Huron County Woman Wins $299,560 Fantasy 5 Jackpot

Elizabeth Mastalinski was all smiles while collecting her big Fantasy 5 jackpot Friday.

Elizabeth Mastalinski was all smiles while collecting her big Fantasy 5 jackpot Friday.

A Huron County woman didn’t know whether to laugh or cry after winning a $299,560 Fantasy 5 jackpot Thursday night.

Elizabeth Mastalinski, of Pigeon, matched the winning numbers drawn Thursday – 04-16-22-30-34 – to win the Fantasy 5 jackpot. She bought her winning ticket at the Village Qwik Stop, located at 29 North Caseville Road in Pigeon.

“I watch the drawing every night and write down the numbers,” said Mastalinski. “I was on the phone with my daughter when I checked the ticket and realized I was the big winner. I couldn’t believe it and started screaming.”

Her daughter didn’t believe it either, and immediately went to her mother’s house to verify she was the winner.

“We were all so surprised. We always joke about winning the Lottery, and it finally happened,” said Mastalinski.

With her winnings, Mastalinski plans to pay some bills and take her family on a vacation to various spots around Michigan.

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 $100,000.

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Lotto 47 Jackpot Reaches $3.9 Million

Lotto 47 with EZMatchWith just $1, a Michigan Lottery player could fill their bank account with cash thanks to the Lotto 47 game.

If a player wins Saturday night’s $3.9 million Lotto 47 jackpot, it would mark the third time the game’s jackpot has been won in 2015. It also would be the largest jackpot won in the game this year. To win the jackpot, players must match all six of the numbers drawn.

In January, the Lotto 47 jackpot was won twice, with the big wins coming just a week apart.

On Jan. 17, one ticket matched the six Lotto 47 numbers drawn – 04-06-16-26-33-36 – to win the game’s $3.5 million jackpot. The winning ticket was bought at the Pellston General Store, located at 45 North U.S. 31 in Pellston. One week later, a lucky player matched the six winning Lotto 47 numbers drawn Jan. 24 – 02-04-14-17-27-30 – to win a $1 million jackpot. That ticket was bought at the E&A Pit Stop, located at 5586 East Apple Avenue in Muskegon.

The winner of the $3.5 million Lotto 47 jackpot from Jan. 17 has yet to come forward. The winning ticket holder 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 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 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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Grand Rapids Woman Wins $100,000 in Michigan Lottery’s Tripling Red 7’s Instant Game

Winning TicketThe reality of winning $100,000 in the Michigan Lottery’s Tripling Red 7’s game is still sinking in for a Grand Rapids woman.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought her top-prize winning ticket at the Speedway gas station, located at 5173 Broadmoor Avenue Southeast in Kentwood.

With her winnings, the player plans to attend college and put the remainder into savings.

The Lottery’s Tripling Red 7’s game debuted in February 2014 and for just $3, offered prizes ranging from $3 to $100,000. More than $4.2 million in prizes remain in the game, including 36 $1,000 prizes.

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

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$3.65 Million Lotto 47 Jackpot Up for Grabs is Largest in 2015

Lotto 47 with EZMatchThe largest Lotto 47 jackpot of 2015 is up for grabs in tonight’s drawing.

If a player wins tonight’s $3.65 million Lotto 47 jackpot, it would mark the third time the game’s jackpot has been won in 2015. It also would be the largest jackpot won in the game this year. To win the jackpot, players must match all six of the numbers drawn.

In January, the Lotto 47 jackpot was won twice, with the big wins coming just a week apart.

On Jan. 17, one ticket matched the six Lotto 47 numbers drawn – 04-06-16-26-33-36 – to win the game’s $3.5 million jackpot. The winning ticket was bought at the Pellston General Store, located at 45 North U.S. 31 in Pellston. One week later, a lucky player matched the six winning Lotto 47 numbers drawn Jan. 24 – 02-04-14-17-27-30 – to win a $1 million jackpot. That ticket was bought at the E&A Pit Stop, located at 5586 East Apple Avenue in Muskegon.

The winner of the $3.5 million Lotto 47 jackpot from Jan. 17 has yet to come forward. The winning ticket holder 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 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 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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Oakland County Woman Wins $500,000 in Michigan Lottery’s $500,000 Cashword Game

Winning Cashword TicketAn Oakland County woman is in shock after winning $500,000 in the Michigan Lottery’s $500,000 Cashword instant game.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, uncovered 10 words on her Cashword ticket to win one of the game’s $500,000 top prizes. She bought her winning ticket at the 7-Eleven, located at 1795 Scott Lake Road in Waterford.

With her winnings, the player plans to pay bills, including her mortgage, and put the remainder into savings.

The Cashword family of instant games is one of the most popular offered by the Lottery. The $500,000 Cashword game debuted in March 2014. More than $3.6 million in prizes remain in the game, including six $1,000 prizes.

Cashword tickets may be purchased for $2, $3, $5 or $10 at retailers across the state.

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