By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — After 37 drawings, one ticket matched all the numbers to win the $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot. Lottery officials confirm the winning ticket was sold in Michigan.

The jackpot is the third-largest prize in U.S. lottery history.

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The Mega Millions top prize had been growing since Sept. 15. There were also ten, $1 million dollar prize winners including one in Pennsylvania and one in New Jersey.

Eyewitness News found some folks in Philadelphia who were feeling lucky ahead Friday’s drawing.

“Today, I purchased probably seven tickets. This past week we’ve purchased a lot,” Crystal McHugh said.

Whoever cashes in on that hefty jackpot could walk away with nearly $740 million dollars in cold hard cash. What would someone do with all of that money?

“Pay off debt and probably give money to the family and probably give some back,” MJ Jordan said.

“I’ve got kids. So get it out of Philly,” Erika Womack said.

“Take care of family, maybe help people who are in need. If I won a bunch of money, yeah that’s what I would do, help some people out,” Tom Mundy said.

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This is only the third time a jackpot has hit this milestone.

But residents are hoping it’s their lucky night when the numbers are read.

Here are the winning numbers: 4, 26, 42, 50, 60 and the Mega ball is 24.

CBS3’s Kimberly Davis contributed to this report.


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