Club Keno Doubler Days Give Players a Chance to Double Their Prizes

Club Keno Doubler DaysClub Keno players will have a chance to double their prizes in September during the Michigan Lottery’s Doubler Days.

A “Doubler” message will be printed on random Club Keno tickets from Tuesday through Sept. 30. That “Doubler” message means all Club Keno and Kicker prizes won on that ticket will be doubled. If a player purchases a ticket for multiple draws and it has a “Doubler” message, all the prizes won in all drawings on that ticket are doubled.

The Doubler Days promotion is free for players. Tickets must be valid Club Keno winners to be eligible for double winnings. A “Doubler” message alone does not denote a win. The Jack prizes are not eligible for the Doubler Days promotion. Prizes will be doubled up to a limit of $4 million per drawing.

One of the Lottery’s most popular games, Club Keno gives players 37 different ways to play and win. Players select up to 10 numbers to match from one to 80, with prize amounts determined based on the amount the player wagered. Club Keno may be played at Lottery retailers across the state. Drawings are every three and a half minutes. Results and live drawings may be found online at

Posted in Club Games, Club Keno, Michigan Lottery, Promotions | Tagged , , , ,

$1 Million Mega Millions Prize Unclaimed After Three Months; Winning Ticket Sold in Kentwood

MSL MegaMillions LogoThree months have passed, and a $1 million Mega Millions prize remains unclaimed.

A lucky player matched the five white balls drawn – 01-39-52-69-72 – in the May 26 Mega Millions drawing to win a $1 million prize. The player purchased the winning ticket at the T&J Party Store, located at 2882 Shaffer Southeast in Kentwood.

The $1 million winner 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 Mega Millions are valid for one year from the drawing date.

Earlier this month, a $1 million Mega Millions prize went to the School Aid Fund after going unclaimed. The winning ticket from the Aug. 5, 2014 drawing was sold at the CVS Pharmacy, located at 727 28th Street Southeast in Grand Rapids.

Mega Millions drawings take place each Tuesday and Friday evening. Each Mega Millions play is only $1. For an additional $1 per play, players have the opportunity to add a “Megaplier” that can multiply non-jackpot prizes by up to five times.

Tickets for Mega Millions drawings may be purchased at the Lottery’s 11,000 retailers around the state until 10:45 p.m. the day of the drawing.

Posted in Mega Millions, Michigan Lottery, Unclaimed Prizes | Tagged , , , , ,

Seven Michigan Lottery Players Headed to Las Vegas for Monopoly Millionaires’ Club™ Game Show

Monopoly Millionaires' ClubSeven lucky Michigan Lottery players are heading to Las Vegas to appear on the Monopoly Millionaires’ Club Lottery game TV show.

Each of the lucky players will receive a five-day, four-night trip for two to Las Vegas and the opportunity to compete for $1 million on a nationally syndicated game show. More than $2.5 million in prize money is up for grabs in each hour-long show.

The lucky players from Michigan are:

  • Bernadine Baumann, of Flushing
  • Tony Cygnik, of Brownstown Township
  • Jerome Gates, of Allegan
  • Jeff Huver, of Dorr
  • John Osborn, of Beaverton
  • Richard Poneleit, of Taylor
  • Eric Sayranian, of Warren

The TV game show is hosted by “Mike and Molly” star Billy Gardell and may be viewed in Michigan on: WKBD (Detroit), WXMI (Grand Rapids), WHTV (Lansing), WSYM (Lansing), WBSF (Flint), WGTU (Traverse City), WJMN (Marquette), and WMKG (Muskegon). Air times vary. Players should check local listings for details.

The next Monopoly Millionaires’ Club second chance drawing will take place on Sept. 15. To be eligible for that drawing, entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 13. To earn entries into the second chance drawing, players collect Monopoly Property Sets and enter them online at

For just $5 per ticket, the Monopoly Millionaires’ Club instant game gives players a chance to win prizes ranging from $5 up to $300,000. All told, the game features more than $12 million in prizes.

Posted in Michigan Lottery, Monopoly Millionaires' Club, Winners List | Tagged , , , ,

Washtenaw County Man Wins $500,000 Playing Michigan Lottery’s Win Big Instant Game

Bob Amidon (left) and his brother, Ron, pose for a photo after Bob collected his $500,000 prize.

Bob Amidon (left) and his brother, Ron, pose for a photo after Bob collected his $500,000 prize.

A Washtenaw County man played the Michigan Lottery’s Win Big game and that’s exactly what he did, winning $500,000.

Bob Amidon, of Ann Arbor, bought his winning ticket at the A & L Wine Castle, located at 2424 West Stadium Boulevard in Ann Arbor.

“I went out Saturday to get some tickets and saw the Win Big game,” said Amidon. “I had never played it before, so I bought some tickets and returned home.”

That evening, Amidon scratched some of the tickets he bought, but saved some for Sunday, too.

“I won the $500,000 prize on the very last ticket I scratched on Sunday,” Amidon said. “As I scratched the ticket off and saw the prize I thought I was hallucinating! I guess I was just saving the best for last.”

He signed the winning ticket right away and called his brother to tell him the good news.

Bob Amidon's winning Big Win ticket.

Bob Amidon’s winning Big Win ticket.

“I think I woke my brother up when I called,” said Amidon. “At first, he thought I was joking with him, but after a little convincing he knew I was serious. I also called my mother and sister, and a close friend of mine. Until now, they were the only people I had told.”

The 65 year-old Amidon is planning to take a couple of trips to enjoy his big win. He is hoping to visit Las Vegas and New York City in the coming months.

“I always thought I’d win the Lottery,” Amidon said Monday as he collected his big prize. “I never thought it would be a huge win like this, but I’ll take!”

Players have won more than $5.3 million playing Win Big, which launched in July. Each $5 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $5 up to $500,000. More than $16.4 million in prizes remain, including two one $500,000 prize, and 173 $1,000 prizes.

Lottery instant games may be purchased at 11,000 retailers across the state.

Posted in Instant Games, Michigan Lottery, Winners Gallery, Winners List | Tagged , , , , , ,

Bay County Woman Wins $5,000 a Week for Life from the Michigan Lottery

08.21.15 $5,000 a Week For Life IG # 728 $5,000 a Week For Life Anonymous Bay CountyA Bay County woman can look forward to a future filled with cash after winning $5,000 a week for life from the Michigan Lottery.

The 51 year-old player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought her winning ticket at the Kroger store, located at 435 North Main Street in Frankenmuth.

According to the player, each time she visits the local Kroger store, she stops at the Lottery vending machine to buy Cash For Life tickets.

“After I got home from my shopping trip, I started to make dinner and while I was waiting for it to cook I started scratching my tickets,” said the player. “As soon as I scratched the ticket off, I knew I had a big winner and I got on my knees in my kitchen and thanked God.

“Next, I called my son and told him I had a big winner. He kept asking if I was sure and I told him ‘I’m positive this is a big winner.’”

Soon after he got the phone call, the player’s son was at her house to look at the ticket.

“We were both so happy we couldn’t stop celebrating,” said the player. “I put the dinner I was cooking in the fridge, and we went to my son’s house to share the good news with his wife.

“When we got to his house, we all had a toast with champagne and started talking about how our family’s life will change.”

The player will receive annual payments of $260,000 for 20 years or life, whichever is greater. She could have chosen to take a one-time lump sum payment of $5.5 million instead of the annuity prize. With her winnings, she plans to retire, do some home improvements, and enjoy spending time with her family.

“Winning a Lottery prize this big can really put your mind at ease knowing how much you can do for family. It will let me provide a brighter future for my children and grandchildren, and that’s all I’ve ever wanted to do,” the player said.

Players have won more than $12.6 million playing $5,000 A Week For Life, which launched in April. Each $10 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $10 up to a lifetime of cash. More than $53.7 million in prizes remain, including two lifetime prizes, 45 $10,000 prizes, 340 $4,000 prizes, and 2,170 $1,000 prizes.

Lottery instant games may be purchased at 11,000 retailers across the state.

Posted in Instant Games, Michigan Lottery, Winners List | Tagged , , , ,