Michigan Lottery’s $1,000,000 Play it Again Game Show to Air Wednesday

Play it AgainThree Michigan Lottery Players Club members will compete for a chance to win a life-changing $1 million on the $1,000,000 Play it Again game show Wednesday night.

The show, hosted by former Brady Bunch star Christopher Knight, begins at 7:55 p.m. and will air on stations around the state: 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), WGTU-TV 29/WGTQ-TV 8 (ABC), and WGN-TV (Cable).

The three finalists competing for the big prize are: Kelly Day, of Armada; John Freeman, of Grand Rapids; and Gary Mayberger, of Eastpointe.

The finalists will play against each other in an electronic dice game with a top prize of $1 million. Each runner-up will receive a $5,000 prize.

Players redeemed Players Club points for entries into the drawing. Each entry for the $1,000,000 Play it Again drawing required 10 Players Club points and more than 9.8 million entries were submitted. There was no limit on the number of entries that each player could submit.

The 2015 Play it Again drawing is now open to Players Club members. There is no limit on the number of entries that each Players Club member may have in the drawing. The entry deadline for the 2015 drawing is Aug. 2, 2015.

The Players Club is a free rewards program that allows Lottery players to accumulate points by entering codes on non-winning instant and draw game tickets. Points may be redeemed for entries into drawings for prizes and once-in-a-lifetime experiences or for merchandise, including Lottery free-play coupons.

Players may join the Players Club by visiting: www.michiganlottery.com/join_now.

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Farwell Woman Cashes in on Fantasy 5 Jackpot

Winning Fantasy 5 TicketA Farwell woman’s pockets are full of cash after she won a $336,422 Fantasy 5 jackpot.

The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, won the jackpot by matching all five of Monday night’s winning Fantasy 5 numbers: 09-16-21-29-31. She bought her ticket at Red’s Oakridge Party Store, located at 2405 West Ludington Drive in Farwell, which is about five miles west of Clare.

Fantasy 5 players have won at least one jackpot each week since April 7 and have won more than two jackpots per week on average. All told, players have won 50 jackpots totaling more than $7.7 million.

On Aug. 29, three lucky players split a $731,607 Fantasy 5 jackpot, the largest amount won during the streak and for in 2014 for the game.

The winning ticket holders from the April 26, July 21, July 28 and Aug. 3 Fantasy 5 drawings have yet to claim those prizes. Those winning tickets total more than $500,000 in jackpot prizes.

  • April 26: $159,835, bought at the Dearborn Amoco Service Station, located at 22096 Michigan Avenue in Dearborn
  • July 21: $110,000, bought at the Meijer, located at 3610 Marketplace Circle in Rochester Hills
  • July 28: Two winning tickets will split $105,000, one bought at the BP, located at 34901 Ann Arbor Trail in Livonia; one bought at Ric’s Food Center, located at 705 South Mission Road in Mount Pleasant
  • Aug. 3: $138,056, bought at the Meijer gas station, located at 7149 East Saginaw Street in East Lansing

The lucky ticket holders should contact the Lottery’s Public Relations Division at (517) 373-1237 to set up appointments 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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Michigan Lottery’s Fantasy 5 Celebrates 10 Years of Making Dreams Come True

Celebration CupcakeOne of the Michigan Lottery’s most popular games, Fantasy 5, marks its 10th anniversary of making dreams come true for players.

Since it began, Fantasy 5 has offered players a chance to win a jackpot of at least $100,000 every night of the week for just $1. All told, the daily Fantasy 5 drawings have produced some impressive results for players:

  • More than $266.7 million in prizes paid to players
  • 1,334 jackpots won totaling more than $146.5 million
  • Largest jackpot: $844,374 won by three lucky players on Nov. 20, 2012

The game’s known for making players jackpot winners on a frequent basis and has been on a role for most of this year. Fantasy 5 players are on a hot streak, winning 50 jackpots – more than two per week on average – since April 7. The jackpot prizes have totaled more than $7.7 million.

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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Lotto 47 Jackpot Hits $4.7 Million for Tonight’s Drawing

Lotto 47 with EZMatchA lucky player could become a multi-millionaire tonight courtesy of the Michigan Lottery’s Lotto 47 game!

The Lotto 47 jackpot has climbed to $4.7 million for tonight’s drawing, making it the game’s third largest in 2014. To win the jackpot, players must match all six of the numbers drawn.

The Lotto 47 jackpot has been won three times this year. 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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The Streak: 50 Fantasy 5 Jackpots Won Since April 7

Fantasy 5 with EZMatchThe Fantasy 5 jackpot streak was extended in a big way Monday night.

One lucky Fantasy 5 ticket matched all five winning numbers drawn to win the $336,422 jackpot. The winning numbers were: 09-16-21-29-31. The winning ticket was bought at Red’s Oakridge Party Store, located at 2405 West Ludington Drive in Farwell.

During the incredible streak, Fantasy 5 players have won at least one jackpot each week since April 7 and have won more than two jackpots per week on average. All told, players have won 50 jackpots totaling more than $7.7 million.

On Aug. 29, three lucky players split a $731,607 Fantasy 5 jackpot, the largest amount won during the streak and in 2014.

In addition to Monday night’s big winner, the winning ticket holders from the April 26, July 21, July 28 and Aug. 3 Fantasy 5 drawings have yet to claim those prizes. Those winning tickets total more than $500,000 in jackpot prizes.

  • April 26: $159,835, bought at the Dearborn Amoco Service Station, located at 22096 Michigan Avenue in Dearborn
  • July 21: $110,000, bought at the Meijer, located at 3610 Marketplace Circle in Rochester Hills
  • July 28: Two winning tickets will split $105,000, one bought at the BP, located at 34901 Ann Arbor Trail in Livonia; one bought at Ric’s Food Center, located at 705 South Mission Road in Mount Pleasant
  • Aug. 3: $138,056, bought at the Meijer gas station, located at 7149 East Saginaw Street in East Lansing

The lucky ticket holders should contact the Lottery’s Public Relations Division at (517) 373-1237 to set up appointments 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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