The Mega Ball was 42. The winner has one year from the draw date to claim the prize.
The jackpot represents the fourth largest in Michigan, with previous winners including $208
million won by Ralph and Mary Stebbins of Port Huron on April 22, 2005; $141 million won by Steve Mays of Gladstone on October 29, 2010, and $136 million won by David Sneath of Livonia on April 1, 2008.
The winner will have the option of taking a one-time payout of an estimated $54 million or
26 annual payments totaling $79 million. Taxes are deducted in both instances. He or she
should contact the Lottery’s Public Relations Division to make arrangements to claim the
prize. The winner should also sign the ticket and put it in a safe place.
Over 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 retailers. In fiscal year 2012, the contribution to schools was a record $778.4 million. Since its inception in 1972, the Lottery has contributed over $17 billion to education in Michigan.
For additional information, please visit the Lottery’s Web site at www.michiganlottery.com.
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