Wayne County Woman Wins $1 Million Playing the Michigan Lottery’s Red Hot Millions Instant Game

A Wayne County woman feels like a weight has been lifted off of her shoulders after winning $1 million playing the Michigan Lottery’s Red Hot Millions instant game.

The player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought her winning ticket at Mike’s Beverage Warehouse, located at 20055 Van Born Road in Taylor.

“I scratched the ticket off and just kept thinking that what I was experiencing couldn’t be real,” said the 60-year-old player. “I have played instant games for years, and never really expected to win this much. It’s stunning!”

The player visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim her prize. She chose to receive her prize as a one-time lump sum payment of about $634,000 rather than 30 annuity payments for the full amount.

With her winnings, she plans to pay off her home and help her husband retire early.

“Winning has lifted a weight off my shoulders and means I can enjoy the time I have left here with my family,” the player said.

Players have won more than $25 million playing Red Hot Millions which launched in March. Each $10 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $10 up to $1 million. More than $25 million in prizes remain, including two top prizes of $1 million and 51 $2,000 prizes.

Lottery instant games may be purchased at 10,500 retailers across the state.

In 2020, Lottery players won more than $1.5 billion playing instant games.

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Grand Rapids Man Wins $500,000 Playing the Michigan Lottery’s $500,000 Jumbo Cash Instant Game

A Grand Rapids man almost threw away his ticket before realizing he won $500,000 playing the Michigan Lottery’s $500,000 Jumbo Cash instant game.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought his winning ticket at the Meijer gas station, located at 213 Wilson Avenue Northwest in Grand Rapids.

“I like to play the new instant games each month, so I bought a few of the $500,000 Jumbo Cash tickets,” said the player. “I scratched the ticket off and thought it was a loser. I looked it over one more time before throwing it away and realized I’d matched the seven. When I revealed the amount, I thought: ‘This can’t be. This kind of luck never happens to me.’

“I couldn’t believe it. It still hasn’t sunk in yet,” the player said.

The lucky 74-year-old player visited Lottery headquarters to claim his prize. With his winnings, he plans to pay off debt and purchase a new home.

Players have won more than $4 million playing $500,000 Jumbo Cash which launched in May 2021. Each $5 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $5 up to $500,000. More than $27 million in prizes remain, including two top prizes of $500,000 and 19 $2,000 prizes.

Lottery instant games may be purchased at 10,500 retailers across the state.

In 2020, Lottery players won more than $1.5 billion playing instant games.

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Marquette County Woman Wins $2 Million Playing the Michigan Lottery’s Lucky 7’s Instant Game

A Marquette County woman almost fainted when she won $2 million playing the Michigan Lottery’s $2,000,000 Lucky 7’s instant game.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought her winning ticket at Jim’s Super Foods, located at 218 North 2nd Street in Ishpeming.

“I always play the $2,000,000 Lucky 7’s game,” said the player. “When I scratched my ticket and saw I won $2 million, I almost fainted. I called my niece right away to tell her the good news. She didn’t believe me, so I drove over there clutching my purse with the ticket in it the whole way.”

The 70-year-old player visited Lottery headquarters to claim her big prize. She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time lump sum payment of about $1.2 million rather than 30 annuity payments totaling $2 million. With her winnings she plans to purchase a new TV and then save the remainder.

“I still can’t comprehend winning this amount of money. It doesn’t feel real yet,” the player said.

Players have won more than $98 million playing $2,000,000 Lucky 7’s, which launched in December 2019. Each $20 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $20 up to $2 million. More than $99 million in prizes remain, including three $2 million top-prizes, 20 $10,000 prizes, 44 $5,000 prizes, and 558 $2,000 prizes.

Lottery instant games may be purchased at 10,500 retailers across the state.

In 2020, Lottery players won more than $1.5 billion playing instant games.

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Saginaw County Woman Wins $1 Million Playing the Michigan Lottery’s $1,000,000 Frenzy Multiplier Instant Game

A clerk’s generosity led to a Saginaw County woman winning $1 million playing the Michigan Lottery’s $1,000,000 Frenzy Multiplier Instant Game.

“My friend and I were on the way home for a bonfire and we needed to stop for a couple things,” said the player, who chose to remain anonymous. “We stopped at the Marion Springs General Store, but they must have just closed because the door was locked. We were standing at the door when a clerk came over to let us in.

“We grabbed items for the night and picked up some Lottery tickets. I got home and got the fire going and forgot all about the tickets for a couple days. When I finally scratched it off, I was so surprised to win $1 million!”

The Marion Springs General Store is located at 12025 South Merrill Road in Brant. Brant is about 25 miles southwest of Saginaw.

The 52-year-old player visited Lottery headquarters to claim her prize. She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time lump sum payment of about $634,000 rather than 30 annual payments for the full amount.

With her winnings, the player plans to make her life a little easier.

Players have won more than $23 million playing $1,000,000 Frenzy Multiplier, which launched in January. Each $10 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $10 up to $1 million. More than $43 million in prizes remain, including two $1 million top-prizes and 478 $5,000 prizes.

Lottery instant games may be purchased at 10,500 retailers across the state.

In 2020, Lottery players won more than $1.5 billion playing instant games.

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Kent County Woman Wins $866,890 Fantasy 5 Jackpot from the Michigan Lottery

Playing the same set of numbers for years paid off for a Kent County woman who won an $866,890 Fantasy 5 jackpot from the Michigan Lottery.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, matched the Fantasy 5 numbers in the May 10 drawing to win the big prize: 03-07-17-36-38. She bought her winning ticket at the Speedway gas station, located 3605 Burlingame Avenue Southwest in Wyoming.

“My husband and I like to play the Fantasy 5 game and always play the same sets of numbers,” said the 47-year-old player. “The day after the drawing, he checked the numbers and recognized them right away. He called me and was acting very strange. When I asked what was wrong, he said: ‘I think we won some money.’

“Winning such a large Lottery prize is overwhelming and unreal. I feel like I have been losing my mind the past few days because I still can’t believe it’s real,” the player said.

The player visited Lottery headquarters to claim her big prize. With her winnings, she plans to fix up her home, pay bills, and go on a vacation.

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. For an additional $1 per play, Double Play may be added to a Fantasy 5 ticket, giving players a second chance to win up to $110,000 in the nightly Double Play drawing. 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.

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