Select Online Game Card Purchases Offer Bonus Free Play to Lottery Players

A new bonus promotion gives Michigan Lottery players buying an Online Game Card a chance to get 100 percent more bang for their buck.

Beginning Thursday, and for a limited time, players who buy an Online Game Card at a Lottery retailer have a chance to receive a 100 percent bonus. Bonuses will be awarded randomly on separate Online Game Cards. The bonus amount will vary, based on the purchase amount of the Online Game Card. Bonus amounts available are:

  • Buy $10, player may receive a $10 bonus
  • Buy $20, player may receive a $20 bonus
  • Buy $50, player may receive a $50 bonus
  • Buy $100, player may receive a $100 bonus

Each Online Game Card will print from the retailer’s Lottery terminal and include a unique code that players enter into their Michigan Lottery accounts for online play. Each code is valid for five years from the date of purchase.

Players may redeem up to $500 – not including bonus play – in Online Game Cards per week in their online accounts.

Online Game Cards have been a popular way for players to fund their online accounts because they allow players to pay in stores and play online without using a credit card or bank account.

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 1 million 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 2018, Lottery players won more than $676 million playing games online.

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Wayne County Man Wins $4 Million Playing the Michigan Lottery’s Millionaire’s Club Instant Game

A Wayne County man felt sick after he scratched off a Millionaire’s Club instant game ticket worth $4 million.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought the winning ticket at the Wayne Med Mart, located at 417 South Wayne Road in Westland.

“I bought two tickets, and moved to the side of the counter to scratch them off,” said the 34-year-old player. “Normally, I scratch the full ticket before looking at the prizes, but when I saw the money symbol I figured I only won the one prize, so I scratched it off.

“As soon as I saw ‘4MIL’ my heart sank and I felt sick. I tucked the ticket away, grabbed some cash from my pocket to give to the clerk, and went home.”

The player recently visited Lottery headquarters to claim his prize. He chose to receive his prize as a one-time lump sum payment of about $2.5 million, rather than an annuity for the full amount. With his winnings, he plans to take his family on a nice vacation and then invest the remainder.

Players won more than $148 million playing Millionaire’s Club, which launched in June 2017. Each $30 ticket offered players a chance to win prizes ranging from $30 up to $4 million.

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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Lotto 47 Jackpot Climbs to $16.05 Million

A Michigan Lottery player could give their bank account a big boost if they win Saturday’s $16.05 million Lotto 47 jackpot. To win the jackpot, players must match all six of the numbers drawn.

If a player wins Saturday’s Lotto 47 jackpot, it would mark the second time the game’s top prize has been won in 2019. In February, a player won a $2.5 million Lotto 47 jackpot with a ticket bought at the Uptown Bar, located at 8 West Front Street in Monroe.

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 play, Double Play may be added to a Lotto 47 ticket, giving players a second chance to win up to $1.5 million in the nightly Double Play drawing. 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 at a retailer or online at MichiganLottery.com until 7:08 p.m. on the day of the drawing.

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Emmet County Woman Wins $20,000 in the Michigan Lottery’s Stay and Play Block Party Giveaway

An Emmet County woman’s bank account got a big boost after she won $20,000 in the Michigan Lottery’s Stay and Play Block Party Giveaway.

Janet Zilka, of Carp Lake, was selected in a random drawing earlier this month. She earned entries into the giveaway by playing games at MichiganLottery.com. The Stay and Play Block Party Giveaway was open to all online Lottery players.

To earn entries for the giveaway, players were required to log in to their Lottery account and play featured online games. Zilka’s entry was selected in a random drawing.

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

More than 1 million 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 2018, Lottery players won more than $676 million playing games online.

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Genesee County Man Wins $1 Million Playing the Michigan Lottery’s Millionaire Maker Instant Game

A Genesee County man’s routine visit to Mike’s Super Save to buy a Millionaire Maker instant game ticket led to an extraordinary payday.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, won $1 million playing the Michigan Lottery’s Millionaire Maker instant game. Mike’s Super Save is located at G3283 South Saginaw Street in Burton.

“I always buy my tickets at Mike’s,” said the 56-year-old player. “Sometimes I play Club Keno, but usually I buy instant games. The Millionaire Maker ticket caught my eye, so I bought one.

“I scratched the ticket off in the parking lot and a wave of excitement hit me as soon as I revealed the ‘1MIL’ symbol!”

The player visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim the big prize. He chose to receive the prize as a one-time lump sum payment of about $634,000 rather than annuity payments for the full amount. He plans use his winnings to retire early.

Players have won more than $37 million playing Millionaire Maker, which launched in April. Each $20 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $40 up to $1 million. More than $61 million in prizes remain, including seven $1 million top prizes and 41 $5,000 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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