Lotto 47 Jackpot Tops $11 Million

With a Lotto 47 jackpot of $11.05 million up for grabs Saturday, fireworks could start early for a lucky Michigan Lottery player!

If a lucky player wins the $11.05 million Lotto 47 jackpot, it would be the largest Lotto 47 jackpot won this year, and the biggest won since 2013. It also would mark the third time the game’s jackpot has been won in 2015. To win the jackpot, players must match all six of the numbers drawn.

Players have taken notice of the steadily growing jackpot. More than 17,000 winning tickets, including 14 $2,500 winners were sold for Wednesday night’s drawing.

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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Lapeer Man Wins $363,212 Fantasy 5 Jackpot

Shaun Nichols (center) poses for a photo with his parents, Connie and Bob, after collecting his Fantasy 5 jackpot at Lottery headquarters in Lansing.

Shaun Nichols (center) poses for a photo with his parents, Connie and Bob, after collecting his Fantasy 5 jackpot at Lottery headquarters in Lansing.

Dreams do come true. Just ask a Lapeer man who won a $363,212 Fantasy 5 jackpot from the Michigan Lottery.

Shaun Nichols works as a bartender at Castaway’s Food and Spirits, and is well known there for always having a positive outlook.

“When things are tough, I always tell people ‘I’ll get through it because I know one day I’ll win the Lottery,’” said Nichols. “It finally happened!”

Nichols won the $363,212 jackpot by matching the five numbers drawn in Saturday’s Fantasy 5 drawing – 01-13-29-31-39 – with a ticket he purchased at Castaway’s, located at 4058 Hunt Road in Lapeer.

“I play Fantasy 5 pretty regularly and bought a $1 easy pick on Saturday night,” Nichols said. “On Monday when I got to work I scanned my ticket and I didn’t recognize the message. After that I compared it to a printout of the winner numbers and my jaw dropped.

“I ran into the kitchen to tell my coworkers and they couldn’t believe I was the big winner.”

Shaun Nichols' jackpot winning Fantasy 5 ticket.

Shaun Nichols’ jackpot winning Fantasy 5 ticket.

Next, Nichols shared the good news with his 11-year-old son.

“I’m always telling my son that things are going to be OK and that we’re going to make it,” said Nichols. “When I told him the good news, we both cried tears of joy.”

Nichols long has planned what he would do if he ever won a Lottery jackpot. He’s got some big plans for his big prize: after buying a new home and new car, he’ll take a vacation with his son.

“It feels so great to finally win, and I’m speechless. I just thank God. This is proof that if you truly believe in something, good things will happen,” Nichols said.

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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Lottery Offices Closed in Observance of Independence Day

In observance of Independence Day, the Michigan Lottery headquarters in Lansing and all Lottery regional offices located in Detroit, Grand Rapids, Livonia, Saginaw and Sterling Heights will be closed on Friday.

All regularly scheduled drawings will continue on Friday.

The bank claim centers that the Michigan Lottery has partnered with may have office hours on Friday, however, they won’t be able to process a claim, because the Lottery offices will be closed.

All Lottery offices will reopen on Monday at 7:45 am.

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Lotto 47 Jackpot Climbs to $10.7 Million

Lotto 47 with EZMatchWith a Lotto 47 jackpot of $10.7 million up for grabs Wednesday night, fireworks could come early for a Michigan Lottery player.

If a lucky player wins the $10.7 million Lotto 47 jackpot, it would be the largest Lotto 47 jackpot won this year, and the biggest won since 2013. Players have taken notice of the steadily growing jackpot. More than 15,700 winning tickets, including 17 $2,500 winners were sold for Saturday night’s drawing.

If a lucky player wins the $10.7 million Lotto 47 jackpot, it would be the largest Lotto 47 jackpot won this year. It also would mark the third time the game’s jackpot has been won in 2015. 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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Lotto 47 Jackpot Tops $10 Million

Lotto 47 with EZMatchWith a Lotto 47 jackpot of $10.3 million up for grabs Saturday night, the Michigan Lottery could create a multi-millionaire this weekend.

Saturday’s drawing marks the first time since 2013 that the Lotto 47 jackpot has topped $10 million. Players have taken notice of the steadily growing jackpot. More than 18,000 winning tickets, including 27 $2,500 winners were sold for Wednesday night’s drawing.

If a lucky player wins the $10.3 million Lotto 47 jackpot, it would be the largest Lotto 47 jackpot won this year. It also would mark the third time the game’s jackpot has been won in 2015. 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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