Drummond Island Man Wins $500,000 Playing the Michigan Lottery’s $500,000 Wild Time Instant Game

Dreams do come true. At least that’s the case for a Drummond Island man who dreamed about winning big playing the Michigan Lottery’s $500,000 Wild Time instant game.

“I have had three dreams where I’ve won $500,000 playing this game,” said Jesse Fravala. “Ever since the first dream, I have been playing this game hoping the dream would come true and here I am.”

Fravala bought his winning ticket at Wazz’s Party Plus, located at 29582 East Channel Road on Drummond Island.

“I bought five tickets and didn’t win anything on the first four,” said Fravala. “I wasn’t expecting to win anything on the last one either, so when I scratched off a $500,000 I didn’t believe it was real. I had tears in my eyes.”

The 23-year-old Fravala visited Lottery headquarters Monday to claim the big prize. With his winnings, he plans to buy a vehicle and then invest the remainder.

“Winning definitely feels like my dream,” Fravala said.

Players have won more than $33 million playing $500,000 Wild Time, which launched in March. Each $10 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $10 up to $500,000. More than $16 million in prizes remain, including 38 $10,000 prizes and 69 $1,000 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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$1.2 Million Lotto 47 Jackpot Won; Winning Ticket Sold in Westland

The holidays are going to be very happy for a lucky Michigan Lottery player who won $1.2 million playing Lotto 47.

The winning ticket matched all six Lotto 47 numbers drawn Saturday: 02-04-08-09-17-28. The winning ticket was bought at the Wayne Med Mart, located at 417 South Wayne Road in Westland.

This is the fourth 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. In August, a player won a $17 million Lotto 47 jackpot with a ticket bought at the Checkered Flag Party Store, located 2015 South M-33 in West Branch. Last month, a player won a $5 million Lotto 47 jackpot with a ticket bought at the D&W store, located at 6425 28th Street Southeast in Grand Rapids.

The lucky ticket holder from Wednesday’s drawing should contact the Lottery’s Public Relations Division at (517) 373-1237 to make an appointment to claim the prize at the Lottery headquarters in Lansing. Lotto 47 tickets are valid for one year from the drawing date.

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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Oakland County Woman Wins $300,000 Playing the Michigan Lottery’s 20X Merry Multiplier Instant Game

An Oakland County woman couldn’t stop screaming: “We’re rich!” after winning $300,000 playing the Michigan Lottery’s 20X Merry Multiplier instant game.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought her winning ticket at the Wolverine Lake Party store, located at 297 Glengary Road in Wolverine Lake.

“I play the Lottery regularly and have always thought about winning big,” said the 61-year-old player. “When I scratched the ticket off, I thought I’d won $30,000. After looking a little closer, I realized it was $300,000!

“All I could do was run around the house yelling: ‘We’re rich!’”

The lucky player visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim the big prize. With her winnings, she plans to buy a new vehicle, complete some home improvements, and then save the remainder.

“It hasn’t really sunk in yet that I won such a big prize. It feels great to win. It’s going to change my life,” the player said.

Players have won more than $5 million playing 20X Merry Multiplier, which launched in October. Each $5 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $5 up to $300,000. More than $11 million in prizes remain, including one $300,000 top prize and seven $1,000 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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A Michigan Lottery Reminder: Practice Responsible Giving this Holiday Season

The Michigan Lottery has teamed up with the National Council on Problem Gambling to remind players to practice responsible giving this holiday season when using Lottery tickets as gifts.

All Lottery players must be at least 18 years old, so Lottery tickets shouldn’t be used as gifts for minors. This includes tickets for games such as Mega Millions, Powerball, and Lucky For Life, as well as the popular instant game tickets, which often are given as gifts during the holidays. For more information about the Lottery’s responsible giving campaign, visit: www.milotteryconnect.com/holiday-responsible-giving.

The holidays also may be a stressful time for some people, and it is best to avoid gaming activities when stressed. The Lottery reminds players: Knowing your limits is always the best bet. The Michigan Problem Gambling Helpline is available to provide free, one-on-one support for players who may have a problem. For confidential help 24 hours a day, seven days a week, players may call 800-270-7117. Chat and text options also are available through www.michiganlottery.com/responsible_gaming.

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Wayne County Man Wins $175,535 Fast Cash Prize

A 21-year-old Wayne County man couldn’t contain his excitement after winning a $175,535 20X The Cash Fast Cash prize from the Michigan Lottery.

The player bought his winning ticket at the Exxon gas station, located at 22422 Wick Road in Taylor.

“I play Fast Cash every once in a while,” said the player, who chose to remain anonymous. “As soon as I looked the ticket over, I saw I won half the jackpot. I couldn’t stop jumping up and down and screaming right there in the gas station.”

The player recently visited Lottery headquarters to claim the big prize. He is going to put his big prize in the bank while he decides how to spend it all.

Fast Cash games are a series of instant-win games that print from terminals at Lottery retailers. Fast Cash tickets range in price from $2 per play up to $20 per play.

Fast Cash games offer a progressive jackpot that can be won instantly. Every Fast Cash ticket gives players a chance to win all or part of the progressive jackpot.

All of the Fast Cash games feed into one jackpot, which grows with every ticket purchased. The current jackpot amount prints on each ticket, so players always know the amount of the jackpot up for grabs. The jackpot may be won at any time. As soon as the jackpot is hit, a new one starts to grow.

Available Fast Cash games are:

  • Big Bowling Bucks – Each $2 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $2 up to $600 and 20 percent of the Fast Cash progressive jackpot.
  • Wild Time Progressive – Each $2 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $2 up to $500 and 20 percent of the Fast Cash progressive jackpot.
  • 20X The Cash – Each $5 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $5 up to $2,500 and 50 percent of the Fast Cash progressive jackpot.
  • Diamond Wild Time Progressive – Each $5 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $5 up to $3,000 and 50 percent of the Fast Cash progressive jackpot.
  • 50X The Cash – Each $10 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $10 up to $5,000 and 100 percent of the Fast Cash progressive jackpot.
  • Doubler Wild Time Progressive – Each $10 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $10 up to $6,000 and 100 percent of the Fast Cash progressive jackpot.
  • Jackpot Slots – Each $10 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $10 up to $5,000 and 100 percent of the Fast Cash progressive jackpot.
  • Lucky 7s – Each $10 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $10 up to $4,000 and 100 percent of the Fast Cash progressive jackpot.
  • 100X The Cash – Each $20 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $20 up to $10,000 and 100 percent of the Fast Cash progressive jackpot, plus $250,000.
  • Jumbo Jackpot Slots – Each $20 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $20 up to $10,000 and 100 percent of the Fast Cash progressive jackpot plus $250,000.

Fast Cash prizes never sell out and there is no waiting for a drawing as all games are played immediately. In 2018, players won more than $51.5 million playing Fast Cash games.

Fast Cash games may be purchased at 10,500 retailers across the state.

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