Shiawassee County Woman Wins $1 Million Powerball Prize

07.31.15 Powerball 04.18.15 Draw Carmen Dolan Shiawassee CountyA Shiawassee County woman’s bank account got a big boost thanks to a $1 million Powerball prize.

Carmen Dolan, of Ovid, won $1 million playing Powerball with a ticket purchased at the Burton Corner’s Party store, located at 6007 West Main Street in Owosso. Dolan matched the first five numbers drawn on April 18 to win her big prize: 13-22-23-29-31.

“I checked my ticket about three weeks after the drawing at a self-scanner,” said Dolan. “I really didn’t know what I had until the clerk told me it was a big winner. When she said it was a $1 million winner, I couldn’t believe it!”

While many people would quietly tuck the ticket away and head home, Dolan finished her shopping before going to her car and calling her husband.

“When I called my husband, he was happy to hear I was still at the store because he needed me to grab a few things,” said Dolan. “After he told me what he needed, we hung up and I went back inside the store. I didn’t end up telling him the good news until I got home.

“When I told him I won, he thought I meant a few bucks. When I said it was a million, he was shocked.”

The Dolans quickly took the winning ticket to a local bank where it stayed in a safe deposit box while they researched financial options. They claimed the $1 million prize today at Lottery headquarters in Lansing.

The Dolans still are determining what to do with their winnings, but one thing is certain: the $1 million won’t change who they are.

“We’ve always lived within our means, and still will. This money will help us live a little more comfortably,” Dolan said.

Powerball plays may be purchased for $2 each at Lottery retailers across the state. A Power Play option that multiples non-jackpot prizes by up to five times may be added to any Powerball play for just $1.

The Powerball drawing takes place at 10:59 p.m. and may be watched live on the Lottery’s network of stations: WBKB-TV 11 (CBS), WDIV-TV 4 (NBC), WNEM-TV 5 (CBS), WXSP-TV (MyNetwork TV), WLAJ-TV 53 (ABC), WLUC-TV 6 (NBC/FOX) and WGTU-TV 29/WGTQ-TV 8 (ABC). Additionally, the drawing may be watched online at: http://www.powerballlive.com/powerball.

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Michigan Lottery Teams Up with Speedway to Give Players a Chance to win Free Fuel for a Year

Speedway-Image-PRTwo lucky players will be filling their gas tanks for free for a year thanks to the Michigan Lottery and Speedway LLC (Speedway).

Beginning Monday, Aug. 3, Lottery players who purchase instant game tickets at a Speedway convenience store and scan their registered Speedy Rewards® card will be entered in a giveaway to win free fuel for a year. A registered Speedy Rewards® card is one that is associated with a valid email address or phone number. Customers can register their Speedy Rewards® card either online at www.speedway.com or via the in-store kiosk at any Speedway convenience store. Players will earn one entry for each dollar spent on Michigan Lottery instant games.

Two grand prize winners will each receive free fuel for a year in the form of a $2,500 Speedway gift card. In addition to two grand prize winners, eight lucky winners will each receive $400 in Michigan Lottery instant game tickets. Winners will be selected at random in early October from eligible entries.

Players may earn entries through 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 30. There is no limit on the number of entries a player may earn. Purchases of Michigan Lottery draw game products are not eligible for entry.

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Winning Lucky For Life Ticket Sold in Charlevoix County

Lucky For LifeA lucky Michigan Lottery player has a lifetime of cash ahead after winning $25,000 a year for life playing Lucky For Life.

A ticket bought at the Family Fare, located at 103 North M66 in Charlevoix, matched the five white balls drawn Thursday night – 29-33-36-47-48 – to win the big prize. This is the fifth time since the game debuted on Jan. 27 that a Michigan winner has won a lifetime prize in the Lucky For Life game.

The lucky winner has two choices to collect the big prize:

  • Annual payments for a minimum of 20 years or life, whichever is greater, or
  • A one-time lump sum cash payment of $390,000

Michigan players have won more than $7 million so far playing Lucky For Life, including the five $25,000 a year for life winners, and 38 $5,000 winners. Each Lucky For Life drawing is producing more than 15,000 winners on average in Michigan.

The winner should contact the Michigan Lottery Public Relations Division at (517) 373-1237 to schedule an appointment to collect the big prize. The prize must be claimed at the Lottery’s headquarters in Lansing. Lucky For Life tickets are valid for one year from the drawing date.

For just $2 per play, Lucky For Life gives Lottery players a chance to win prizes ranging from $3 to a lifetime of cash. To win the game’s top prize of $1,000 a day for life, players must match all five winning numbers ranging from 1 to 48, plus one Lucky Ball ranging from 1 to 18. Players who match all five winning numbers, but not the Lucky Ball, will win $25,000 a year for life. Lucky For Life drawings take place every Monday and Thursday at 10:35 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at Lottery retailers across the state.

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Time Running Out to Claim $1 Million Prize; Winning Mega Millions Ticket Bought in Grand Rapids!

Time is running out to claim a $1 million prize from the Michigan Lottery!

The winning ticket is for the Aug. 5, 2014 Mega Millions drawing and it expires Wednesday. It was sold in Grand Rapids at the CVS Pharmacy, located at 727 28th Street Southeast. The winner matched the first five numbers drawn: 25-28-36-45-53.

The lucky ticket holder should contact the Lottery’s Public Relations Division at (517) 373-1237 to make an appointment to claim their prize at the Lottery headquarters in Lansing. Mega Millions tickets are valid for one year from the drawing date. The ticket holder has until 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday to claim the big prize. If the holder of the winning Mega Millions ticket doesn’t come forward by then, the money will go to the state School Aid Fund.

If the ticket holder does not come forward, it would be the first major prize to go unclaimed in 2015. In 2014, five major prizes went unclaimed adding more than $1 million to the Michigan School Aid Fund.

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Only a Week Left For $1 Million Mega Millions Winner to Claim Prize!

MSL MegaMillions LogoThere’s only a week left for the winner of a $1 million Mega Millions prize to claim the big pile of cash!

The winning ticket from the Aug. 5, 2014 drawing was sold at the CVS Pharmacy, located at 727 28th Street Southeast in Grand Rapids. The winning ticket matched the first five numbers drawn: 25-28-36-45-53.

Mega Millions tickets are valid for one year from the drawing date, so the prize must be claimed by 4:45 p.m. on Aug. 5. If the prize isn’t claimed before the ticket expires, the money will go to the state School Aid Fund.

The ticket holder should contact the Lottery’s Public Relations Division at (517) 373-1237 to schedule an appointment to claim the prize! The prize must be claimed at Lottery headquarters in Lansing.

If the ticket holder does not come forward, it would be the first major prize to go unclaimed in 2015. In 2014, five major prizes went unclaimed adding more than $1 million to the Michigan School Aid Fund.

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