$500-A-Day Giveaway Offers Michigan Lottery’s Players Club Members Chance to Win $500 Daily Prize

2014 Players Club LogoThe Michigan Lottery is going to put $500 into the pockets of 365 lucky players thanks to the new $500-A-Day Giveaway.

Beginning Wednesday Aug. 3, the Lottery will offer Players Club members the chance to redeem points for entries into a daily drawing for $500. Each entry will require 10 Players Club points. There is no limit on the number of entries players may have in each daily drawing. Players may enter and win the $500-A-Day-Giveaway multiple times.

Entries for each $500-A-Day-Giveaway drawing will be accepted from 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. daily. A random drawing to determine the daily winner will be conducted after the entry period closes.

Each lucky $500-A-Day-Giveaway winner will receive a voucher via email valid for $500 that may be redeemed at Lottery retailers across the state.

The new $500-A-Day-Giveaway replaces the Lottery’s $1,000,000 Play It Again promotion that gave three players a chance to compete to win a $1 million prize.

The Players Club is a free program that gives Lottery players the chance to accumulate points by entering codes from non-winning instant, pull tab, draw game tickets, and through online game play. Points may be redeemed for entries into drawings for prizes and once-in-a-lifetime experiences or for merchandise, including Lottery free-play coupons.

Players may join the Players Club by visiting: www.michiganlottery.com/join_now.

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Onsted Woman Wins $1 Million Powerball Prize Playing Online; Lottery Celebrates with Free Online Play Offer

Tammy Weadock and here husband, Terry, smile after claiming a $1 million Powerball prize.

Tammy Weadock and here husband, Terry, smile after claiming a $1 million Powerball prize.

An Onsted woman had to pull her car over when she learned she had won $1 million playing the Michigan Lottery’s Powerball game.

Tammy Weadock and her husband, Terry, were driving home from their small business, Dominant Systems, located in Ann Arbor, when they got the life-changing call from the Lottery’s online game service center: Tammy had matched the five white balls drawn – 03-15-29-54-57 – in the July 13 Powerball drawing to win $1 million.

“My first thought was that one of my kids was playing a joke one me,” said Ms. Weadock. “I even asked if the person calling was a friend of my son or daughter.”

Meanwhile, Terry was pacing on the roadside while Tammy continued the phone call.

“Terry walked around the car about a dozen times and finally stopped at the front of the car and I read his lips as he asked me ‘How much did you win?’” said Ms. Weadock. “When I told him it was $1 million he started screaming and running around the car.”

The Weadocks visited Lottery headquarters Thursday to claim the big prize. With their winnings, they plan to pay some bills, invest in their small business, and take a family vacation.

“We’ve owned our business for 30 years and it can be stressful. Since we learned we won this money we’ve been thanking God for the blessing and planning how to spend it to make sure we do the right thing,” Ms. Weadock said.

Weadock is the second player to win a $1 million prize through the Lottery’s online game platform. Last year, Pamela Rawson, of Allegan County, won $1 million playing the online instant game Diamond Payout. In 2015, Lottery players won about $127.7 million playing games online.

To celebrate Weadock’s historic win, the Lottery is offering new online players and players who update their Players Club account $5 in free play beginning at 7 a.m. on Tuesday. To take advantage of this special offer, players should visit MichiganLottery.com to get access to the limited time promo code. Players who update their account will have the $5 free play automatically added to their account balance.

Saturday’s Powerball jackpot stands at $390 million. The cash option for the jackpot is about $270 million.

If a Michigan player win’s Saturday’s $390 million jackpot, it would be the largest Powerball prize won in the state. 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.

Powerball has been a lucrative game for Michigan Lottery players in 2016. Ten Michigan players, including the Weadocks, have won the game’s $1 million prize.

Players still have plenty of time to purchase tickets for a chance to win the big jackpot. Players may buy Powerball tickets for Saturday’s drawing at Lottery retailers throughout the state and online at MichiganLottery.com until 9:45 p.m.

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 $2 million may be added to any Powerball play for only $1.

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

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Kent County Man Wins $320,195 Fantasy 5 Jackpot

07.19.16 F5 $320,195 Draw 07.10.16 Anonymous Kent CountyA change in his daily routine led to an extraordinary Michigan Lottery prize for a Kent County man.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, won a $320,195 Fantasy 5 jackpot after matching the number drawn on July 10: 07-08-17-19-33. The winning ticket was bought at the Town and Country Party Store, located at 4301 Kalamazoo Avenue Southeast in Grand Rapids.

“I always play the same numbers on my Fantasy 5 ticket, but I didn’t have a chance to get to the store that day, so I asked a family member to grab me a ticket,” said the big winner. “They got me one Easy Pick ticket for the July 10 drawing.”

“The next day when I bought my Fantasy 5 ticket I asked the clerk for a printout of the winning numbers from July 10,” said the player. “When I saw I matched all five I stood in the gas station in shock.”

The player visited Lottery headquarters earlier this week to claim his big prize. With his winnings, the player plans to help his family and set up a college fund for a newly born grandchild.

“I always knew I would come to Lansing for a big winner. I’ve worked two jobs day and night for years, and this came at a great time,” the player said.

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 $186,000.

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Boyne City Lottery Club Wins $1 Million Powerball Prize

07.20.16 Powerball Draw 06.15.16 $1 Million 23 Dreams Charlevoix CountyA lucky group of 23 co-workers from Great Lakes Energy in Boyne City is splitting a $1 million Powerball prize.

The 23 Dreams lottery club matched the five white balls – 04-22-24-31-33 – drawn on June 15 to win the big prize. They bought the winning ticket at the Up North Party Store, located at 1176 South M-75 in Boyne City. The club missed winning the $153 million Powerball jackpot by just one number. The club’s ticket had the number 11 for the Powerball and 10 was drawn.

“We’ve had a lottery club for several months and everyone who plays does it for fun, no one ever expected to win,” said Al Aown, the club’s representative. “The morning after the drawing a co-worker rushed into my office to tell me the Up North Party Store had sold a winning ticket.

“When I checked the ticket I couldn’t really believe it.”

While Aown worked on arranging the details of claiming the $1 million prize, he tried to keep news of the big win quiet.

“There are no secrets in Boyne City,” said Aown. “I had messages by the time I got home that night from people asking if we’d won.

“Having a ticket worth $1 million really makes your mind race. To keep it safe, I hid it in the pocket of an old suit in the back of my closet.”

Each member of the 23 Dreams lottery club will receive about $43,400.

“It’s not enough to retire, but I know everyone is looking forward to having a nice chunk of cash,” Aown said.

Tonight’s Powerball jackpot stands at $361 million. The cash option for the jackpot is about $250 million.

If a Michigan player win’s tonight’s $361 million jackpot, it would be the largest Powerball prize won in the state. 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.

Powerball has been a lucrative game for Michigan Lottery players in 2016. Ten Michigan players, including the 23 Dream lottery club, have won the game’s $1 million prize.

Players still have plenty of time to purchase tickets for a chance to win the big jackpot. Players may buy Powerball tickets for tonight’s drawing at Lottery retailers throughout the state and online at MichiganLottery.com until 9:45 p.m.

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 $2 million may be added to any Powerball play for only $1.

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

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Powerball Jackpot Climbs to $361 Million for Tonight’s Drawing

Michigan Lottery PowerballIt would be a record-setting night if a Michigan Lottery player wins tonight’s $361 million Powerball jackpot. The cash option for the jackpot is about $250 million.

The $361 million jackpot is the third-largest Powerball jackpot this year. In January, three tickets purchased in California, Florida, and Tennessee split a world record $1.6 billion jackpot. In May, a lottery club from New Jersey won a $429.6 million jackpot.

Powerball has been a lucrative game for Michigan Lottery players in 2016. Ten Michigan players have won the game’s $1 million prize.

The last Michigan player to win the Powerball jackpot was Julie Leach, of Three Rivers. Leach won the game’s $310.5 million jackpot on Sept. 30, 2015.

If a Michigan player win’s tonight’s $361 million jackpot, it would be the largest Powerball prize won in the state. 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.

Players still have plenty of time to purchase tickets for a chance to win the big jackpot. Players may buy Powerball tickets for tonight’s drawing at Lottery retailers throughout the state and online at MichiganLottery.com until 9:45 p.m.

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 five times may be added to any Powerball play for only $1.

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

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