– October 16, 2016Posted in: Stories
By TEREASA NIMS
Sunday Times Newspapers
TAYLOR — A person who bought a Mega Millions ticket for the Oct. 7 lottery drawing from the city’s Mac’s II is a millionaire.
The ticket matched all five white balls — 24-37-42-50-65 — but not the gold Mega ball — 14 — after buying the ticket at 22399 North Line Road. Another ticket sold in South Carolina also matched all five white balls.
Lottery officials said one of the winners played the Megaplier option, increasing the value of the ticket to $2 million, but haven’t said which ticket that was.
The unidentified winner has one year to come forth to collect.
“I play, but I don’t really want to win,” Jerome Altman, of Taylor, said Oct. 13 after buying a Mega Millions Lottery ticket at Mac’s II for the Oct. 14 drawing, worth about $15 million. “I hear the money makes people crazy. I saw a documentary on that.”
Altman said money changes people.
“The money would be great,” he said, “but I don’t need anything else to make me crazy.”
Samantha Reedy, of Dearborn, also bought a ticket for the Oct. 14 drawing.
“I would put my two kids through college, maybe buy a new car and have a whirlwind trip in Vegas,” Reedy said outside a nearby fast-food restaurant. “Oh! And … a new roof on my house.”
Mega Millions is played every Tuesday and Friday. Players pay $1 for a basic ticket and more if they add other options.
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