Players Club Members Have Less Than a Week to Enter Michigan Lottery’s $1,000,000 Play it Again Drawing

Play it AgainMembers of the Michigan Lottery’s Players Club have less than a week to enter the Lottery’s $1,000,000 Play it Again drawing. The deadline for entries is 11:59 p.m. on Sunday.

Three players will be selected in an Aug. 5 drawing to compete for a chance to win $1 million. The two finalists who don’t win the top prize will be awarded $5,000. The game show will take place in Detroit and be broadcast on Sept. 23.

Players Club members may use points they have accumulated to enter the $1,000,000 Play It Again drawing. Players earn points by entering non-winning ticket codes, playing the Lottery’s online games, and participating in surveys about the Lottery.

Each entry for the $1,000,000 Play it Again drawing takes only 10 Players Club points. There is no limit on the number of entries that a Players Club member may have in the drawing.

The Players Club is a free program that gives Lottery players the chance to accumulate points by entering codes from non-winning instant, pull tab, draw game tickets, and through online game play. 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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Less Than a Week Remains for Michigan Lottery Players to Enter the Take Me to Vegas Giveaway

Las Vegas SignLess than a week remains to enter the Michigan Lottery’s Take Me to Vegas Giveaway!

The Lottery is giving one lucky winner and a guest the trip of a lifetime to Las Vegas. To enter, players should visit www.takemetovegas.com. Players may enter once daily. All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 2.

One lucky winner will receive:

  • Four-night trip for two to Las Vegas
  • Roundtrip airfare
  • Hotel accommodations
  • $5,000 in spending money

The winner will be selected during a drawing on Aug. 5. The name of the winner will be posted on the Lottery’s website, www.michiganlottery.com.

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Michigan Lottery Players Club Winners Announced

2014 Players Club LogoThree lucky players have won big prizes playing giveaway contests from the Michigan Lottery’s Players Club.

The lucky winners were recently selected from nearly 206,000 entries to win a big screen TV, new home appliances, and a technology package.

The lucky winners are:

  • Gregory Denton, of Holland – Technology giveaway ($999 value)
  • Cheryl Ketelhut, of Watervliet – Home appliance giveaway ($999 value)
  • Deanna Zeedyk, Fruitport – Big screen TV ($999 value)

The Players Club is a free program that gives Lottery players the chance to accumulate points by entering codes from non-winning instant, pull tab, draw game tickets, and through online game play. 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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Otsego County Man Wins $13.1 Million Lotto 47 Jackpot

07.24.15 Lotto 47 07.22.15 Draw $13,093,579 Anonymous Ostego CountyPaying it forward is the plan for a loyal Michigan Lottery player from Otsego County who won a $13.1 million Lotto 47 jackpot.

The man, who chose to remain anonymous, matched the numbers drawn in Wednesday night’s Lotto 47 drawing – 01-06-25-32-34-41 – to win the $13.1 million jackpot. The prize is the fourth largest Lotto 47 jackpot ever won. He bought his winning ticket at DerMiner’s Parkside Market, located at 7131 Old Highway 27 South in Gaylord.

“I’ve been playing the lottery for years. I play different draw games depending on which game feels lucky,” said the player. “I’ve been watching the Lotto 47 jackpot grow, and have been playing the game for weeks.”

The player was surprised, and even a little bummed out, when he went to work on Thursday morning and saw someone had won the Lotto 47 jackpot.

“When I saw that the jackpot was back to $1 million I was a little disappointed, the thought that I could be the winner never crossed my mind,” said the player. “When I got to the last line of my ticket and saw that I had all six numbers I could barely breathe. I kept rubbing my eyes to make sure I was seeing the numbers right.”

Meanwhile, at DerMiner’s Parkside Market, news that the winning Lotto 47 ticket was sold at the store was traveling fast.

“People were coming in and congratulating my wife and I before we even knew we’d sold the winning ticket,” said Brian DerMiner, who owns the store with his wife Robin. “When we learned who the jackpot winner was we were ecstatic. He’s been a great customer for the store, and is someone we consider a friend.”

DerMiner accompanied his friend to Lansing Friday when he claimed his jackpot. The player chose to receive his prize as a one-time lump sum payment of about $8.3 million.

“Honestly, this could not have happened to a nicer person,” said DerMiner. “On the way here, all he talked about was his plans to help other people with his good fortune. I don’t think he mentioned anything he wanted to do for himself even once.”

The player does plan to purchase a new car, but only because he always promised to help one of the clerks at DerMiner’s if he ever won big.

“One of the clerks at the store needs a car really bad,” said the player. “Every time I bought a ticket from her, I told her that if I hit a jackpot she could have my Lincoln. Well, I hit a jackpot, and now I owe her a car. I can’t wait to see her reaction when I give her the keys.”

In addition to purchasing a new car, the player plans to help his sister retire, take care of some family members in need, and possibly start a charity in the Gaylord area. He’s also planning to setup an investment account to help his money grow until he decides to retire.

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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Delta County Pair Split Record $448,055 The Jack Prize

07.24.15 Club Keno The Jack 07.22.15 Draw 1233879 $448,055 Swallow Inn Bar Lottery Club Delta County

Tonya Hanson and Dale Lehtikangas smile after collecting the largest The Jack prize won in Michigan Lottery history.

Two friends from Delta County will go down in Michigan Lottery history after winning $448,055 playing The Jack. It is the largest The Jack prize ever won by a Lottery player since the game’s debut on June 1, 2009.

Tonya Hanson, of Rapid River, and Dale Lehtikangas, of Gladstone, won $448,055 when their easy pick The Jack numbers – 31, 35, 36, 53, 55, 58, 60, 62 – matched eight of the 20 Club Keno numbers drawn in draw 1233879 on Wednesday evening. They bought their winning ticket at the Swallow Inn Bar, located at 10468 South Main Street in Rapid River.

“I watched people play The Jack and it just kept climbing all day while I was working,” said Hanson, who works at the Swallow Inn Bar. “After my shift, I sat at the end of the bar to have a drink and see if I’d have better luck playing The Jack, and that’s when Dale walked in.”

“I came into the bar, and Tonya invited me to come sit by her,” said Lehtikangas. “She told me how high The Jack was and asked if I wanted to go in on a ticket with her. We each put in $5 and started watching the draws.”

As Dale turned his attention to something else, Tonya was glued to the Club Keno monitor. She saw their first seven The Jack numbers drawn and buried her head in her hands.

“I just couldn’t watch anymore,” said Hanson. “I handed the ticket to Dale and said: ‘If the number 35 comes up we’ll win The Jack!’”

The number 35 was drawn, making the pair big winners. A celebration ensued inside the Swallow Inn Bar.

“I was in disbelief, and still can’t really believe it,” said Lehtikangas. “I handed the ticket back to Tonya and she had the bar keeper scan it. That’s when it started to sink in that we had won. We quickly signed the back of the ticket and took it to a local bank for safe keeping.”

07.24.15 Club Keno The Jack 07.22.15 Draw 1233879 $448,055 Swallow Inn Bar Lottery Club Delta County

With this ticket, Tonya Hanson and Dale Lehtikangas won the largest The Jack prize won in Michigan Lottery history.

The pair decided to form a Lottery club – The Swallow Inn Bar Club – to claim their big prize. They split the prize equally, each receiving more than $224,000.

“We’ve know each other for a long time, but this was the first time we ever played the Lottery together,” said Lehtikangas. “We may have to try our luck more often.”

With their winnings, both Tonya and Dale plan to pay off bills and make some home improvements.

“We didn’t win millions, but this certainly is life changing,” Hanson said.

The Jack is a Club Keno add-on 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 http://www.michiganlottery.com.

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