U.P. store sells lotto ticket worth $1 million

LANSING — A lucky Michigan Lottery player is $1 million richer after buying a Mega Millions ticket in Marquette County.

A lucky player matched the five white balls drawn – 01-38-53-63-66 – in Friday’s drawing to win a $1 million prize. The player purchased the winning ticket at Kassel’s Korner, located at 235 East U.S. 41 in Negaunee. Negaunee is about 12 miles southwest of Marquette.

No jackpot winning tickets were purchased for Friday’s drawing, increasing the jackpot to $25 million for Tuesday’s drawing. The cash option for Tuesday’s jackpot is about $15 million.

The Mega Millions game has been lucrative for Michigan Lottery players in 2015. This year, five winning tickets have matched the five white balls to win $1 million. One of those tickets featured the Megaplier option which increased the $1 million prize to $5 million.

The $1 million winner from Friday’s Mega Millions drawing should contact the Michigan Lottery Public Relations Division at (517) 373-1237 to schedule an appointment to collect the big prize. The prize must be claimed at the Lottery’s headquarters in Lansing. Tickets for Mega Millions are valid for one year from the drawing date.

Mega Millions drawings take place each Tuesday and Friday evening. Each Mega Millions play is only $1. For an additional $1 per play, players have the opportunity to add a “Megaplier” that can multiply non-jackpot prizes by up to five times.

Tickets for Mega Millions drawings may be purchased at the Lottery’s 11,000 retailers around the state until 10:45 p.m. the day of the drawing.