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The Mega Millions jackpot is up to $1.35, so hopefully you’re starting to daydream about what you’ll do with all the money when you win. Will you buy a small country? Start your own fast-food restaurant? Disappear from where you live and find solace in a tropical location? Maybe all of the above?

As it turns out, a Michigander could have an edge win winning that $1.35 billion Mega Millions. That’s if history repeats itself.

According to a press release from the Mega Millions, “Michigan has been particularly lucky with Mega Millions jackpots on Friday the 13th, winning four of them (June 2008, May 2011, June 2014 and October 2017). That 2017 jackpot was shared with a winner in Rhode Island.” The release adds that additional “jackpots on Friday the 13th have been won in New York (March 2009) and Ohio (November 2015). None of them, however, came close in size to the estimated $1.35 billion up for grabs later this week.” Big thanks to my buddy Joe Winner in Florida for the tip.

“While many consider Friday the 13th an unlucky day, it has been rewarding for Mega Millions players over the years, with six previous jackpots won on such a day,” the release also states. There have been nearly 33.3 million winning tickets sold in the 25 drawings since the jackpot was last won on October 14, 2022. These include 68 worth $1 million or more, won in 24 different states. Michigan actually hasn’t been one of those states. Let’s hope a Michigander gets the big prize this time. The next drawing is Friday (Jan. 13) at 11 p.m. EST.

2 Michigan Cites Among the Most Affordable Housing Markets

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  • 12. Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, Tenn.-Va.

    Median Listing Price If Active Within Period: $289,900
    Median Days On Market: 35
    Viewers per Property vs US: 2.7

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    View 427 homes for sale in Kingsport, TN at a median listing home price of $236,450. See pricing and listing details of Kingsport real estate for sale.

  • 11. Reading, Pa.

    Median Listing Price If Active Within Period: $264,950
    Median Days On Market: 32
    Viewers per Property vs US: 1.8

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    View 430 homes for sale in Reading, PA at a median listing home price of $180,000. See pricing and listing details of Reading real estate for sale.

  • 10. Springfield, Mass.

    Median Listing Price If Active Within Period: $344,900
    Median Days On Market: 33
    Viewers per Property vs US: 1.9

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    View 160 homes for sale in Springfield, MA at a median listing home price of $259,000. See pricing and listing details of Springfield real estate for sale.

  • 9. Fort Wayne, Ind.

    Median Listing Price If Active Within Period: $295,000
    Median Days On Market: 29
    Viewers per Property vs US: 1.8

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    View 749 homes for sale in Fort Wayne, IN at a median listing home price of $205,900. See pricing and listing details of Fort Wayne real estate for sale.

  • 8. Worcester, Mass.-Conn.

    Median Listing Price If Active Within Period: $449,900
    Median Days On Market: 30
    Viewers per Property vs US: 1.8

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    View 122 homes for sale in Worcester, MA at a median listing home price of $399,900. See pricing and listing details of Worcester real estate for sale.

  • 7. Monroe, Mich.

    Median Listing Price If Active Within Period: $245,950
    Median Days On Market: 32
    Viewers per Property vs US: 2.1

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    View 190 homes for sale in Monroe, MI at a median listing home price of $189,900. See pricing and listing details of Monroe real estate for sale.

  • 6. Portland-South Portland, Maine

    Median Listing Price If Active Within Period: $550,000
    Median Days On Market: 34
    Viewers per Property vs US: 2.7

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    View 111 homes for sale in Portland, ME at a median listing home price of $549,000. See pricing and listing details of Portland real estate for sale.

  • 5. Burlington, N.C.

    Median Listing Price If Active Within Period: $375,000
    Median Days On Market: 27
    Viewers per Property vs US: 1.8

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    View 316 homes for sale in Burlington, NC at a median listing home price of $255,000. See pricing and listing details of Burlington real estate for sale.

  • 4. Springfield, Ohio

    Median Listing Price If Active Within Period: $167,400
    Median Days On Market: 30
    Viewers per Property vs US: 2.2

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    View 264 homes for sale in Springfield, OH at a median listing home price of $150,000. See pricing and listing details of Springfield real estate for sale.

  • 3. Rochester, N.Y.

    Median Listing Price If Active Within Period: $225,450
    Median Days On Market: 23
    Viewers per Property vs US: 2.1

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    View 391 homes for sale in Rochester, NY at a median listing home price of $149,900. See pricing and listing details of Rochester real estate for sale.

  • 2. La Crosse-Onalaska, Wis.-Minn.

    Median Listing Price If Active Within Period: $349,650
    Median Days On Market: 27
    Viewers per Property vs US: 2.2

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    View 59 homes for sale in La Crosse, WI at a median listing home price of $239,900. See pricing and listing details of La Crosse real estate for sale.

  • 1. Manchester-Nashua, N.H.

    Median Listing Price If Active Within Period: $483,450
    Median Days On Market: 27
    Viewers per Property vs US: 3.2

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    View 106 homes for sale in Manchester, NH at a median listing home price of $360,000. See pricing and listing details of Manchester real estate for sale.

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