Mega Millions Jackpot Climbs to $275 Million

The cash in the Mega Millions jackpot continues to pile up, with $275 million up for grabs tonight! The cash option for the jackpot is about $161 million.

The $275 million jackpot is the fourth-largest Mega Millions jackpot this year. The biggest Mega Millions jackpot won in 2018 was a $543 million jackpot. One ticket purchased in California matched the five white balls and Mega ball to win on July 24.

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 $275 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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Only a Week Left for $1 Million Powerball Winner to Claim Prize!

Ionia Marathon

Ionia Marathon

There’s only a week left for the winner of a $1 million Powerball prize to claim the big pile of cash!

A lucky player matched the five white balls drawn – 08-10-21-23-25 – in the Sept. 27, 2017 drawing to win a $1 million prize. The player purchased the winning ticket at the Ionia Marathon, located at 121 North Dexter Street in Ionia.

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.

Powerball tickets are valid for one year from the drawing date. The prize must be claimed by 4:45 p.m. on Sept. 27. If the prize isn’t claimed before the ticket expires, the money will go to the state School Aid Fund.

If the ticket holder does not come forward, it would be the second major prize to go unclaimed in 2018. In July, a $519,456 Fast Cash Jackpot Slots jackpot went unclaimed.

Powerball plays may be purchased for $2 each at Lottery retailers across the state and online at MichiganLottery.com. A “Power Play” option that multiplies non-jackpot prizes by up to 10 times to a maximum of $2 million may be added to any Powerball play for only $1.

The Powerball drawing takes place at 10:59 p.m. on Wednesday and Saturday and may be watched live online at: http://www.powerball.com. Powerball tickets are sold in 44 states, Washington D.C., U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.

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Lotto 47 Jackpot Climbs to $7.15 Million

The cash continues to pile up in the Michigan Lottery’s Lotto 47 jackpot, which now stands at $7.15 million. To win the jackpot, players must match all six of the numbers drawn.

If a player wins tonight’s Lotto 47 jackpot, it would mark the sixth time the game’s jackpot has been won in 2018. Lotto 47 jackpot winners have won more than $8.8 million in 2018.

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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Jackson County Lottery Club Wins $223,058 Wild Time Progressive Fast Cash Progressive Jackpot

Two Jackson County golfing buddies stopped at the “19th hole” and carded a $223,058 Wild Time Progressive Fast Cash jackpot from the Michigan Lottery.

They bought their winning ticket at the Lost Shoe Tavern, located at 11499 North Meridian Road in Pleasant Lake. The two friends claimed the prize as a lottery club and chose to remain anonymous.

“We hadn’t played all that great last Thursday and when we left the course, we decided to grab a bite to eat,” said one club member. “We thought since we had played so lousy, we might change our luck with a couple Fast Cash tickets.

“We bought two tickets, and won $10 on one of them. We decided to buy one more ticket and that was the jackpot winner!

“We were sitting at the bar, when my buddy noticed the ticket said ‘Jackpot’ under one of the symbols. We asked the bartender what the jackpot was and she said: ‘$223.’ We were pretty excited. Then the bartender clarified: ‘$223,000.’ At that point, we were both in awe and started hooting and hollering and running around the bar celebrating!”

The players, who are both retired, plan to use their winnings to supplement their retirement income.

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 $10 per play, and feature popular game themes, including Cashword and Wild Time.

Fast Cash games also 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 again.

Available Fast Cash games are:

  • Lots of 50s – Each $1 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $1 up to $50 and 10 percent of the Fast Cash progressive jackpot.
  • Tic Tac Cash – Each $2 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $2 up to $300 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.
  • Black Jack – Each $5 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $5 up to $4,000 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.
  • 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.
  • Smokin’ Hot Cash – Each $10 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $10 up to $7,000 and 100 percent of the Fast Cash progressive jackpot.

Fast Cash prizes never sell out and there is no waiting for a drawing as all games are played immediately.

Fast Cash games may be purchased at 11,000 retailers across the state.

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Super Raffle Gives Michigan Lottery Players Chance to Win Millions; Drawing Scheduled for Oct. 3

Michigan Lottery players have two more weeks to get their chance to win the largest raffle prize ever with the Super Raffle game!

The Lottery announced today that the Super Raffle drawing will take place Oct. 3. The drawing originally was scheduled for Sept. 19. With more than 55,000 Super Raffle tickets remaining, extending the drawing deadline will allow players to buy more tickets and increase the Lottery’s contribution to the School Aid Fund.

Super Raffle features the richest payout of any raffle game offered by the Lottery. It offers a top prize of $4 million and two $2 million prizes. Other prizes are: $100,000 (10), $500 (3,300), and $100 (12,000).

Super Raffle ticket may be purchased for $50 each. Each Easy Pick play will feature a unique six-digit raffle number. A maximum of 300,000 tickets for Super Raffle will be sold.

Super Raffle is the 26th different raffle themed game offered by the Lottery. Prizes on previous raffle games ranged from $40,000 tax free to nearly $2.5 million.

Super Raffle tickets may be purchased at the Lottery’s 11,000 retailers across the state.

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