Kalamazoo County Man Wins $121,668 Monthly Jackpot Progressive Prize from the Michigan Lottery

Jackpot graphicA Kalamazoo County man “about had a heart attack” when he won a $121,668 Monthly Jackpot progressive prize from the Michigan Lottery.

The lucky 50-year-old player, who chose to remain anonymous, won $121,668 after he was selected in a random drawing that took place earlier this month. He earned entries into the giveaway by playing the Monthly Jackpot game online at MichiganLottery.com.

“The Monthly Jackpot game looked fun, so I started playing it without even knowing it had a second chance component at first,” said the player. “My phone started ringing while I was at work one day and I saw from the caller ID that it was the Lottery. I knew I had to have won a prize, but I thought it was going to be a $5,000 prize from the monthly Spin to Win drawing.

“When I answered the phone and was told I’d won a $121,668 Monthly Jackpot prize, I about had a heart attack! It has been such a cool and exciting experience.”

The player recently visited Lottery headquarters to claim the big prize. With his winnings, he plans to pay bills and then save the remainder.

Monthly Jackpot is an online instant game that includes a second chance progressive jackpot drawing. Part of every purchase of the Monthly Jackpot game funds a progressive jackpot prize which is awarded in a second chance drawing each month. Players earn one entry for every $0.50 wagered playing the Monthly Jackpot game.

After the entry period has closed, a random drawing takes place with one jackpot winner being selected from all entries for that month. Entries are only valid for the entry period in which they were earned. Each month, a new drawing period begins, and the progressive jackpot is reset to $5,000. The next drawing will take place September 7.

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Lenawee County Woman Wins $1 Million Playing the Michigan Lottery’s $40 Million Cash Payout Instant Game

Winning TicketA Lenawee County woman had several sleepless nights after winning $1 million playing the Michigan Lottery’s $40 Million Cash Payout instant game.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought her winning ticket at the Mobil gas station, located at 1105 North Main Street in Adrian.

“I picked a random instant ticket to purchase while I was at the store, scratched only the barcode, and scanned it to see if I’d won,” said the player. “The machine said to file a claim, so I scanned the ticket a few more times thinking the machine was down. Since I kept getting the same message, I scratched the ticket to see if I’d won.

“When I saw the $1 million prize, I was having a hard time containing my excitement and didn’t want to cause a scene, so I got in my car and went home. I couldn’t sleep for days because I was so shocked and excited!”

The 67-year-old player visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim her prize. She chose to receive her prize as a one-time lump sum payment of about $693,000 rather than 30 annuity payments for the full amount. She plans to save her winnings.

Players have won more than $15 million playing $40 Million Cash Payout which launched in May. Each $10 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $10 up to $1 million. More than $34 million in prizes remain, including two $1 million top prizes, 17 $10,000 prizes, and 80 $2,000 prizes.

In 2021, Lottery players won more than $1.8 billion playing instant games.

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Lansing Man Wins $100,000 Powerball Prize from the Michigan Lottery

Winning TicketA Lansing man was shocked to find out he’d won a $100,000 Powerball prize from the Michigan Lottery.

Johnnie Porter Jr., 69, matched the four white balls and the Powerball – 09-21-56-57-66 PB:11 – in the August 3 drawing to win a $50,000 prize. Thanks to the Power Play, the prize was multiplied to $100,000. He bought his winning ticket at the Shell gas station, located at 3206 West Saginaw Street in Lansing.

“I always purchase a few Powerball tickets when the jackpot gets high,” said Porter Jr. “I was checking my tickets after the drawing and when I saw I’d matched the first few numbers, I thought: ‘At least I won something!’ I continued checking the rest of the numbers and realized I may have won big.

“I took my ticket to a store to check it and got a message to file a claim, so I drove to the nearest Lottery office to see how much I’d won. When they told me the ticket was a $100,000 winner, I was shocked!”

Porter Jr. recently visited Lottery headquarters to claim his prize. With his winnings, he plans to purchase a new vehicle and then save the remainder.

The Powerball jackpot was last won on August 3. One ticket bought in Pennsylvania won the $206.9 million jackpot. The current jackpot stands at $66 million.

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. For an additional $1 per play, Double Play may be added to a Powerball ticket, giving players a second chance to win up to $10 million in the nightly Double Play drawing.

The Powerball drawing takes place at 10:59 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday and may be watched live online at: http://www.powerball.com. Powerball tickets are sold in 45 states, Washington D.C., U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.

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Macomb County Man Wins $250,000 KENO! Prize from the Michigan Lottery

Winning TicketA Macomb County man feels like he’s “on top of the world” after winning $250,000 playing the Michigan Lottery’s KENO! game.

The lucky 90-year-old player, who chose to remain anonymous, matched 10 of the 22 numbers drawn June 18. His winning numbers were: 01-13-26-32-38-40-55-64-67-79. He bought his winning ticket at the CVS Pharmacy, located at 43611 Schoenherr Road in Sterling Heights.

“I play a variety of Lottery games, but KENO! has been my favorite game to play lately,” said the player. “I was checking several tickets at the store and got a message to see the retailer after scanning one of my KENO! tickets.

“I gave the cashier my ticket to check and asked him if I’d won big. After he looked it over for a minute, he said: ‘I think you did it!’ I took the ticket to the nearest Lottery office and asked them to check it to be sure. When they confirmed my prize, I was exhilarated!”

The player visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim his prize. He plans to save his winnings.

“After playing the Lottery for years, I feel like I’m on top of the world after finally winning big,” the player said.

KENO! tickets may be purchased for $1. Players select 10 numbers from one to 80 for a chance to win prizes ranging from a free instant ticket up to $250,000. Drawings for the game take place at 7:30 p.m. seven days a week.

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Winning Lucky For Life Ticket Bought in Shelby Township; Ticket Worth $25,000 a Year for Life

Lucky for Life LogoA Michigan Lottery player is looking forward to a lifetime of cash after winning $25,000 a year for life playing Lucky For Life.

A ticket matched the five white balls drawn Saturday night – 13-26-34-37-48 – to win the big prize. The winning ticket was bought at the Sunoco gas station, located at 45471 Ryan Road in Shelby Township. This is the fifth time a Michigan player has won a lifetime prize playing Lucky For Life this year.

The lucky winner has two choices to collect the big prizes:

  • Annual $25,000 payments for a minimum of 20 years or life, whichever is greater, or
  • A one-time lump sum cash payment of $390,000

The winner should contact the Michigan Lottery Player Relations Division at 844-887-6836, option 2 to schedule an appointment to collect the big prize. The prize must be claimed at the Lottery’s headquarters in Lansing. Lucky For Life tickets are valid for one year from the drawing date.

For just $2 per play, Lucky For Life gives Lottery players a chance to win prizes ranging from $3 to a lifetime of cash. To win the game’s top prize of $1,000 a day for life, players must match all five winning numbers ranging from 1 to 48, plus one Lucky Ball ranging from 1 to 18. Players who match all five winning numbers, but not the Lucky Ball, will win $25,000 a year for life. Drawings take place at 10:38 p.m. seven days-a-week. Tickets may be purchased at Lottery retailers across the state and online at MichiganLottery.com.

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