A patron, who did not want to give his name, uses the lottery ticket vending kiosk at a Smoker Friendly store to purchase tickets for the Mega Millions lottery drawing Friday in Cranberry Township, Pa.Keith Srakocic/AP
It’s the kind of purchase many shoppers make on impulse. Eggs, milk, yogurt and — why not? — a lottery ticket.
With just six numbers drawn Friday night — 4, 26, 42, 50, 60 and the Mega Ball of 24 — a ticket sold at a Michigan grocery store made somebody one of the richest people in the country.
“Someone in Michigan woke up to life-changing news this morning, and Kroger Michigan congratulates the newest Michigan multimillionaire,” Rachel Hurst, a regional spokeswoman for the grocery chain, told The Associated Press.
Only one person in the entire country picked all the winning numbers for the Mega Millions jackpot. So unlike in other big drawings, they won’t have to split the prize. The odds of winning were 1 in 302.5 million.