Welcome Guest
Log In | Register )
You last visited December 5, 2016, 7:25 am
All times shown are
Eastern Time (GMT-5:00)

$140M Mega Millions lottery ticket sold in Michigan

Mega MillionsMega Millions: $140M Mega Millions lottery ticket sold in Michigan
51
Rating:

By Todd Northrop

Gladstone, Mich. — Friday night's single winning Mega Millions lottery ticket, worth $140 million, was sold in the Upper Peninsula town of Gladstone, Michigan.

The Mega Millions Lottery is offered in 35 states, and holds the record for the largest jackpot in North American history.

According to lottery officials, the ticket was sold at the Grain 'N' Grape Store on U.S. 2 in Gladstone.

Clerk Sheila Wedell received a call from the Associated Press Saturday morning, and after confirming with lottery commission officials, it was determined that the winning ticket was in fact sold at the Grain 'N' Grape.

She says she was shocked because she wasn't notified right away by the lottery terminal.

Lottery business is fairly steady, especially with several self-proclaimed 'lottery clubs' in the area, but she says all of the hype is exciting for the store.

"Everybody's coming in saying, 'Oh man we hope it's a local person, we hope since it wasn't me that it's somebody who knows me and loves me!' I mean it's kind of fun you know, everybody's really hoping the best for a local, and truthfully we really hope it's one of our loyal customers that, kind of a reward for always shopping with us, that'd be really groovy."

The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the multi-state Mega Millions game were 4, 19, 26, 28, and 39. The Mega Ball was 14.  The Megaplier number was 4.

The Michigan winner has one year to claim the prize before it expires.

In addition to the $140 million jackpot winner, six lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $250,000 prize: 1 from California, 1 from New Jersey, 3 from New York, and 1 from Ohio.

Second-prize Mega Millions winners receive prizes of $250,000 each, except for the California winning ticket, which is worth $450,559.  California uses a pari-mutuel prize payout formula, which calculates the prize amount based on the amount wagered and the number of winners.

Tuesday's Mega Millions jackpot is $12 million.

Lottery Post Staff

We'd love to see your comments here!  Register for a FREE membership — it takes just a few moments — and you'll be able to post comments here and on any of our forums. If you're already a member, you can Log In to post a comment.

19 comments. Last comment 6 years ago by HaveABall.
Page 1 of 2
gocart1's avatar - lighthouse
ONEONTA,NEW YORK
United States
Member #30516
January 17, 2006
419 Posts
Offline
Posted: October 31, 2010, 3:52 pm - IP Logged

Ol well ,,,,,,,,,maybe next time for me....hope the ticket holder has only good things happen to themPartyUS FlagUS Flag

    dphillips's avatar - littleuns
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    United States
    Member #5128
    June 18, 2004
    377 Posts
    Offline
    Posted: October 31, 2010, 4:21 pm - IP Logged

    Now the family can gather around the fireplace or campfire and sing, Happy Days Are Here Again -- and just before the holidays, too.  May the winner be blessed with peace and happiness.

    See Ya!-- Bye, bye!  When you win, may you glow as brightly as theSun Smiley

      Avatar
      Monkey Butt, USA
      United States
      Member #54569
      August 23, 2007
      1124 Posts
      Offline
      Posted: October 31, 2010, 4:44 pm - IP Logged

      By Todd Northrop

      Friday night's single winning Mega Millions lottery ticket, worth $140 million, was sold in the Upper Peninsula town of Gladstone, Michigan.

      The Mega Millions Lottery is offered in 35 states, and holds the record for the largest jackpot in North American history.

      According to lottery officials, the ticket was sold at the Grain 'N' Grape Store on U.S. 2 in Gladstone.

      Clerk Sheila Wedell received a call from the Associated Press Saturday morning, and after confirming with lottery commission officials, it was determined that the winning ticket was in fact sold at the Grain 'N' Grape.

      She says she was shocked because she wasn't notified right away by the lottery terminal.

      Lottery business is fairly steady, especially with several self-proclaimed 'lottery clubs' in the area, but she says all of the hype is exciting for the store.

      "Everybody's coming in saying, 'Oh man we hope it's a local person, we hope since it wasn't me that it's somebody who knows me and loves me!' I mean it's kind of fun you know, everybody's really hoping the best for a local, and truthfully we really hope it's one of our loyal customers that, kind of a reward for always shopping with us, that'd be really groovy."

      The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the multi-state Mega Millions game were 4, 19, 26, 28, and 39. The Mega Ball was 14.  The Megaplier number was 4.

      The Michigan winner has one year to claim the prize before it expires.

      In addition to the $140 million jackpot winner, six lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $250,000 prize: 1 from California, 1 from New Jersey, 3 from New York, and 1 from Ohio.

      Second-prize Mega Millions winners receive prizes of $250,000 each, except for the California winning ticket, which is worth $450,559.  California uses a pari-mutuel prize payout formula, which calculates the prize amount based on the amount wagered and the number of winners.

      Tuesday's Mega Millions jackpot is $12 million.

      "Everybody's coming in saying, 'Oh man we hope it's a local person, we hope since it wasn't me that it's somebody who knows me and loves me!'

      Looks like the moochers are lineing up already.

      I look forward to hearing about the winner. I wish them many happy filled years ahead.

      Wonder if the ticket was purchased for the annuity or cash value?

      Went to the Mega Millions Lottery web site but saw nothing about it

        RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
        mid-Ohio
        United States
        Member #9
        March 24, 2001
        19824 Posts
        Offline
        Posted: October 31, 2010, 4:50 pm - IP Logged

        "Everybody's coming in saying, 'Oh man we hope it's a local person, we hope since it wasn't me that it's somebody who knows me and loves me!'

        Looks like the moochers are lineing up already.

        I look forward to hearing about the winner. I wish them many happy filled years ahead.

        Wonder if the ticket was purchased for the annuity or cash value?

        Went to the Mega Millions Lottery web site but saw nothing about it

        In Ohio a winner has up to sixty days after the drawing to decide if he wants the annuity or cash value, it's probably similar in Michigan.  After 60 days it defaults to annuity.

         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
           
                     Evil Looking       

          Avatar
          Monkey Butt, USA
          United States
          Member #54569
          August 23, 2007
          1124 Posts
          Offline
          Posted: October 31, 2010, 5:09 pm - IP Logged

          In Ohio a winner has up to sixty days after the drawing to decide if he wants the annuity or cash value, it's probably similar in Michigan.  After 60 days it defaults to annuity.

          Wow!! I wonder how many players in Ohio knows that. I guess I better go to the TX site and read everything available. If that was to happen to me I would most definately not be happy. Something like that would never have occurred to me.

            RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
            mid-Ohio
            United States
            Member #9
            March 24, 2001
            19824 Posts
            Offline
            Posted: October 31, 2010, 5:14 pm - IP Logged

            Wow!! I wonder how many players in Ohio knows that. I guess I better go to the TX site and read everything available. If that was to happen to me I would most definately not be happy. Something like that would never have occurred to me.

            Ohio removed the square to mark cash or annuity on their play slips years ago.

             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
               
                         Evil Looking       

              rcbbuckeye's avatar - Lottery-043.jpg
              Texas
              United States
              Member #55889
              October 23, 2007
              5591 Posts
              Offline
              Posted: October 31, 2010, 5:47 pm - IP Logged

              Wow!! I wonder how many players in Ohio knows that. I guess I better go to the TX site and read everything available. If that was to happen to me I would most definately not be happy. Something like that would never have occurred to me.

              In Texas, a player must choose cash option at the time of purchase when buying Powerball, Mega Millions, or Texas Lotto. If the player does not choose cash option, then it defaults to annuity.

              CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

              A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

                rdgrnr's avatar - walt
                Way back up in them dadgum hills, son!
                United States
                Member #73904
                April 28, 2009
                14903 Posts
                Offline
                Posted: October 31, 2010, 7:15 pm - IP Logged

                Nice to see one sold out in the sticks for a change.


                                                             
                                     
                                                         

                 

                 

                 

                 

                                                                                                                   

                "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                            --Edmund Burke

                 

                 

                  Todd's avatar - Cylon 2.gif
                  Chief Bottle Washer
                  New Jersey
                  United States
                  Member #1
                  May 31, 2000
                  23260 Posts
                  Online
                  Posted: October 31, 2010, 7:28 pm - IP Logged

                  Nice to see one sold out in the sticks for a change.

                  Yeah, I had to look up what "U.P." meant when writing the story.  (Answer:  Upper Peninsula)

                   

                  Check the State Lottery Report Card
                  What grade did your lottery earn?

                   

                  Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
                  Help eliminate computerized drawings!

                    dingo's avatar - lottery of-birth.jpg
                    San Jose, California
                    United States
                    Member #42003
                    June 26, 2006
                    206 Posts
                    Offline
                    Posted: October 31, 2010, 8:16 pm - IP Logged

                    Lottery jackpot winning comes right before Halloween. Sweet!

                     

                      rdgrnr's avatar - walt
                      Way back up in them dadgum hills, son!
                      United States
                      Member #73904
                      April 28, 2009
                      14903 Posts
                      Offline
                      Posted: October 31, 2010, 8:33 pm - IP Logged

                      Yeah, I had to look up what "U.P." meant when writing the story.  (Answer:  Upper Peninsula)

                      Yeah, they got them wolverines up there in the woods. I think I'd rather deal with the bears.


                                                                   
                                           
                                                               

                       

                       

                       

                       

                                                                                                                         

                      "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                                  --Edmund Burke

                       

                       

                        Piaceri's avatar - sarsony1
                        Republic of Texas
                        United States
                        Member #57557
                        January 9, 2008
                        1095 Posts
                        Offline
                        Posted: October 31, 2010, 8:38 pm - IP Logged

                        LOL, look up two things:  Escanaba in da Moonlight (movie with Jeff Daniels) and music by Da Yoopers.  No one makes better fun of Yoopers than Yoopers themselves. Btw, Michigan's UP is beautiful. To stand on the shores of Lake Superior in the middle of winter is jaw dropping.

                        Good for Michigan for picking up a winner finally. Congrats to the winners.

                        Now that I've sold my house in Michigan and ran as fast as I could back home to Texas... we need a MM or PB winner in Texas... me!

                        face

                        singlewinnersinglewinnersinglewinner   

                          grwurston's avatar - Cute animals_Spider.jpg
                          Winning makes me smile.
                          bel air maryland
                          United States
                          Member #90251
                          April 24, 2010
                          4862 Posts
                          Offline
                          Posted: October 31, 2010, 8:50 pm - IP Logged

                          In Maryland you have 182 days from the date of the drawing to claim a winning ticket on any lottery game.

                            sully16's avatar - sharan
                            Ringleader
                            Michigan
                            United States
                            Member #81740
                            October 28, 2009
                            40376 Posts
                            Offline
                            Posted: October 31, 2010, 9:01 pm - IP Logged

                            Yeah, I had to look up what "U.P." meant when writing the story.  (Answer:  Upper Peninsula)

                            UP in the UP aye, also known as yoopers, anyone born below the Mackinaw bridge is a troll...Green laugh

                            Chippewa county ..exit 378 great place to party.

                            Congrats to the winners.Cheers

                            Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

                            For a lead role in a cage?

                             

                                                                        From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"