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Still Out There: Mega Millions Ticket Worth $1 Million Sold In Michigan

May 21, 2019 - 9:38 am
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(WWJ) Check your pockets, people! A $1 million Mega Millions prize remains unclaimed in Michigan, eight months after the drawing. 

According to officials with the Michigan Lottery, an unknown lucky player matched the five white balls drawn - 01-02-11-52-64 - in the Sept. 21, 2018 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, Michigan, located in Montcalm County, about 30 miles north of Grand Rapids.

Important to note: Tickets for Mega Millions are only valid for one year from the drawing date. Since Sept. 21 falls on a Saturday, the ticket must be claimed by 4:45 p.m. on Sept. 23.

The $1 million winner should contact the Michigan Lottery Public Relations Division at 517-373-1237 to schedule an appointment to collect the big prize at the Lottery's headquarters in Lansing.

If you're not the big winner, you have another chance tonight. The Mega Millions jackpot for Tuesday, May 21 drawing the stands at $367 million -- second-largest Mega Millions jackpot this year -- with a cash option of around $228 million.

If a Michigan player wins tonight's $367 million jackpot, it would be the largest Mega Millions prize won in the state. 

The last Michigan player to win the Mega Millions jackpot was Kevin Blake, of Waterford, who got half of the game's $42 million jackpot in October 2017. 

Mega Millions drawings take place each Tuesday and Friday evening. Each Mega Millions play is only $2. Mega Millions tickets for may be purchased online at MichiganLottery.com and at the Lottery's 10,500 retailers around the state until 10:45 p.m. the day of the drawing.