Saturday, 9 July 2016

Mega Millions numbers for 07/08/2016; 1 grand-prize winning ticket sold for $540M jackpot

LANSING, MI – It took more than four months, but someone finally won the Mega Millions jackpot. The lone lucky winner won $540 million during the drawing on July 8, 2016.

Where the lucky winner bought their ticket was not immediately available.

The jackpot was the third largest in the history of Mega Millions and the seventh largest in U.S. lottery history.

Now that there's been a winner of the jackpot, the drawing on Tuesday, July 12 will reset and have a estimated jackpot of $15 million with a cash option of $10 million.

The Mega Millions numbers for July 8: 8-19-20-55-73

The Gold Mega Ball: 5

The Megaplier: 2

Mega Millions winners for July 8:
Ten players matched all five white balls to win $1 million. But where those winning tickets were purchased was not immediately available.
Three of those players also played the Megaplier which increased their winnings to $2 million.
Detailed results for winners in Michigan were not available as of 12:45 a.m.

Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m. Five balls are drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 through 75; the Mega ball is drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 through 15. The odds of winning the jackpot is 1 in 259 million.

Mega Millions is played in 44 states, plus the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands. Tickets cost $1 each.

In other Michigan Lottery news:
The next Powerball drawing is Saturday night, July 9, with an estimated jackpot of $288 million and a cash option of $201.4 million.
The next Lotto 47 drawing is also Saturday night, July 9 at 7:29 p.m. with a jackpot of $1.2 million. Deadline is 7:08 p.m. that day.
Saturday's Fantasy 5 jackpot is an estimated $494,000. The drawing is at 7:29 p.m. Deadline is 7:08 p.m.

For the latest on Michigan Lottery, check out the official Michigan Lottery site,which also offers more information on instant tickets, raffles and other lottery games.

Matt Durr is a reporter for The Ann Arbor News. Email him or follow him on Twitter.

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