4 people to split $1 billion Mega Millions prize won in Michigan

Four people in a suburban Detroit lottery club have won a $1.05 billion Mega Millions lottery jackpot and will share $557 million after taxes.

Posted: Mar 12, 2021 2:42 PM

DETROIT (AP) - Four people in a suburban Detroit lottery club have won a $1.05 billion Mega Millions lottery jackpot and will share $557 million after taxes.

Officials made the announcement Friday, nearly two months after the Jan. 22 drawing.

The winners chose the lump sum option, which means an immediate payment of $776 million. After taxes, it amounts to $557 million for the four. Their names weren't released.

They have a lottery club in Oakland County called Wolverine FLL Club and had the single jackpot-winning ticket from the drawing. Their attorney, Kurt Panouses, says the winners plan to stay humble and “pay it forward through charitable giving” in southeastern Michigan.

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