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One lottery ticket wins $205 million Mega Millions jackpot

Mega MillionsMega Millions: One lottery ticket wins $205 million Mega Millions jackpot

A Michigan lottery player has won the $205 million grand prize from the latest Mega Millions lotto drawing held on Friday evening.

As of Monday at 11 a.m. EDT, no one has stepped forward to claim the jackpot prize.

Michigan Lottery officials said the winning ticket was sold shortly before 5:30 p.m. EDT Friday at the River District Supermarket in Port Huron, Michigan.

"I'm pleased that a Michigan man or woman is going to be our next Mega Millions millionaire," lottery commissioner Gary Peters said in a news release.  The winner must contact Michigan Lottery officials and will have to go to Lansing to get his or her winnings.

River District's owner, Ghanim "Mike" Abro, spent Saturday morning racing around answering phones after hearing on the radio that his store sold the winning ticket.

"My hands have been shaking ever since," Abro said.  The store will receive $2,000 for selling the winning ticket.

Abro and his co-workers answered questions all morning from curious customers.  Through it all, one man just laughed and plucked down $5 on tickets for the next Mega Millions drawing Tuesday.

Names and rumors about who might have won spread throughout the store, but nobody knew the winner's identity for certain.

If the winner chooses to take a lump sum, the prize will equal $122.6 million before taxes, lottery officials said.  If the winner chooses the 26-year annuity option, yearly payments will be $7.9 million before taxes.

In addition to the grand prize winner, 25 players matched all five numbers but not the Mega Ball number.  They will receive second prizes of $175,000 each.

Another 137 players matched four numbers, plus the Mega Ball number -- good for third prizes of $5,000 each.  Todd from Lottery Post matched 4 numbers for a $150 prize.  (Just seeing if you were paying attention.)

The winning numbers from Friday night's drawing were: 23, 25, 43, 46 and 49.  The Mega Ball number was 26.

The Texas Megaplier was 3.

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Posted: April 25, 2005, 11:16 am - IP Logged

Cheers to the winner....hmmm I wonder if he could spare about 20 grand...never mind. The GA lottery is up for grabs now...that is unless somebody has already won it!!

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    Posted: April 25, 2005, 11:29 am - IP Logged

    I see that quote Todd,

     

    congrats on the win.  That makes about 2- 4+0 this year doesn't it? 

    "Everybody has to believe in something...I believe I'll have another beer!"   = W.C.Fields                      

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      Posted: April 25, 2005, 11:32 am - IP Logged

      Hey Rich gal.....Too late on the Lotto South( If that was what you were talking about). It was hit for 14 mil last Wednesday. The winning ticket was sold in Ellenwood, Ga.

      Too bad the store owner only gets 2k for a 205 mil jackpot. Better than nothing, yes, but seems kinda small in comparison.

      DD

       

                                     

                    

       

       


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        Posted: April 25, 2005, 12:13 pm - IP Logged

        Yeah 2k is horrible. What is the exact payout to the winning stores owners with MM. Is it different in each state?

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          Posted: April 25, 2005, 12:27 pm - IP Logged

          25K here in GA to the retailer that sells the winning MM or Lotto South jackpot ticket...2K only in Michigan?...what a ripoff!

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            Posted: April 25, 2005, 12:34 pm - IP Logged



            I see that quote Todd,

             

            congrats on the win.  That makes about 2- 4+0 this year doesn't it? 





            Yes, but the other one was actually a 3+1, not a 4+0.  I'm "prouder" of the 4+0, because I specifically wheeled those numbers, and it was so close to a 5+0.

             

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              Posted: April 25, 2005, 1:50 pm - IP Logged

              Congratulations to the winner. Hmmm, (keepitreal has been quiet. I wonder...)

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                Posted: April 25, 2005, 4:26 pm - IP Logged

                Yeah I agree $2,000 is a low amount.  When a Michigan store sold the winning ticket back in May of 2000 for the record jackpot there was a stink with the owner refusing the $2,000.  But Michigan does give a 6% commission on all sales to their retailers.  I think that is better than most states.  That could be why they have such a low amount.

                Brad

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                  Posted: April 25, 2005, 4:27 pm - IP Logged
                  Quote: Originally posted by Litebets27 on April 25, 2005


                  Congratulations to the winner. Hmmm, (keepitreal has been quiet. I wonder...)



                  he might be tracking to track down the winner to help start on the rebuilding......
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                    Posted: April 25, 2005, 5:00 pm - IP Logged

                     

                     

                                                         


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                      Posted: April 25, 2005, 5:51 pm - IP Logged

                      And yet not enough people complain about the low prize return in NY Lotto.

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                        Posted: April 25, 2005, 6:25 pm - IP Logged

                        This could be an epic saga on the LP.  Didn't they just get a foot of snow?  Keepitreal better break out the snowshoes.

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                          Posted: April 25, 2005, 6:45 pm - IP Logged

                          I home keepitreal won. If keepitreal won would he be the first winner on lp that won over $1,000,000?

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                            Posted: April 26, 2005, 10:06 am - IP Logged

                             

                                  Winning ticket was purchased in a city with an international border.  Would be interesting if the ticketholder was Canadian.