Winning Lucky For Life Ticket Sold in White Cloud; Ticket Worth $25,000 a Year for Life

A Michigan Lottery player is waking up to a lifetime of cash after winning $25,000 a year for life playing Lucky For Life.

A ticket bought at the Midway Party Store, located at 3821 South Evergreen Drive in White Cloud, matched the five white balls drawn Thursday night – 07-13-19-24-30 – to win the big prize. This is the 12th time that a Michigan winner has won a lifetime prize in the Lucky For Life game.

The lucky winner has two choices to collect the big prize:

  • Annual payments for a minimum of 20 years or life, whichever is greater, or
  • A one-time lump sum cash payment of $390,000

The 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. Lucky For Life tickets are valid for one year from the drawing date.

For just $2 per play, Lucky For Life gives Lottery players a chance to win prizes ranging from $3 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. Lucky For Life drawings take place every Monday and Thursday at 10:35 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at Lottery retailers across the state.

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Pregnant Kalamazoo County Woman Wins $100,000 Playing Michigan Lottery’s Super Cash Buster Game Online

A Kalamazoo County woman felt a “crazy adrenaline rush” when she won $100,000 playing the Michigan Lottery’s Super Cash Buster game online.

“I wasn’t feeling well, so I was spending the afternoon at home and decided to play the Lottery on my phone,” said the player, who chose to remain anonymous. “When I saw I had won $100,000, I stared at my phone’s screen really hard and felt my heart pounding out of my chest.

“After winning, I started feeling much better!”

The lucky 33-year-old player visited Lottery headquarters Thursday to claim her big prize. With her winnings, she plans to pay some bills, spend some on a trip to Las Vegas she and her husband already had planned, and then set some money aside for her upcoming maternity leave.

“It’s incredibly exciting and so unbelievable to win the Lottery. This $100,000 is going to make life easier for a while,” the player said.

Michigan Lottery players have a chance to win up to $500,000 instantly playing online. Players also may win prizes ranging from $1 up to multimillion dollar jackpots playing Powerball, Mega Millions, Lotto 47, and Fantasy 5 online. Through its online platform, the Lottery offers players more than 40 different games with plays ranging in price from 5 cents to $20.

More than 644,000 players have registered to play the Lottery’s online games, which were launched in 2014. For more information or to play online, visit

In 2016, Lottery players won nearly $337 million playing games online.

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Bay and Jackson County Players Split $514,536 Fantasy 5 Jackpot from the Michigan Lottery

Two lucky Michigan Lottery players – one from Bay County and one from Jackson County – wasted no time claiming their share of a $514,536 Fantasy 5 jackpot.

The lucky players, who chose to remain anonymous, matched the numbers drawn Saturday night to win their big prizes: 01-06-13-25-32. The Bay County player bought his winning ticket at Ken’s Village Market, located at 6433 Barbara Avenue in Indian River. The Jackson county player bought his winning ticket at Amanati’s Take Out, located at 262 North Cooper in Jackson.

Both players visited Lottery headquarters Monday morning to claim their prizes. Each player received half of the jackpot: $257,268.

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 that starts at $100,000. Fantasy 5 drawings are held seven days a week at 7:29 p.m. Tonight’s Fantasy 5 jackpot is $105,000.

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Daily 4 Winning Numbers of 0-0-0-0 Mean More Than $5 Million in Prizes to Lucky Michigan Lottery Players

Michigan Lottery Daily 4More than 1,000 lucky Michigan Lottery players turned zero into $5 million in prize money when Sunday night’s winning Daily 4 numbers were 0-0-0-0.

A total of 1,079 players won $5,000 apiece for matching the winning Daily 4 numbers – 0-0-0-0 – straight in Sunday evening’s drawing. It was the first time 0-0-0-0 has been drawn in the Daily 4 game, which began on Oct. 5, 1981.

The number of winners and prizes for the drawing dwarfed typical Daily 4 numbers. Over the last year, the average number of winners for a Daily 4 drawing is about 700. The total average prize amount for a Daily 4 drawing is about $267,500.

There are five ways to play the Daily 4: straight, boxed, two-way, 1-Off, and wheeled. Prize amounts vary based on the way a number is played, and on the order in which the winning numbers are drawn. Players may select a four-digit number, or choose an easy pick ticket. There are two Daily 4 drawings a day, seven days a week, at 12:59 p.m. and 7:29 p.m. Each play is $1.

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Dearborn Man Wins $1 Million Playing Mega Millions

Winning a $1 million prize playing Mega Millions turned a Michigan Lottery skeptic into a believer.

Hani Haidar-Ahmad, 55, matched the five white balls drawn – 16-39-47-53-71 – in the July 4 Mega Millions drawing to win a $1 million prize. He bought the winning ticket at the Exxon gas station, located at 24938 Ford Road in Dearborn Heights.

“I’d been playing these same numbers for two years and had never won,” said Haidar-Ahmad. “I was starting to think that the Lottery wasn’t real, but I’m happy to say now I’m the Lottery’s biggest fan!

“I went to the Exxon station to buy my tickets like I always do, and the clerk told me someone had bought a $1 million winner there. I remember telling him: ‘Well I’m sure it wasn’t me.’ Then I asked him for a printout of the winning numbers so I could check my ticket when I got home. When I checked the ticket, I screamed. It was unbelievable.”

Winning that much money was an overwhelming feeling for Haidar-Ahmad. He took several weeks to put together a plan for his winnings before claiming his prize Wednesday. With his winnings, he plans to invest in a new business, and then save the remainder.

“Money isn’t everything, having your health is very important, but winning this kind of money is definitely life changing,” Haidar-Ahmad said.

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. Mega Millions tickets are sold in 44 states, Washington D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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.

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