Oakland County Group Claims $1B Mega Millions jackpot
We finally know who won that massive $1.05 billion Mega Millions jackpot back in January. It wasn't one lucky person, it was actually a group of four
According to ABC 12, a four-member Oakland County lottery club called named the Wolverine FLL Club won the Mega Millions jackpot on Jan. 22 by matching all numbers: 04-26-42-50-60 and the Mega Ball 24.
The club's attorney and representative, Kurt D. Panouses:
A club member saw a sign that the jackpot was up to $1 billion and remembered that they hadn’t bought their tickets yet, so they pulled into the Kroger. When you play of course you dream of winning, but the reality of it has been incredible.
The lottery club decided to take the one-time lump-sum payment which after taxes, ended up being about $557 million. Before taxes, the lump-sum came out to be $776 million.
The group bought its winning ticket at the Kroger on Grand River Avenue in Novi. The store was awarded $50,000 for selling the winning ticket, which they will donate to the Food Bank Council of Michigan.
This was the largest lottery prize in Michigan and the third-largest ever won in the U.S.
Last month I told you how legislation introduced a bill in the Michigan State Legislature that would allow winners of multi-state games, such as Mega Millions, Powerball and Lucky for Life, to remain anonymous. I bet these guys wish that law had already gone into effect.
While it would be amazing to win $1 billion all by yourself, I think it would be freaking awesome to share it with three of my friends.