Mega Millions Jackpot Climbs to $375 Million

MSL MegaMillions LogoThe Mega Millions jackpot continues to grow with $375 million up for grabs tonight! The cash option for the jackpot is about $226 million.

The $375 million jackpot is the third-largest Mega Millions jackpot this year. The biggest Mega Millions jackpot won in 2018 was a $533 million jackpot. One ticket purchased in New Jersey matched the five white balls and Mega ball to win on March 30.

The last Michigan player to win the Mega Millions jackpot was Kevin Blake, of Waterford. Blake won half of the game’s $42 million jackpot in October 2017. The other winning ticket was purchased in Rhode Island.

If a Michigan player wins tonight’s $375 million jackpot, it would be the largest Mega Millions prize won in the state. On April 22, 2005, a Port Huron couple, Ralph and Mary Stebbins, won $208 million. On Aug. 15, 2012, Donald Lawson, of Lapeer, won a $337 million Powerball jackpot. Lawson’s jackpot holds the record for the largest Lottery prize ever won in Michigan.

Mega Millions drawings take place each Tuesday and Friday evening. Each Mega Millions play is only $2. 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 for tonight’s drawing may be purchased online at MichiganLottery.com and at the Lottery’s 11,000 retailers around the state until 10:45 p.m.

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

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

A ticket bought at Tina’s Tobacco Outlet of Warren, located at 4230 East 10 Mile Road in Warren, matched the five white balls drawn Monday night – 14-17-18-21-48 – to win the big prize. This is the 22nd 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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Michigan Lottery’s Sizzling 7’s Summer Party Offers Players Chance to Win Online Free Play

The Michigan Lottery is giving players a chance to win online free play with the Sizzling 7’s Summer Party.

Beginning Tuesday, players may visit MichiganLottery.com to earn entries into a drawing for 700 prizes of $70 in online free play. Players will be required to log in to their Lottery account and play featured online games to earn the entries. Additional details about how to earn entries will be available online. Players who do not have a Lottery online account must sign up and make a first-time purchase to participate. Players may win only one $70 online free play prize during this promotion.

Players may earn entries daily through July 29. Winners will be selected in a random drawing on or about Aug. 1.

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 50 different games with plays ranging in price from 5 cents to $20.

More than 830,000 players have registered to play the Lottery’s online games, which were launched in 2014. For more information or to play online, visit http://bit.ly/MSLOnlineGames.

In 2017, Lottery players won more than $535 million playing games online.

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Friday the 13th Historically Lucky for Michigan Lottery Mega Millions Players

Don’t tell Michigan Lottery players that Friday the 13th is an unlucky day.

The Mega Millions game has been particularly lucky for Lottery players on Friday the 13th. Since 2003, Lottery players have won more than $171 million in jackpots from Friday the 13th drawings.

Four Michigan Lottery players hit Mega Millions jackpots on the supposedly unluckiest of days. The most recent winner, Kevin Blake, of Waterford, split a $42 million jackpot with a Rhode Island player on Oct. 13, 2017.

Blake chose to receive the $21 million jackpot as a one-time lump sum of about $13.1 million, rather than annuity payments for the full amount. After tax withholdings, he received about $9.3 million.

In addition to the jackpot prizes, 32 lucky players have won prizes ranging from $10,000 up to $1 million.

Mega Millions drawings take place each Tuesday and Friday evening. Each Mega Millions play is only $2. 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 for the drawing may be purchased online at MichiganLottery.com and at the Lottery’s 11,000 retailers around the state until 10:45 p.m. Friday.

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Ogemaw County Woman Wins $100,000 Playing Michigan Lottery’s Football Payout Game Online

An Ogemaw County woman is thanking God after winning $100,000 playing the Michigan Lottery’s Football Payout game online.

“I had been playing the game for a while, and had won about $500,” said the 71-year-old player, who chose to remain anonymous. “I wanted to see if I could win a little more, so I decided to buy a few more tickets and that’s when I hit for $100,000!

“I kept saying: ‘Thank God!’ I know he definitely played a big role in me winning.

The lucky player visited Lottery headquarters Tuesday to claim her big prize. With her winnings, she plans to pay some bills.

“It’s unbelievable to win. I never thought in my wildest dreams I’d be here picking up a huge prize like this,” 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 50 different games with plays ranging in price from 5 cents to $20.

More than 830,000 players have registered to play the Lottery’s online games, which were launched in 2014. For more information or to play online, visit http://bit.ly/MSLOnlineGames.

In 2017, Lottery players won more than $535 million playing games online.

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