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Mega Millions jackpot hits $454 million

Posted: 12:05 PM, Jul 05, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-05 17:53:59-04
Mega Millions jackpot hits $454 million

The Mega Millions jackpot is $454 million dollars.

Hayes Market on 9 Mile and Telegraph is one of the few lucky stores in our areas when it comes to Mega Millions.

Charlon Jordan bought a Mega Millions Ticket there. She's been shopping at the Hayes Market in Southfield for more than 16 years.

"I feel lucky today," she said."

She buys lottery and scratch off tickets here and has walked away with a total of $800 over the years.

"It's just a lucky store."

No one has walked away winning a big Mega Millions jackpot.

Lena Hakim works at Hayes Market.

"A lot of people come here, a lot of people win so we are really lucky," Hakim said.

Over the past five years, three customers who bought a Mega Millions ticket walked away with a total of more than $257,000 dollars.

One of the winners was generous.

Hakim said, "We got lucky ourselves because the customer was nice enough to give us some."

Over the past five years - there are eight stores that had at least three or more smaller winnings from a Mega Millions drawings.

That list includes:
Hayes Market
22580 Telegraph Rd, Southfield, MI
Three tickets
$250,000
$2,000
$2,000

Kroger Store #492
65 S Livernois Rd, Rochester, MI
Four tickets
$10,000
$10,000
$5,000
$5,000

Meijer Store #54
20401 Haggerty Rd, Northville, MI
Three tickets
$250,000
$2,000
$2,000

David's Mini-Mart
38100 Van Dyke Ave, Sterling Heights, MI
$20,000
$10,000
$600

Meijer Store #123
16300 Fort St in Southgate, MI
Three tickets
$1,500
$600
$600

CVS Store #08010
31411 Cherry Hill Rd, Westland, MI
Three tickets
$10,000
$10,000
$1,000

7-Eleven Store #33703
5979 26 Mile Rd, Washington, MI
Three tickets
$10,000
$5,000
$1,500

7-Eleven Store #15116
3461 Airport Rd, Westlake, MI
$2,500
$600
$600

Hakim said, "You have to come in with a lot of optimism."

"I feel like I'm going to be a winner tonight," Jordan added.

Since the last drawing, Michigan Lottery players purchased 2.3 million tickets. That number is expected to go up before the drawing.

If no one wins tonight, Friday night’s jackpot is estimated to be $508 million.