Michigan Lottery Players Win $1 Million Prizes Playing Mega Millions, Powerball

MSL MegaMillions LogoIt was a big weekend for two lucky Michigan Lottery players who won $1 million each from the Michigan Lottery playing Mega Millions and Powerball.

One lucky ticket matched the first five numbers drawn in Friday’s Mega Millions drawing – 15-18-29-41-50 – to win $1 million. The winning ticket was bought at the Mobil gas station, located at 25830 Ford Road in Dearborn Heights.

Michigan Lottery PowerballSaturday was equally as lucky for a Powerball player. One ticket matched the first five numbers drawn in Saturday’s Powerball drawing – 13-22-23-29-31 – to win $1 million. The winning ticket was bought at the Burton Corners Party Store, located at 6007 West Main Street in Owosso.

Each winner should contact the Michigan Lottery Public Relations Division at (517) 373-1237 to schedule an appointment to collect their big prize. The prizes must be claimed at the Lottery’s headquarters in Lansing. Tickets for Mega Millions and Powerball are valid for one year from the drawing date.

Each Mega Millions play is only $1. For an additional $1 per play, players have the opportunity to add a “Megaplier” that can multiply non-jackpot prizes by up to five times. Powerball plays may be purchased for $2 each. A “Power Play” option that can multiply non-jackpot prizes by up to five times may be added to any Powerball play for only $1.

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Only a Week Left For April 26, 2014 Fantasy 5 Winner to Claim Jackpot!

Fantasy 5 with EZMatchThere’s only a week left for the winner of the April 26, 2014 Fantasy 5 jackpot to claim the $159,835 prize!

The winning ticket was sold at the Dearborn Amoco Service Station, located at 22096 Michigan Avenue in Dearborn. The winning numbers were: 02-14-17-24-28.

Fantasy 5 tickets are valid for one year from the drawing date. Because the one-year date is this Sunday, the ticket holder has until 4:45 p.m. on Monday to claim the big prize! 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, six major prizes went unclaimed adding more than $1 million to the Michigan School Aid Fund.

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$4.35 Million Up For Grabs in Saturday’s Lotto 47 Drawing

Lotto 47 with EZMatchNext week could start with a big pile of cash for a lucky Michigan Lottery player if they win the $4.35 million Lotto 47 jackpot Saturday night.

If a player wins Saturday’s $4.35 million Lotto 47 jackpot, it would mark the third time the game’s jackpot has been won in 2015. It also would be the largest Lotto 47 jackpot won this year. To win the jackpot, players must match all six of the numbers drawn.

In January, the Lotto 47 jackpot was won twice, with the big wins coming just a week apart.

On Jan. 17, one ticket matched the six Lotto 47 numbers drawn – 04-06-16-26-33-36 – to win a $3.5 million jackpot. The winning ticket was bought at the Pellston General Store, located at 45 North U.S. 31 in Pellston. One week later, a lucky player matched the six Lotto 47 numbers drawn Jan. 24 – 02-04-14-17-27-30 – to win a $1 million jackpot. That ticket was bought at the E&A Pit Stop, located at 5586 East Apple Avenue in Muskegon.

The winner of the $3.5 million Lotto 47 jackpot from Jan. 17 has yet to come forward. The winning ticket holder 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. Tickets for Lotto 47 are valid for one year from the drawing date.

Each Lotto 47 play is only $1. Players select six numbers from one to 47 for a chance to win a jackpot starting at $1 million and that grows until someone wins it. For an additional $1 per game, players may add EZMatch to their ticket for a chance to win up to $500 instantly. Lotto 47 drawings take place on Wednesday and Saturday at 7:29 p.m. Tickets may be purchased until 7:08 p.m. on the day of the drawing.

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Oakland County Man Wins $500,000 in 20X The Cash Instant Game from Michigan Lottery

Winning TicketAn Oakland County man got the surprise of a lifetime when he won $500,000 in the 20X The Cash instant game from the Michigan Lottery.

The player, who chose to remain anonymous, followed his usual morning routine when he stopped at the Mobil gas station, located at 43407 Grand River Avenue in Novi to purchase Lottery tickets. After returning to his car, he scratched his lucky 20X The Cash ticket and found that he won $500,000.

“I was shaking in my boots when I saw the ticket was a winner,” said the player. “I went back into the store and asked the clerk to confirm I was a winner. She pulled me aside and congratulated me on winning $50,000, I asked her to look again and she couldn’t believe her eyes either.”

After asking the clerk for a pen and signing the back of his ticket, the lucky player got in his car and called his wife to share the good news.

“When I called my wife, she thought I had gotten in a car accident because I could hardly speak,” he said.

The rest of the day continued as usual for the player, who went to work.

“Going to work with that ticket was pretty nerve-wracking,” said the player. “I kept the ticket in my pocket all day and kept sticking my hand in my pocket to make sure it was there. Once I got home I put the ticket under a chair cushion in our bedroom for safe keeping.”

With his winnings, the player plans to take a vacation and put the remainder into a retirement account.

For just $5 each 20X The Cash instant game ticket gives players a chance to win prizes ranging from $5 up to $500,000. In addition to three $500,000 prizes, 78 $10,000 prizes, 144 $2,000 prizes, and 987 $1,000 prizes remain in the game. The 20X The Cash game debuted on Jan. 6.

Michigan Lottery instant game tickets may be purchased at retailers across the state.

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Alpena County Man Wins $100,000 Fantasy 5 Jackpot

04.14.15 Fantasy 5 04.10.15 Draw $100,000 Anonymous Alpena CountyAn Alpena County man filled up his bank account thanks to a $100,000 Fantasy 5 jackpot.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, learned he was a big winner after stopping for gas while taking a trip in northern Michigan. He matched the Fantasy 5 winning numbers drawn on Friday – 04-14-18-19-22 – to win his big prize. He bought his winning ticket at the Alpena E-Z Mart, located at 1035 West Chisholm Street in Alpena.

With his winnings, the player plans to pay some bills and put the remainder in savings.

Each Fantasy 5 play is only $1. For an additional $1 per play, EZmatch may be added to a Fantasy 5 ticket, giving players a chance to win up to $500 instantly. Fantasy 5 players select five numbers from one to 39. Players who match all five Fantasy 5 numbers drawn win a jackpot guaranteed to start at $100,000. Fantasy 5 drawings are held seven days a week at 7:29 p.m. Tonight’s Fantasy 5 jackpot is $115,000.

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