Monroe County Man Wins $500,000 Playing the Michigan Lottery’s 24 Karat Gold Instant Game

A Monroe County man says he has financial relief after winning $500,000 playing the Michigan Lottery’s 24 Karat Gold instant game.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought the winning ticket at the Mobil gas station, located at 1200 Dexter Road in Milan.

“I was going to visit my mother and stopped to get gas on the way,” said the 46-year-old winner. “I don’t buy Lottery tickets often, but the 24 Karat Gold ticket caught my eye, so I decided to give it a try.

“I scratched the ticket when I got to my car and saw I’d matched the number above the $500,000 amount. I didn’t believe it, so I took it back in to scan it and that’s when I knew it was real. I couldn’t believe it!”

The player visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim the big prize. With his winnings he plans to buy a new car and vacation in places throughout Michigan.

“It feels amazing to win,” the player said. “It provides financial relief and allows me to set up a retirement fund.”

Players have won more than $5 million playing 24 Karat Gold, which launched in July. Each $5 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $5 up to $500,000. More than $24 million in prizes remain, including two $500,000 top prizes and 50 $1,000 prizes.

Lottery instant games may be purchased at 10,500 retailers across the state.

In 2018, Lottery players won more than $1 billion playing instant games.

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Grand Rapids Man Wins $351,270 Fantasy 5 Jackpot

A Grand Rapids man plans to share his $351,270 Fantasy 5 jackpot prize with his family.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, matched the Fantasy 5 numbers drawn on Sept. 6 to win the big prize: 13-19-22-26-33. He bought his winning ticket at the D&W Fresh Market, located at 2022 Apple Orchard Avenue in Grand Rapids.

The 51-year-old player visited Lottery headquarters Wednesday to claim the big prize. He plans to share his winnings with his daughter and other family members.

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. For an additional $1 per play, Double Play may be added to a Fantasy 5 ticket, giving players a second chance to win up to $110,000 in the nightly Double Play drawing. 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 $180,000.

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Muskegon Lottery Club Wins $1.5 Million Playing Jumbo Jackpot Slots Fast Cash Game

The two members of a Muskegon lottery club have had many sleepless nights since winning $1.5 million playing the Michigan Lottery’s Jumbo Jackpot Slots Fast Cash game.

The lottery club members, who chose to remain anonymous, bought their winning ticket Aug. 30 at JJ’s Tavern, located at 4009 Apple Avenue in Muskegon.

“We had been purchasing tickets together for the Fast Cash promotion that was running in August,” said a club member. “While we were at the pub, we decided to get another ticket. When we saw we had three jackpot symbols, we about had heart attacks!

“We kept looking at the ticket to make sure it was real. When we saw the jackpot amount had reset on the Lottery screen, we knew it was real.”

The Jumbo Jackpot Slots Fast Cash game gives players a chance to win prizes ranging from $20 up to $10,000 and 100 percent of the Fast Cash progressive jackpot plus $250,000.

The club members visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim the big prize. With their winnings, one plans to build a house and the other plans to take a trip to Las Vegas.

“We are still not sure how to feel,” the club members said. “There have been many sleepless nights since winning, that’s for sure!”

Fast Cash games are a series of instant-win games that print from terminals at Lottery retailers. Fast Cash tickets range in price from $1 per play up to $20 per play.

Fast Cash games offer a progressive jackpot that can be won instantly. Every Fast Cash ticket gives players a chance to win all or part of the progressive jackpot.

All of the Fast Cash games feed into one jackpot, which grows with every ticket purchased. The current jackpot amount prints on each ticket, so players always know the amount of the jackpot up for grabs. The jackpot may be won at any time. As soon as the jackpot is hit, a new one starts to grow.

Available Fast Cash games are:

  • Bowling Bucks II – Each $1 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $1 up to $100 and 10 percent of the Fast Cash progressive jackpot.
  • Whole Lotta $100s – Each $2 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $2 up to $500 and 20 percent of the Fast Cash progressive jackpot.
  • Wild Time Progressive – Each $2 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $2 up to $500 and 20 percent of the Fast Cash progressive jackpot.
  • 20X The Cash – Each $5 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $5 up to $2,500 and 50 percent of the Fast Cash progressive jackpot.
  • Diamond Wild Time Progressive – Each $5 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $5 up to $3,000 and 50 percent of the Fast Cash progressive jackpot.
  • 50X The Cash – Each $10 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $10 up to $5,000 and 100 percent of the Fast Cash progressive jackpot.
  • Doubler Wild Time Progressive – Each $10 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $10 up to $6,000 and 100 percent of the Fast Cash progressive jackpot.
  • Jackpot Slots – Each $10 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $10 up to $5,000 and 100 percent of the Fast Cash progressive jackpot.
  • 100X The Cash – Each $20 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $20 up to $10,000 and 100 percent of the Fast Cash progressive jackpot, plus $250,000.
  • Jumbo Jackpot Slots – Each $20 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $20 up to $10,000 and 100 percent of the Fast Cash progressive jackpot plus $250,000.

Fast Cash prizes never sell out and there is no waiting for a drawing as all games are played immediately. In 2018, players won more than $51.5 million playing Fast Cash games.

Fast Cash games may be purchased at 10,500 retailers across the state.

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Oakland County Man Wins $250,000 on Michigan Lottery’s The Big Spin Show

An Oakland County man was shocked when he was selected to appear on the Michigan Lottery’s The Big Spin show, and shocked again when he won $250,000.

Art Clough Jr., 76, won $250,000 after spinning the prize wheel on The Big Spin show hosted by Detroit basketball champion John Salley. Clough was selected to participate in the show after entering non-winning The Big Spin tickets at MIBigSpin.com.

“When I got the call about being on the show it was just so hard to believe I’d been selected,” said Clough. “I must have read the email about the show three times before I could really believe it.

“Winning this much money is great for my wife and me. There are some things we’ve been wanting to do, like buy her a new car and get new appliances. Now we can do that without worrying. I’m even going to take her out to dinner tonight!”

Clough was one of five players selected for The Big Spin show by a random drawing. Ten more players will be selected to participate on The Big Spin show. More The Big Spin second chance drawings are scheduled to take place on Oct. 31 and Jan. 2, 2020. The next five The Big Spin second chance drawing winners were selected Thursday. Those winners are being contacted. More information about the winners will be released at a later date.

Each player selected will spin The Big Spin wheel and have a chance to win up to $2 million. All the players who spin The Big Spin wheel are guaranteed to win at least $100,000.

Twenty players will be selected to appear on the Lottery’s The Big Spin televised events, which will air shortly after evening Lottery drawings. Players may submit non-winning The Big Spin ticket Spin Codes at www.MIBigSpin.com. By entering codes, players will earn entries for the drawings for the opportunity to appear on television and spin the big wheel.

Each $10 The Big Spin ticket offers players a chance to instantly win prizes ranging from $10 up to $1 million. Players have won more than $10 million playing The Big Spin. More than $65 million in prizes remain, including three $1 million top prizes, four $10,000 prizes, and 124 $1,000 prizes.

In 2018, Lottery players won more than $1 billion playing instant games. Instant games may be purchased at the Lottery’s 10,500 retailers across the state.

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Lenawee County Woman Wins $100,000 on Michigan Lottery’s The Big Spin Show

A Lenawee County woman feels grateful after winning $100,000 on the Michigan Lottery’s The Big Spin show.

Philomena Pleva, 66, won the big prize after spinning the prize wheel on The Big Spin show hosted by Detroit basketball champion John Salley. Pleva was selected to participate in the show after entering non-winning The Big Spin tickets at MIBigSpin.com.

“I’ve entered sweepstakes and contests my entire life, and this is certainly the biggest and best prize I’ve ever won,” said Pleva. “When I got the call to spin the wheel I was so overwhelmed and just felt so grateful that my entry was one of the ones selected.

“My husband and I are retired and this really gives us some extra comfort and will help us do some things we’ve wanted to do but been hesitant about, such as taking some trips.”

Pleva was one of five players selected for The Big Spin show by a random drawing. Ten more players will be selected to participate on The Big Spin show. More The Big Spin second chance drawings are scheduled to take place on Oct. 31 and Jan. 2, 2020. The next five The Big Spin second chance drawing winners were selected Thursday. Those winners are being contacted. More information about the winners will be released at a later date.

Each player selected will spin The Big Spin wheel and have a chance to win up to $2 million. All the players who spin The Big Spin wheel are guaranteed to win at least $100,000.

Twenty players will be selected to appear on the Lottery’s The Big Spin televised events, which will air shortly after evening Lottery drawings. Players may submit non-winning The Big Spin ticket Spin Codes at www.MIBigSpin.com. By entering codes, players will earn entries for the drawings for the opportunity to appear on television and spin the big wheel.

Each $10 The Big Spin ticket offers players a chance to instantly win prizes ranging from $10 up to $1 million. Players have won more than $10 million playing The Big Spin. More than $65 million in prizes remain, including three $1 million top prizes, four $10,000 prizes, and 124 $1,000 prizes.

In 2018, Lottery players won more than $1 billion playing instant games. Instant games may be purchased at the Lottery’s 10,500 retailers across the state.

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