Michigan Lottery Proposes How to Spend Jackpot in UP

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

HOUGHTON, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan lottery officials are having fun with Upper Peninsula culture as they wait for someone to step forward and claim a $19 million jackpot.

A ticket sold in Houghton matched the numbers in Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing, but the winner hasn't been identified.

So what could $19 million buy in the Upper Peninsula? Well, lottery officials say it could pay for 3 million pasties from Roy's Pasties and Bakery in Houghton. Houghton Powersports could sell the Mega Millions winner 1,400 snowmobiles. For something completely different, there's always a backyard sauna -- 3,000 of them.

The winner can choose to collect $19 million over 26 years, before taxes, or take a lump sum of about $14 million, before taxes.


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