An Alpena man said winning a $1 million Mega Millions prize from the Michigan Lottery was “jaw-dropping.”
Jason Fletcher, 45, matched the five white balls – 08-11-29-32-40 – in the April 8 drawing to win a $1 million prize. He bought his winning ticket at Hillman EZ Mart, located at 27400 M-32 in Hillman. Hillman is about 25 miles west of Alpena.
“I buy a Mega Millions ticket every once in a while,” said Fletcher. “I checked my ticket the morning after the drawing and when I saw I had matched five numbers, I didn’t know what to think. It was a jaw-dropping moment. Me and my family looked the ticket over several times to make sure I wasn’t missing something.”
Fletcher visited Lottery headquarters to claim his prize. With his winnings, he plans to pay bills and invest.
Mega Millions drawings take place each Tuesday and Friday evening. Each Mega Millions play is only $2. 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. Mega Millions tickets are sold in 45 states, Washington D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Mega Millions tickets may be purchased online at MichiganLottery.com and at any of the Lottery’s 10,500 retailers around the state until 10:45 p.m. the day of the drawing.