Wayne County Woman Claims $204,954 Fantasy 5 Jackpot; Only Two Drawings Remain to Keep Fantasy 5 Hot Streak Alive

A Wayne County woman claimed a $204,954 Fantasy 5 jackpot from Sept. 25 with this $5 ticket.

A Wayne County woman claimed a $204,954 Fantasy 5 jackpot from Sept. 25 with this $5 ticket.

Winning was twice as nice for a Wayne County woman who won a $204,954 jackpot playing the Michigan Lottery’s Fantasy 5 game, plus a $100 prize on the same ticket.

The Dearborn Heights player, who chose to remain anonymous, won her jackpot in the Sept. 25 Fantasy 5 drawing by matching the five winning numbers drawn: 05-06-14-17-18. She won an additional $100 on the same $5 ticket by matching four of the winning numbers drawn. She bought her winning ticket at Mike’s Party Store, located at 6235 North Telegraph Road in Dearborn Heights.

Fantasy 5 players have been on an incredible hot streak since early April. However, that streak will end this week if the jackpot isn’t won tonight or Saturday. The last Fantasy 5 jackpot win came on Oct. 4.

The Fantasy 5 jackpot has been won at least once per week during the streak, with more than two jackpot wins each week, on average. In total, players have won more than $8.8 million in Fantasy 5 jackpot prizes during the streak.

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

The winning ticket holders from the April 26, July 28, Aug. 3 and Oct. 4 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 28: $52,500 ($105,000 split between two players), bought at the BP gas station, located at 34901 Ann Arbor Trail in Livonia
  • Aug. 3: $138,056, bought at the Meijer gas station, located at 7149 East Saginaw Street in East Lansing
  • Oct. 4: $225,192, bought at the Meijer gas station. Located at 1703 Haggerty Highway in Commerce Township

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. Tonight’s Fantasy 5 jackpot is $199,000.

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The $6 Million Woman: Oakland County Player Claims Lotto 47 Jackpot

An Oakland County woman claimed a $6 million Lotto 47 jackpot from Sept. 27 with this $1 easy pick ticket.

An Oakland County woman claimed a $6 million Lotto 47 jackpot from Sept. 27 with this $1 easy pick ticket.

An Oakland County woman is the latest Lotto 47 multi-millionaire after claiming a $6 million jackpot at Michigan Lottery headquarters today.

The player, who chose to remain anonymous, won the big jackpot by matching the six winning Lotto 47 numbers drawn on Sept. 27: 04-17-32-34-41-47. She bought her $1 easy pick winning ticket at the 7-Eleven, located at 27375 West 11 Mile Road in Southfield.

The player learned she was the jackpot winner only a few days ago. She made another stop at 7-Eleven to purchase tickets for the upcoming Mega Millions drawing and got a big surprise when she had the clerk check her Lotto 47 ticket. She chose to receive her winnings in a one-time lump sum payment of more than $3.8 million.

The Sept. 27 drawing marked the fourth time that the Lotto 47 jackpot has been won this year. At $6 million, it also was the largest jackpot won in 2014. Other Lotto 47 jackpot winners this year 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. The jackpot for Saturday’s drawing is $1.15 million.

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Lucky Lotto 47 Winner Urged to Come Forward and Claim $6 Million Prize

Lotto 47 with EZMatchMichigan Lottery players who bought a Lotto 47 ticket for the Sept. 27 drawing should check their tickets to see if they are a multi-millionaire!

Lottery officials are waiting for a lucky ticket holder to come forward and claim the $6 million Lotto 47 jackpot won in the Sept. 27 drawing. One ticket matched the six winning numbers drawn: 04-17-32-34-41-47. The winning ticket was bought at the 7-Eleven, located at 27375 West 11 Mile Road in Southfield.

The Sept. 27 drawing marked the fourth time the Lotto 47 jackpot was won this year. At $6 million, it also was the largest jackpot won in 2014. Other Lotto 47 jackpot winners this year were:

The winning ticket holder should contact the Michigan Lottery Public Relations Division at (517) 373-1237 to schedule an appointment to collect their 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 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. The jackpot for tonight’s drawing is $1.1 million.

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

Dani Gimm Accept Excellence in Education Award

Dani Gimm (right) poses for a photo with her colleague, Beth Bergh (second from left) and Michigan State University basketball coach Tom Izzo after accepting her Excellence in Education Award from the Michigan Lottery. Gimm was nominated by a parent of one of her students, Liberty Irwin (left).

An Eaton County educator known for her dedication to helping students succeed both inside and outside the classroom, innovative teaching methods, and use of technology has been honored with an Excellence of Education award from the Michigan Lottery.

The award winner, Dani Gimm, is a kindergarten teacher at the Colt Early Childhood Education Center in the Waverly Community Schools 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 Gimm will air this evening in Grand Rapids and Lansing and then on Thursday in Detroit.

Dani Gimm Talks with Tom Izzo

Dani Gimm (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 Gimm at the Breslin Center and presented her with the award.

Gimm said her favorite part of being an educator is “the light in their eyes” when she helps children “figure out that they can do things they didn’t know they could do. It’s very rewarding.”

She added that her students motivate her to do her best every day. “They want to learn. They want to please. And they get so excited.”

To help keep family and friends involved with the education of her students, Gimm created a Facebook page for her class and uses a special app to text information to parents and guardians.

Gimm has been an educator for 16 years and with the Waverly Community Schools for the past 11 years.

She credits the inspiring teachers that she had in her youth for attracting her to a career in education.

Gimm was nominated by a student’s parent. The nomination noted: “She makes each child feel special individually and learn to recognize their own talents and abilities, but also teaches them the core skills of learning to work as a team and exploit their differences.

“She inspires everyone around her with her enthusiasm for learning and teaching. When she encounters students struggling with concepts, she figures out a way to make it easier for them to understand. No student is ever left behind in her class,” the nomination said.

“Ms. Gimm is innovative and creative with the use of her time to make literally every second count in the classroom when it comes to teaching her kids. She makes even the most daunting and repetitive tasks seem enjoyable to her students by engaging them in learning. She makes learning fun for her students so they want to continue to learn more and more every day.”

Gimm earned a bachelor of arts degree in English from Michigan State University and a master of arts degree in educational technology from Central Michigan University.

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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Two Michigan Lottery Players Win Club Keno The Jack Prizes of More Than $56,000

The JackTwo big winners of the Michigan Lottery’s popular Club Keno The Jack game each collected more than $56,000 on Monday.

An Oakland County man won $57,565 on Club Keno draw 1129062 by matching all eight of his The Jack numbers to the numbers drawn: 15-20-34-54-60-63-64-70. He bought his winning ticket at Starter’s Bar and Grill, located at 18426 Plymouth Road in Detroit.

A second player, from Monroe County, matched all eight of his The Jack numbers to the number drawn – 25-30-31-38-62-64-66-69 – in drawing 1134281 to win $56,597. The winning ticket was bought at Nick and Jimmy’s, located at 7309 Lewis Avenue in Temperance.

Both players chose to remain anonymous.

The Jack is a Club Keno bonus game that players may add to their Club Keno wager for just $1 per draw. With The Jack, players get eight easy pick numbers to match to the Club Keno numbers drawn. Players may win prizes ranging from $1 to the jackpot. The jackpot starts at $10,000 and grows until it is won. To win the jackpot, players must match all eight numbers.

Club Keno may be played at the 11,000 Lottery retailers across the state. Drawings are every three and a half minutes. Results and live drawings may be found online at www.michiganlottery.com.

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