Ticket bought in Troy, Michigan, wins $79 million jackpot

Who won the Mega Millions jackpot?

RELEASE DATE: July 8, 2013

A single jackpot-winning ticket was sold in Friday’s Mega Millions drawing in Troy, Michigan, and now the question is: who is the lucky winner?

The winning ticket, worth $79 million, was sold at John’s Market, 75 E. Square Lake Rd., in Troy. The numbers were 2, 23, 41, 47, 54. The Mega Ball was 42.

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.

Lottery officials in Lansing said the winner should immediately sign the ticket and put it in a safe place. He or she should call the Public Relations Division at 517-373-1237 to make arrangements to claim the prize.

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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