Entry Up Giveaway Gives Michigan Lottery Players Chance to Win $20,000 Prize

entryup_fbfeatureimageThe Michigan Lottery’s new Entry Up Giveaway is giving players a chance to win a $20,000 prize by playing online games in October.

Beginning Tuesday, for every $5 played on online Lottery games, players will earn one entry into a drawing for a $20,000 cash prize, and one entry into a daily drawing for $100 in online bonus free play. The winner of the $20,000 prize will be selected on Nov. 2 in a random drawing.

Players also may earn bonus entries into the Entry Up Giveaway. Select days during October will give players double entries into the daily and grand prize giveaways. Additionally, new players will receive one bonus entry for the daily and grand prize giveaways when they sign up for an online Lottery account. Players who make their first successful deposit online also will receive one bonus entry into the daily and grand prize giveaways. There is no limit on the number entries a player may earn.

Michigan Lottery players have a chance to win up to $500,000 instantly playing online. Players may also 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 30 different games with plays ranging in price from 5 cents to $20.

More than 401,000 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 2015, Lottery players won about $127.7 million playing games online.

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Lotto 47 Jackpot Climbs to $5.5 Million

Lotto 47 with EZMatchIt could be a winning weekend for a Michigan Lottery player if they win Saturday’s $5.5 million Lotto 47 jackpot from the Michigan Lottery. To win the jackpot, players must match all six of the numbers drawn.

If a player wins Saturday night’s Lotto 47 jackpot, it would mark the ninth time the game’s jackpot has been won in 2016. Lotto 47 jackpot winners have won more than $14.1 million in 2016.

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 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 until 7:08 p.m. on the day of the drawing.

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Saginaw Man Wins $92,081 Club Keno The Jack Prize

LaVern Hall, Jr., poses for a photo with his daughter, Sue (right), and granddaughter, Kayla (left), after collecting his $92,081 Club Keno The Jack prize.

LaVern Hall, Jr., poses for a photo with his daughter, Sue (right), and granddaughter, Kayla (left), after collecting his $92,081 Club Keno The Jack prize.

A Saginaw man thought his eyes were playing tricks on him when he checked his Club Keno The Jack ticket and saw he’d won $92,081.

LaVern Hall, Jr., 71, won the big prize when his easy pick The Jack numbers – 18-33-41-45-50-59-62-73 -– matched eight of the 20 Club Keno numbers drawn in draw 1381067 Thursday. He bought his winning ticket at Dollar Bargain, located at 3787 North Michigan Avenue in Saginaw.

“I had to check my ticket three times before I believed what I was seeing,” said Hall. “I still thought I might be reading the ticket wrong, so I took it to a retailer and they confirmed that I had won big.”

Hall visited Lottery headquarters Wednesday to claim the big prize. With his winnings, he plans to buy his daughter a boat, take a vacation, and share the remainder with his family.

“Winning so much is still sinking in, I really just can’t believe it,” Hall said.

Hall's winning ticket.

Hall’s winning ticket.

The Jack is a Club Keno add-on game that players may add to their Club Keno wager for as little as $1 per draw. With The Jack, players get eight easy pick numbers to match to the Club Keno numbers drawn. Players may win prizes ranging from $1 to the jackpot. The jackpot starts at $10,000 and grows until it is won. To win the jackpot, players must match all eight numbers.

Club Keno may be played at the 11,000 Lottery retailers across the state. Drawings take place every three and a half minutes. Results and live drawings may be found online at http://www.michiganlottery.com.

In 2015, Lottery players won about $380.7 million playing Club Keno, The KICKER, and The Jack.

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Lotto 47 Jackpot Climbs to $5.3 Million

Lotto 47 with EZMatchA Michigan Lottery player could become the state’s newest multimillionaire if they win tonight’s $5.3 million Lotto 47 jackpot from the Michigan Lottery. To win the jackpot, players must match all six of the numbers drawn.

If a player wins tonight’s Lotto 47 jackpot, it would mark the ninth time the game’s jackpot has been won in 2016. Lotto 47 jackpot winners have won more than $14.1 million in 2016.

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 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 until 7:08 p.m. on the day of the drawing.

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Macomb County Educator Wins Excellence in Education Award from the Michigan Lottery

Shawn Mahfet poses for a photo after accepting her Excellence in Education award from Michigan State University basketball coach Tom Izzo.

Shawn Mahfet poses for a photo after accepting her Excellence in Education award from Michigan State University basketball coach Tom Izzo.

A Macomb County educator who created a high school medical sciences program and seeks out hands-on opportunities for students to encourage them to pursue medical careers has been honored with an Excellence of Education award from the Michigan Lottery.

The award winner, Shawn Ann Mahfet, RN, MSN, teaches the Armada Medical Sciences Program at Armada High School.  The program combines science and math content with practical applications and offers students a chance to earn a certification that enables them to work in the medical field after graduation.

The Michigan Lottery established the Excellence in Education awards in 2014 to recognize outstanding public school educators across the state during the school year.

Winners of the weekly award receive a plaque, a $500 cash prize, and a $500 grant to their classroom, school or school district.  One of the weekly winners will be selected as the Educator of the Year and will receive a $10,000 cash prize.

Each winner also is featured in a news segment on the Lottery’s media partner stations:  WXYZ-TV in Detroit, FOX 17 in Grand Rapids, and FOX 47 in Lansing. The news segment featuring Mahfet will air this evening in Grand Rapids and Lansing and then on Thursday in Detroit.

For the Excellence in Education awards program, the Lottery has teamed up with Michigan State University basketball coach Tom Izzo, who presented her with the award at the Breslin Center.

Mahfet said her favorite part of being a teacher is “sharing my experience and knowledge about health care with my students and helping my students gain practical experience in health care settings.”

“I began working in the health care field in medical career and technical education and loved teaching within my nursing profession.  When the opportunity became available to teach in a high school setting, I jumped at the chance. I am excited to have the opportunity to give back to my students,” she said.  “I love watching students get excited about medicine!  Health care is always changing.  There is always something new to learn.”

Shawn Mahfet talks with Michigan State University basketball coach, Tom Izzo, after accepting her Excellence in Education award.

Shawn Mahfet talks with Michigan State University basketball coach, Tom Izzo, after accepting her Excellence in Education award.

Mahfet was nominated for the Excellence in Education award by the principal at Armada High School, Phillip Jankowski. In his nomination, he noted Mahfet established the medical sciences program as a part-time teacher in 2010 with 20 students.  Since then, the program has grown to more than 220 students, including some from other districts.

“The curriculum is based on state and national guidelines and includes a competitive component through the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) organization, allowing students to compete at the state and national level in various health science disciplines,” the nomination said, noting that the students in the program consistently earn awards in the competitions.

“Mrs. Mahfet always goes above and beyond to help out in the community with health fairs for senior citizens and provide other hands-on experiences for her students.  These include partnerships with local medical providers including the Crittenton Hospital Medical Center, Ferris State University, and several other colleges and universities,” it said.

“Last year, she created an innovative partnership with Macomb Community College to enable her students to earn their Certified Nursing Assistant certification.  Also, she partnered with St. Louis University to enable students to observe procedures such as autopsies, heart surgeries, and joint replacements and give students opportunities to interact with doctors and other medical staff members.

“As a district where only 15 percent of parents have college degrees, many of the students in Armada High School are among the first in their family to attend college. Mrs. Mahfet has ignited a passion for learning that has resulted in 100 percent of her students going on to college.  They are exceptionally well prepared to be successful and cite Mrs. Mahfet’s inspiration as the reason they found their passion for medicine.  Not only is Shawn Mahfet changing the lives of her students for the better, she is helping to improve the lives of the many patients those students will treat in the years to come.”

Mahfet earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Wayne State University and then a master’s in women’s health nursing at Wayne State. In addition to her teaching duties, she also serves as a contingent staff nurse at the Birthing Center at Crittenton Hospital Medical Center.

Outstanding public school educators may be nominated for an Excellence in Education award at http://bit.ly/ExcellenceInEducation or through the websites of the Lottery’s media partner stations.

Excellence in Education award nominees are evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Excellence – Their work consistently helps students and/or their schools or school districts advance to higher levels of academic achievement.
  • Dedication – They consistently go above and beyond expectations to help students succeed.
  • Inspiration – Their work inspires others around them to exceed expectations either academically or professionally.
  • Leadership – They demonstrate clear leadership skills in their positions with their school or school districts
  • Effectiveness – The nominee’s work has clear and positive results on the educational advancement of students within the school or school district.
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