Tomorrow is Friday the 13th. While this day traditionally means a whole lot of bad luck, Michiganders may want to take a second look.

Lottery players in our state have historically found that Friday the 13th can be a day filled with good luck, according to a press release from the Michigan Lottery.

According to the Lottery, the Mega Millions game has been particularly lucky for lottery players on Friday the 13th since 2003. Lottery players have won more than $176 million from drawings held on the day most view as "unlucky."

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The Mega Millions jackpot has paid out for four Michiganders in recent years on Friday the 13th. The most recent winner is Kevin Blake. The Waterford man split a $42 million jackpot with a player from Rhode Island on Friday, October 13, 2017.

Oddly enough, Blake's lump-sum payment turned out to be just over $13 million. Quite the coincidence.

The Michigan Lottery says 32 additional Mega Millions players have cashed in on prizes ranging from $10,000 to $1 million on different occurrences of Friday the 13th over the years.

"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."

During the pandemic, we urge you to purchase your lottery tickets online. Friday's jackpot is estimated to be about $165 million.


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