Mega Millions jackpot has a victor

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It was the first Mega Millions drawing with a jackpot victor since October 13.

Ahead of the drawing, the jackpot reached an estimated $450 million.

The chances of holding a Mega Millions ticket with the winning numbers are about 1 in 302.6 million, while the odds of winning Powerball's jackpot stand at 1 in 292.2 million.

The biggest Mega Millions jackpot ever won was $656 million split by three tickets in three states in 2012, according to game officials. On April 22, 2005, a Port Huron couple, Ralph and Mary Stebbins, won $208 million. The Stebbins's jackpot holds the record for the largest Mega Millions prize ever won in MI. The cash option for Saturday's jackpot is about $359 million. We're looking forward to Saturday's $570 million Powerball jackpot. A day earlier, no one had matched all six numbers in a Mega Millions drawing, lottery officials said.

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There is one victor of the massive mega millions drawing from Friday night. Tickets for both games also may be purchased online at MichiganLottery.com.

There were also eight Match 5 winners from across the country, with California, Massachusetts, Tennessee and Virginia all holding a single victor, while Oklahoma and Texas featured two apiece for a prize of $1 million.

The Mega Millions pot ballooned after it went untouched since October 13, when it paid out a paltry $42 million. 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.

The winning numbers drawn Friday just after 11 p.m. More than 21 million tickets were sold for all the prizes. Since it began in 1972, the Lottery has contributed more than $20.5 billion to support public education.

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