MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES’ CLUB™ Lottery Game Second Chance Entry Deadline Quickly Approaching

Monopoly Millionaires' ClubLess than a week remains for MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES’ CLUB™ Lottery game players to enter the game’s second chance drawing for a chance to compete for $1 million on a TV game show.

The MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES’ CLUB Lottery game second chance drawing will give lucky players a chance to win a five-day, four-night trip for two to Las Vegas and an opportunity to compete for $1 million on a nationally syndicated game show. More than $2.5 million in prize money will be up for grabs in each hour-long show.

Players must enter the web codes from their MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES’ CLUB tickets at http://www.playmmc.com before 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 25 to be eligible for the first drawing on Dec. 2.

The TV game show will be hosted by “Mike and Molly” star Billy Gardell and is scheduled for a February premiere. The show may be viewed in Michigan on the following stations: WKBD (Detroit), WXMI (Grand Rapids), WHTV (Lansing), WSYM (Lansing), WBSF (Flint), WGTU (Traverse City), WJMN (Marquette), and WMKG (Muskegon). Air times will vary; players should check local listings for details.

In addition to giving players a chance to compete for $1 million on a TV game show, each $5 ticket gives players two additional chances to become a millionaire. Each time the Top Prize is won, there will be at least 10 additional $1 million winners. Once the Top Prize amount reaches $25 million, all additional prize money creates more $1 million prizes.

MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES’ CLUB Lottery game drawings take place every Friday at 11:15 p.m. MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES’ CLUB Lottery game tickets may be purchased at Lottery retailers around the state.

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Mega Millions and Powerball Prize Winners Have One Million Reasons to be Thankful

Money in hands.Three lucky Michigan Lottery players have one million reasons to be thankful this Thanksgiving. The big question is: do they know they have won a $1 million prize? Two $1 million Mega Millions prizes and one $1 million Powerball prize are waiting to be claimed.

One of the $1 million prizes has gone unclaimed for more than three months. On Aug. 5, a lucky Mega Millions player matched the first five numbers drawn – 25-28-36-45-53 – to win $1 million. The winning ticket was bought at The CVS Pharmacy, located at 727 28th Street Southeast in Grand Rapids. On Oct. 24, another lucky Mega Millions player also won $1 million after matching the first five numbers drawn: 02-14-21-28-55. That winning ticket was bought at the 7-Eleven located at 35872 Utica Road in Macomb County’s Clinton Township.

A lucky Powerball player also has yet to claim a $1 million prize. On Nov. 5, one lucky ticket matched the first five numbers drawn – 02-11-19-21-42 – to win $1 million. The lucky ticket was bought at Mitch’s Party Store, located at 37504 Michigan Avenue in Wayne.

The lucky Mega Millions and Powerball winners should contact the Michigan Lottery Public Relations Division at (517) 373-1237 to schedule an appointment to collect their big prizes. 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. Tonight’s Mega Millions jackpot is $43 million. Saturday’s Powerball jackpot is $70 million.

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Detroit Woman Wins Cash for Life from Michigan Lottery

Winning Cash for Life ticket.Life just got a little easier for a retiree from Detroit who won $2,000 a week for life playing the Michigan Lottery’s popular Cash for Life instant game.

The woman, who chose to remain anonymous, elected to take her prize as a one-time lump sum payment of more than $2.2 million. She bought her lucky $5 ticket at the CVS Pharmacy, located at 18600 Livernois Avenue in Detroit.

In addition to one remaining top prize of $2,000 a week for life, 490 $1,000 prizes remain on the popular $5 Cash for Life game.

The Cash for Life family of instant games is one of the most popular offered by the Lottery and features tickets ranging in price from $1 to $10. Cash for Life tickets may be purchased at Lottery retailers around the state.

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Jackson County Educator Wins Excellence in Education Award from the Michigan Lottery

Heather Patrick (center) poses for a photo with her husband, Chad Patrick (second row center), principal, Kelly McCloughan (left) and Michigan State University basketball coach Tom Izzo after accepting her Excellence in Education Award from the Michigan Lottery.

Heather Patrick (center) poses for a photo with her husband, Chad Patrick (second row center), principal, Kelly McCloughan (left) and Michigan State University basketball coach Tom Izzo after accepting her Excellence in Education Award from the Michigan Lottery.

A Jackson County educator known for creating curiosity and enthusiasm in her students by using hands-on learning experiences, such as projects in the school greenhouse, has been honored with an Excellence in Education award from the Michigan Lottery.

The award winner, Heather Patrick, is a kindergarten teacher at Arnold Elementary School in Michigan Center. The school is part of the Michigan Center School District.

The Michigan Lottery recently established the Excellence in Education awards to recognize outstanding public school educators across the state during the school year.

Winners of the weekly award receive a plaque, a $500 cash prize, and a $500 grant to their classroom, school or school district. One of the weekly winners will be selected as the Educator of the Year and will receive a $10,000 cash prize.

Each winner also is featured in a news segment on the Lottery’s media partner stations: WXYZ-TV in Detroit, FOX 17 in Grand Rapids, and FOX 47 in Lansing. The news segment featuring Patrick will air Tuesday evening in Grand Rapids and Lansing and Thursday evening in Detroit.

Heather Patrick (right) talks with Michigan State University basketball coach Tom Izzo prior to accepting her Excellence in Education Award from the Michigan Lottery.

Heather Patrick (right) talks with Michigan State University basketball coach Tom Izzo prior to accepting her Excellence in Education Award from the Michigan Lottery.

For the Excellence in Education awards program, the Lottery has teamed up with Michigan State University basketball coach Tom Izzo. Izzo met recently with Patrick at the Breslin Center and presented her with the award.

Patrick said her favorite part of being an educator is that there “is so much joy and energy in kindergarten. Each and every day is a new adventure! I get to see kindergarteners grow socially, emotionally, and academically.

“I believe that kindergarten truly is the most magical year of a child’s education. Children come to school to explore and discover the world around them and then learn from it! We create experiences for them, such as building snowmen as ‘research’ for a ‘how-to’ writing project, or cooking porridge to understand the sequence of a recipe, when we read ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears.’

“I also believe that part of being a teacher is to make my kindergarteners aware of their own potential to have a positive impact on our community and the people in it,” she said, adding that her students made “thank you” cards for local veterans on Veterans Day and “we will be making our annual Christmas caroling trip to local care facilities in December. Every day we have a chance to make the world a little bit better, and in kindergarten, we do!”

Patrick said she choose a career in education because “I wanted to make a difference in the lives of children! Giving them the gift of reading is an amazing opportunity. I can’t imagine any other career that would be more rewarding.”

Patrick earned a bachelor of science degree in education from Central Michigan University and has been an educator for 20 years, all with the Michigan Center School District. She has been teaching kindergarten for the past seven years.

She was nominated for the Excellence in Education award by the mother of a former colleague who described her as a “teacher leader and a mentor teacher” who participates in school improvements, such as the committee that planned and developed the school’s greenhouse. The nomination noted Patrick sparks “a great amount of curiosity and enthusiasm” in students through hands on activities that correlate with classroom work and using activities, such as in the greenhouse as “a springboard for young minds.”

Patrick said of the greenhouse: “We grow beans, squash and geraniums and minds and memories and imaginations out there!”

The nomination also pointed out that she continually is updating her teaching methods and “brings enthusiasm, imagination and excitement to the learning process of her students, and that will be with them throughout their education.”

Outstanding public school educators may be nominated for an Excellence in Education award at http://bit.ly/ExcellenceInEducation or through the websites of the Lottery’s media partner stations.

Excellence in Education award nominees will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Excellence – Their work consistently helps students and/or their schools or school districts advance to higher levels of academic achievement.
  • Dedication – They consistently go above and beyond expectations to help students succeed.
  • Inspiration – Their work inspires others around them to exceed expectations either academically or professionally.
  • Leadership – They demonstrate clear leadership skills in their positions with their school or school districts
  • Effectiveness – The nominee’s work has clear and positive results on the educational advancement of students within the school or school district.
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Dearborn Heights Lottery Club Wins $1 Million Playing $50,000,000 Celebration Instant Game

$50,000,000 Celebration TicketThe celebration has started for the members of a Dearborn Heights lottery club that won $1 million playing the $50,000,000 Celebration from the Michigan Lottery.

The club members, who chose to remain anonymous, bought their lucky instant game ticket at Tobacco Stars, located at 215 Middlebelt Road in Garden City.

The club members visited Lottery headquarters this week to claim their big prize. They chose to receive their winnings as a one-time lump sum payment of $735,492.

For $20 per ticket, $50,000,000 Celebration gives players a chance to win cash prizes ranging from $20 to $1,000,000. Two of the game’s $1 million top prizes remain, along with 27 $5,000 prizes and 111 $1,000 prizes. The $50,000,000 Celebration game launched in August 2013.

Tickets for $50,000,000 Celebration, and other Lottery instant games may be purchased at retailers across the state.

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