Michigan Lottery Teams Up with Speedway to Give Players a Chance to win Free Fuel for a Year

speedway-instaTwo lucky motorists will be filling their tanks for free for a year thanks to the Michigan Lottery and Speedway LLC (Speedway).

Beginning Wednesday, March 1, Lottery players who buy instant game tickets at Speedway convenience stores and scan their registered Speedy Rewards® card will be entered in a giveaway to win free fuel for a year. A registered Speedy Rewards® card is one that is associated with a valid email address or phone number. Customers may register their Speedy Rewards® card online at http://www.speedway.com or at the in-store kiosk at any Speedway convenience store. Players will earn one entry for each dollar spent on Michigan Lottery instant games.

Two grand prize winners each will receive free fuel for a year in the form of a $2,500 Speedway gift card. In addition to two grand prize winners, eight lucky winners each will receive $400 in Lottery instant game tickets. Winners will be selected at random in late May from eligible entries.

Players may earn entries through 11:59 p.m. on April 30. There is no limit on the number of entries a player may earn. Purchases of Lottery draw game tickets are not eligible for entry.

This marks the third time that the Lottery and Speedway have teamed up to offer players a chance to win free fuel for a year and free instant game tickets. In 2016, Alonzo Johnson, of Mount Pleasant, and Trevor Shelito, of Sturgis, each won free fuel for a year. Josh Bird, of Kentwood, Terry Cornell, of Belmont, John Farrow, of South Lyon, Ronald Hines, of Traverse City, James Levleit, of Saline, Chris Morano, of Muskegon, Renae Rush, of Roseville, and Sam Yamin, of Sterling Heights each won $400 in instant game tickets. Each winner was selected from more than 2 million contest entries.

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Bonus Draws Give Daily 3 and Daily 4 Players Chances to Win Extra Cash

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The Michigan Lottery’s new Bonus Draws promotion will give Daily 3 and Daily 4 players chances to win extra cash in March.

Beginning Wednesday and for a limited time, Daily 3 and Daily 4 Bonus Draws will be announced during select midday and evening broadcasts of the winning numbers. Every time there is a Bonus Draw, all Daily 3 prizes will be increased by 20 percent, and all Daily 4, prizes except straight and wheeled plays, will be increased by 20 percent.

Players have five ways to play the Daily 3 game: 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 three-digit number, or choose an Easy Pick play. Daily 3 wagers cost 50 cents or $1.

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.  Each Daily 4 play costs $1.

Daily 3 and Daily 4 drawings take place at 12:59 p.m. and 7:29 p.m. seven days a week.

Daily 3 and Daily 4 games may be played at the 11,000 Michigan Lottery retailers across the state.

In 2016, players won nearly $384 million playing the Daily 3 and Daily 4 games.

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Battle Creek Woman Wins $300,000 Playing Michigan Lottery’s Bingo Plus Instant Game

02-21-17-bingo-plus-ig-796-300000-anonymous-calhoun-countyA Battle Creek woman listened to a little voice and won $300,000 playing the Michigan Lottery’s Bingo Plus instant game.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought the winning ticket at the Family Fare, located at 1525 Michigan Avenue West in Battle Creek.

“I turned in a winning ticket that I had gotten for my birthday and used the money to buy a ticket,” said the 83-year-old player. “The clerk asked me if I wanted one more and I heard a little voice in my head say ‘yes,’ so I bought an extra ticket.”

Listening to that voice turned out to be a shrewd move for the player. She won $300,000 on the extra ticket she bought.

“I just couldn’t believe it when I scratched it off,” said the player. “I had two trusted friends look the ticket over to verify I was a big winner.”

The player visited Lottery headquarters Tuesday to claim her big prize.

The player said she had no big plans for her new found wealth: “Just live. It was meant for me to win.”

Players have won more than $7.7 million playing Bingo Plus, which launched in October 2016. Each $5 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $5 up to $300,000. More than $15.2 million in prizes remain, including one $300,000 top prize, four $12,000 prizes, seven $10,000 prizes, 27 $2,000 prizes, and 67 $1,000 prizes.

Lottery instant games may be purchased at 11,000 retailers across the state.

In 2016, Lottery players won nearly $817 million playing instant games.

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Powerball Jackpot Climbs to $403 Million for Tonight’s Drawing

Michigan Lottery PowerballThere’s a mountain of cash up for grabs in tonight’s Powerball jackpot, which stands at $403 million. The cash option for the jackpot is about $244 million.

If a Michigan player win’s tonight’s $403 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.

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.

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 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. 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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Michigan Lottery Teams Up with Select Secretary of State Branches to Process Winning Lottery Tickets

MiLottery Horz logoThe Michigan Lottery has teamed up with the Secretary of State (SOS) for a pilot program that allows Lottery players to submit a claim for a Lottery prize at select SOS branches, in the Upper Peninsula and northern Michigan.

Beginning Thursday, the pilot program allows Lottery players to visit participating SOS branches to submit a claim for a Lottery prize ranging from $601 up to $50,000. The participating SOS branches are located in:

  • Escanaba, located at 305 Ludington Street
  • Grayling, located at 2384C South I-75 Business Loop
  • Marquette, located at 2025 U.S. 41 West
  • Sault Ste Marie, located at 2700 Davitt Street

The joint effort between the state agencies is designed to provide Lottery players in the Upper Peninsula and northern Michigan with more options to claim prizes from $601 up to $50,000.

Players who submit a claim for a Lottery prize at a SOS branch will receive payment via electronic funds transfer to a valid bank account the following business day. To submit a claim for a Lottery prize at a SOS branch, players should bring the winning ticket, a valid photo ID, Social Security card, and bank account information (routing and account numbers).

Prizes of $600 or less may be claimed at Lottery retailers across the state. Prizes of $601 up to $50,000 may be claimed at Lottery offices, bank claim centers, or participating SOS branches. Players who win $50,001 or more should contact the Lottery’s Public Relations division at 517-373-1237 to set up an appointment to claim their prize.

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