Farmington Hills man hits $3M Mega Millions jackpot using Michigan Lottery website

Posted at 10:30 AM, Jun 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-14 11:04:23-04

LANSING, Mich. (WXYZ) — An Farmington Hills man hit a $3 million Mega Millions jackpot during Tuesday's drawing while using David Smith, 59, matched all five white balls drawn in the drawing, and thanks to the Megaplier addition, they were able to triple their winnings.

The five white balls were: 20-34-39-43-57, and they added the $1 Megaplier addition to the ticket.

"I was checking my tickets online Wednesday morning, and out of the corner of my eye I saw the $3 million winner," said Smith. "I called my wife right away and it took me 10 minutes to convince her we'd won $3 million.

"She was still skeptical, so she had me send her a screenshot and then Googled the numbers herself. We were both stunned. We're still in shock."

Smith said he plans to use the winnings to help in his retirement in a few years.

Those who want to buy online Mega Millions tickets from the Michigan Lottery can do so until 10:45 p.m. the day of the drawing.