Who won the $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot?

The winning ticket was purchased in Novi, Michigan.
1:15 | 01/24/21

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Back here at home to Michigan and a small down north of Detroit where everyone's asking the same question -- who won last night's billion dollar mega millions jackpot? Elwyn Lopez reporting tonight from Novi, Michigan. Reporter: Tonight, it's the billion dollar mystery. Who in Novi, Michigan, a town of 55,000, holds the ticket for the third largest jackpot in U.S. History? You hear all the time people winning across the country and you go, I wish that was my city. I'm glad someone's getting fortune rolling their way. Reporter: The prize had rolled over 37 times with no winner. The climb in part due to the pandemic with less people buying tickets. The odds of winning incredible -- 1 302 million. If the winner takes the lump sum payment, they'll get nearly $740 million. Winning ticket sold at ts Kroger. Neighbors now hoping the mega millions winner will put that money back into the community. I did hear it on the news this morning and I was, just so ecstatic. Hopefully they'll be ready to help some people in the area. Reporter: The person who purchased that billion dollar ticket at this Kroger can't stay in the dark forever. The winner has up to a year to come forward. I'm sure they're very happy tonight. Elwyn, thank you. Now to the passing of

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