Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. EST
DETROIT (AP) — Someone bought a winning ticket for the $1.05 billion Mega Millions jackpot at a grocery store outside of Detroit. The winning numbers for Friday night’s drawing were 4, 26, 42, 50 and 60, with a Mega Ball of 24. The ticket that won the third-largest lottery prize in U.S. history was sold at a Kroger store in the Detroit suburb of Novi. A spokeswoman for the grocery chain congratulated the winner for “waking up to life-changing news this morning.” A winner who chooses the lump sum option would get $557 million after taxes. The win came just two days after a ticket sold in Maryland won the $731.1 million Powerball jackpot.
OWOSSO, Mich. (AP) — Police say a 3-year-old Michigan boy died after accidentally shooting himself Friday. The death in Owosso, 35 miles northeast of Lansing, was the second in recent days involving children with guns. In Detroit, an 18-month-old boy who got access to a gun shot his 5-year-old cousin. Owosso police say the 3-year-old was taken to a local hospital but didn’t survive. No other details were released.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A newly elected Michigan Republican congressman who voted to impeach President Donald Trump is already drawing a GOP opponent for the 2022 race. Tom Norton, a Trump supporter, says he’ll challenge Rep. Peter Meijer in the Republican primary in the Grand Rapids area. Norton finished third in August. Norton says Meijer destroyed “trust with voters” with his vote to impeach Trump after the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot. Norton says he’s already collecting campaign contributions. Meijer says he knew his vote could create a backlash among Republicans. But Meijer says elected officials aren’t effective if they’re always looking over their shoulder.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources is seeking input from the public on a draft of the state’s updated public lands strategy. The state has about 4.6 million acres of state forests, parks, trails, game and wildlife areas and other public lands. The DNR says feedback on the draft will be accepted through Feb. 12 and will be incorporated, as appropriate, in the development of a final land strategy. The final land strategy will be submitted to the state Legislature by July 1. The DNR says a land strategy was created in 2013 to provide a framework for conserving and managing public lands to ensure their best use for Michigan residents and visitors and the state’s natural resources.