Daily 4 Winning Numbers of 1-1-1-1 Mean $18 Million in Prizes to Lucky Michigan Lottery Players

Michigan Lottery Daily 4The number one is No. 1 for nearly 3,700 lucky Michigan Lottery players who each won $5,000 – a total of nearly $18.4 million – over the weekend when the winning Daily 4 numbers were 1-1-1-1.

A total of 3,672 players won $5,000 apiece for matching the winning Daily 4 numbers – 1-1-1-1 – straight in Saturday evening’s drawing. The winning Daily 4 number of 1-1-1-1 last was drawn on April 26, 2005.

The number of winners and total prizes for the drawing dwarfed typical Daily 4 numbers. Saturday evening’s total number of winners and top prize total were both nearly 25 times that of a typical Daily 4 drawing. Over the last 30 days, the average number of players to match a winning number straight is 149. The total average top prize amount for a Daily 4 drawing is slightly more than $743,000.

There are four ways to play the Daily 4: straight, boxed, two-way and wheeled. Prize amounts vary based on the way a number is played, and on the order in which the winning numbers are drawn. Players may select a four-digit number, or choose an easy pick ticket. There are two Daily 4 drawings a day, seven days a week, at 12:59 p.m. and 7:29 p.m. Each play is $1.

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Michigan Lottery Players Cash In with Straight Back Bonus Daily 4 Promotion

Daily 4 Straight Back BonusLucky Daily 4 players have been cashing in on the Michigan Lottery’s Straight Back Bonus, winning $500,000 since the special promotion began on July 1.

Through the midday Daily 4 drawing on Friday, 500 lucky ticket holders had won $1,000 apiece through the Straight Back Bonus promotion. The Straight Back Bonus promotion automatically is added to all straight-bet tickets at no additional cost to players.

The promotion, which runs through Thursday, pays Daily 4 players whose numbers match the drawn numbers in reverse order. For example, if a player picks 8-9-6-1 and the numbers drawn are 1-6-9-8, the player wins $1,000! Boxed bets and 2-way bets aren’t eligible for the bonus prize, and wheel-bet winners are paid only the straight prize.

There are four ways to play the Daily 4: straight, boxed, two-way and wheeled. Prize amounts vary based on the way a number is played, and on the order in which the winning numbers are drawn. Players may select a four-digit number, or choose an easy pick ticket. There are two Daily 4 drawings a day, seven days a week, at 12:59 p.m. and 7:29 p.m. Each play is $1.

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Macomb County Man Wins $287,058 Fantasy 5 Jackpot from the Michigan Lottery

Winning Fantasy 5 Ticket from May 17, 2014.A Macomb County man on Friday became the latest lucky player to claim a Fantasy 5 jackpot from the Michigan Lottery.

The player, who chose to remain anonymous, won his Fantasy 5 jackpot on May 17 by matching all five numbers drawn. The winning numbers were: 05-13-17-25-35. He bought his winning ticket at CJ’s Smokers Shop located at 37899 Mound Road in Sterling Heights.

Fantasy 5 has been producing jackpot winners at a sizzling rate. Lucky players have won 35 jackpots totaling more than $5.2 million in prizes over the past 15 weeks.

The winning ticket holders from the April 26, and July 21 Fantasy 5 drawings have yet to claim those prizes. The lucky ticket holders should contact the Lottery’s Public Relations Division at (517) 373-1237 to set up an appointment to claim their prize. Tickets for Fantasy 5 are valid for one year from the drawing date. Prizes of more than $50,000 must be claimed at the Lottery headquarters in Lansing.

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.

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Who’s the Next Big Winner? Lotto 47 Jackpot Climbs to $2 Million

Lotto 47 with EZMatchMichigan Lottery players want to know: Who will become the next millionaire playing Lotto 47?

The Lotto 47 jackpot has climbed to $2 million for Saturday’s drawing, making it the third largest of 2014. To win the jackpot, players must match all six of the numbers drawn.

So far in 2014, the Lotto 47 jackpot has been won three times. Those winners were:

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 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.

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Family Matters: Reunion Leads to $283,109 Fantasy 5 Jackpot for Garden City Woman

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Ramona Biegas, of Garden City, collected her $283,109 Fantasy 5 jackpot at Lottery headquarters Wednesday.

With her three daughters in town for a family reunion, Ramona Biegas knew she was going to have a great weekend. Winning a $283,109 Fantasy 5 jackpot from the Michigan Lottery made it even sweeter for the Garden City woman.

Biegas matched the winning numbers – 13-22-25-28-29 – in Friday’s Fantasy 5 drawing to win her big prize. She bought her ticket at the Meijer located at 37201 Warren Road in Westland.

“It was the first time in six years that my three daughters have all been in town at the same time,” Biegas said. “We had planned a girls’ day and got pedicures before stopping at Meijer to pick up some last-minute supplies for a barbeque. I wandered over to the Lottery counter and picked my five numbers.”

Predictably, the numbers she chose to play were related to her family. She played her birthdate and the birthdates for her grandchildren, husband, mother. When she checked her numbers that evening, she could not believe her eyes and had her husband and daughters confirm she had won.

“I ran to get my husband, Tim, after I checked the numbers on MichiganLottery.com,” she said. “He couldn’t believe his eyes either, so we called in our daughter Denise to confirm what we were reading. We are all still in shock.”

The family decided to hide the winning ticket in their basement for safe keeping until they could visit the Lottery office to collect their winnings. That move almost proved disastrous when a water heater problem flooded the basement.

“Thankfully, we hid the ticket up high, but it was a tense few minutes for everyone when my husband discovered the water in the basement,” Biegas said.

After some weekend water heater repairs, Biegas visited Lottery headquarters with two of her daughters and three grandchildren on Wednesday to collect her big prize. With her winnings, she plans to pay off her home and take a trip with her husband to Las Vegas.

Fantasy 5 has been producing jackpot winners at a sizzling rate. Lucky players have won 35 jackpots totaling more than $5.2 million in prizes over the past 15 weeks.

The winning ticket holders from the April 26, May 17 and July 21 Fantasy 5 drawings have yet to claim those prizes. The lucky ticket holders should contact the Lottery’s Public Relations Division at (517) 373-1237 to set up an appointment to claim their prize. Tickets for Fantasy 5 are valid for one year from the drawing date. Prizes of more than $50,000 must be claimed at the Lottery headquarters in Lansing.

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.

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