We knew that Novi, MI was a hotbed for enterprise funding, however could not have predicted it might be the epicenter of a historic lottery jackpot.
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Final month, we hailed the Detroit suburb of Novi, MI because the number-two American-heartland metropolis essential to the future of innovation. Clearly, we underestimated simply how a lot mojo the industrious, Nice Lakes-adjacent hub of roughly 60,000 individuals had going for it.
This previous Friday, an as-yet-unnamed Michigonian purchased a winning, $1.05 billion Mega Hundreds of thousands ticket at a Kroger grocery store in Novi. It is the third-largest prize in U.S. lottery historical past. (Odds of successful have been positioned at one in 302.5 million. To place that into perspective, the entire U.S. inhabitants at present stands a bit shy of 330 million.)
Novi Mayor Bob Gatt gloated to the New York Times over the weekend about each the jackpot and his metropolis’s excessive placement on Entrepreneur’s rating of revolutionary cities. Hopefully whoever does come ahead to say their fortune feels as bullish on funding in Gatt’s metropolis as we do.