm Deadline is 7:08 pm
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 drawing comes two weeks after Thomas Heckman came forward to claim a $ 1 million winning Mega Millions ticket.
Heckman claimed his prize just days after a Genesee County woman won $ 4 million playing an instant lottery ticket. The 60-year-old winner actually won $ 2,000 last month playing the same game.
Her win was reported just a day after a Lansing man claimed a $ 1 million prize. He was so shocked by his win that he thought he was being pranked at first.
Those two winners are just two of a handful of major winners in recent weeks. In March, a Wayne County woman claimed a $ 4 million winning instant lottery ticket. The 28-year-old said she'd actually dreamed of winning a $ 4 million lottery prize just a few months before her big win.
The last players from Michigan to win a Mega Millions or Powerball jackpot were Kevin and Stephanie Blake of Waterford who $ 21 million after splitting a $ 42 million jackpot on Oct. 13, 2017. Kevin picked up the winning numbers by using a combination of family birthdays. And while they were lucky winners, it's smart for players to check out their tickets immediately as a winner worth $ 1 million sold in Ypsilanti last year went unclaimed. The ticket was purchased at the CVS in Ypsilanti, but the winner never came forward to claim the prize. The money instead went to the state's School Aid Fund.
Speaking of coming forward, the winner of the $ 1.5 trillion Mega Millions jackpot from last year finally came forward last month as well. The winner's identity was not revealed however, as the player is from South Carolina, a state that allows winners to conceal their identity when claiming jackpot prizes.
Take a look at these tips from lottery expert Richard Lustig. The author of "Learn How To Increase Your Chances Of Winning The Lottery" has won more than $ 1 million in Florida by winning top jackpot prizes in smaller games.