Wayne County Man Wins $1 Million Playing $1,000,000 Dazzler Instant Game from the Michigan Lottery

Winning $1,000,000 Dazzler TicketA Wayne County man filled up his bank account when he stopped for gas and bought a $1,000,000 Dazzler instant game ticket.

The player, who chose to remain anonymous, won $1 million playing the Michigan Lottery’s $1,000,000 Dazzler instant game. He bought his winning ticket – and gas – at the Mobil Gas and Mini Mart, located at 3700 Dixie Highway in Waterford.

The player chose to receive his winnings as a one-time lump sum cash payment of $634,517. With his winnings, he plans to invest in a business opportunity.

For $20, players have the chance to win prizes ranging from $20 to $1 million on each $1,000,000 Dazzler instant game ticket. One top $1 million prize, 82 $5,000 prizes and 344 $1,000 prizes remain in the popular game. The $1,000,000 Dazzler instant game debuted on Sept. 2, 2014.

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

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Cadillac Riches Second Chance Drawing Deadline Approaching

Cadillac RichesMichigan Lottery players are racing to get their entries in for a chance to win a 2014 Cadillac CTS in the Cadillac Riches instant game drawing.

The drawing for the Lansing-built Cadillac CTS will take place on Wednesday. Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Monday. To enter, players may enter codes from non-winning Cadillac Riches instant game tickets at http://www.michiganlottery.com/cadillac.

The popular $5 Cadillac Riches instant game and gives players the chance to win up to 15 times on each ticket, and offers top prizes of up to $200,000 or a 2014 Cadillac CTS. Each ticket also gives players the opportunity to enter a second chance drawing to win a 2014 Cadillac CTS. The game debuted on Aug. 5, 2104.

In addition to two remaining $200,000 top prizes, two 2014 Cadillac CTS prizes remain along with six $1,000 prizes.

Cadillac Riches and other instant game tickets are available at Lottery retailers around the state.

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Powerball Jackpot Climbs to $289 Million for Saturday’s Drawing

Michigan Lottery PowerballIs it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s the Powerball jackpot that has reached a sky-high $289 million for Saturday’s drawing.

Saturday’s $289 million jackpot is the second-largest Powerball jackpot in the past 12 months. In February 2014, a California man won a $425.3 million jackpot. The cash option for Wednesday’s jackpot is about $198 million.

Powerball was a lucrative game for Michigan Lottery players in 2014. Four players won the game’s $1 million prize, including three winners in a four-day span in February.

If a Michigan player win’s Saturday’s $289 million jackpot, it would be the second-largest Powerball prize won in the state. On Aug. 15, 2012, Donald Lawson, of Lapeer, won a $337 million Powerball jackpot. Lawson’s jackpot holds the record for the largest Lottery prize ever won in Michigan.

Players still have plenty of time to purchase tickets for Saturday’s drawing. Lottery retailers throughout the state are selling Powerball tickets until 9:45 p.m Saturday.

Powerball plays may be purchased for $2 each at Lottery retailers across the state. A “Power Play” option that multiplies non-jackpot prizes by up to five times may be added to any Powerball play for only $1.

The Powerball drawing may be watched live on the Lottery’s network of stations: 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) and WGTU-TV 29/WGTQ-TV 8 (ABC). Additionally, the drawing may be watched online at: http://www.powerballlive.com/powerball.

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Lake Orion Woman Wins $75,000 Playing Cashword Online from Michigan Lottery

Lynn Engelhart was all smiles when she visited Lottery headquarters to collect her $75,000 Cashword prize.

Lynn Engelhart was all smiles when she visited Lottery headquarters to collect her $75,000 Cashword prize.

Winning $75,000 playing the Michigan Lottery’s online Cashword game led to a sleepless night and a big secret for a Lake Orion woman.

Lynn Engelhart didn’t believe her eyes when she saw 10 words revealed on her $5 Cashword ticket while playing the instant game online. In fact, it was so unbelievable, she shut down her computer and didn’t tell anyone about her big win, including her husband.

“It was the second time I had played the Lottery’s online games and I just couldn’t believe I had a big winner,” said Engelhart. “I didn’t tell anyone I had won and went to bed with my mind racing. Needless to say, I didn’t get any sleep.”

It wasn’t until the next day when she got a call from Lottery officials to congratulate her on winning the $75,000 prize that she began to believe the good news.

“I was at work when my phone rang. I stepped out of my office to answer the call, and the person on the other end of the line confirmed that I won $75,000 playing Cashword,” Engelhart said

Lynn Engelhart won $75,000 with this ticket playing the Michigan Lottery's online Cashword game.

Lynn Engelhart won $75,000 with this ticket playing the Michigan Lottery’s online Cashword game.

Engelhart shared the big news with her husband, Dennis, and then a group of close friends later that evening.

“It’s been a week full of excitement since she won,” Dennis said. “Lynn has always dreamed about winning the Lottery and going to Lansing in a limo to collect her prize. I’m so happy that she finally got to take that limo ride.”

Engelhart said Cashword is her favorite Lottery game, even more so now.

“I really enjoy playing Cashword and plan to continue playing online and using the Online Game Card,” Engelhart said. “I’ll still purchase traditional Cashword instant tickets in stores as well because I love playing the game so much.

“I was drawn to the online games offered by the Lottery because of the Online Game Card,” said Engelhart. “Getting $5 in bonus play with each $20 card is a great value and means with each card I buy that I’m getting a free Cashword ticket online.”

With her winnings, Engelhart plans to complete some home improvement projects, pay off some debt and take a trip to Florida with her husband.

Michigan Lottery players have a chance to win up to $1 million instantly playing online. The Lottery offers players 14 different games ranging in price from 25 cents to $20. Players may purchase an Online Game Card at Lottery retailers across the state for $20. Each Online Game Card includes $5 in free bonus play when redeemed online. For more information or to play online, visit http://bit.ly/MSLOnlineGames.

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Lucky For Life: First Drawing Takes Place Tonight

Lucky For LifeMichigan Lottery players have a chance to be part of history tonight by purchasing a ticket for the first Lucky For Life drawing. Tickets for the Lottery’s newest draw game went on sale Tuesday.

Lucky For Life players may select their own numbers or choose an easy pick play. Tickets for Lucky For Life may be purchased until 9:04 p.m. the day of each drawing.

Beginning tonight, Lucky For Life drawings will take place on Monday and Thursday at 10:35 p.m.

For just $2 per play, Lucky For Life gives Lottery players a chance to win prizes ranging from $4 up to a lifetime of cash. To win the game’s top prize of $1,000 a day for life, players must match all five winning numbers ranging from 1 to 48, plus one Lucky Ball ranging from 1 to 18. Players who match all five winning numbers, but not the Lucky Ball, will win $25,000 a year for life.

Players who win a lifetime prize will receive annual payments for a minimum of 20 years or life, whichever is greater. Players also will have the option to receive the lifetime prize as a one-time lump sum cash payment. The cash option for a single top-prize winner would be nearly $5.8 million. The cash option for a single winner of the $25,000 per year for life prize would be $390,000. The cash option prizes for multiple winners will be determined based on the game’s official rules.

Michigan will be one of 14 states participating in the new Lucky For Life game at its launch. The other participating states are: Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Vermont. More states are expected to offer the game in the future.

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