LANSING, April 7, 1999 – After a jackpot run that rolled 17 times since Feb. 2, The Big Game’s climb into lottery millions came to a close late Tuesday night when a single ticket sold at the Fenway Star Market in Boston matched all six numbers.
The winning numbers in the Tuesday, April 6, drawing were: 12, 17, 22, 33, 44 and the Big Money Ball number was 25.
According to Massachusetts Lottery officials, the winning ticket was not a "quick pick" –- the numbers were selected by the ticket buyer, who has not yet come forward. After all sales were tallied last night, the official jackpot amount was set at $197 million, up from the previously estimated $190 million.
In addition to the jackpot-winning ticket, 70 tickets matching the first five Big Game numbers for a prize of $150,000 were sold throughout the Big Game states. Of those 70, Michigan Lottery retailers sold 12 of them:
- 1-Stop Food Store #23 in Davison
- Groneks Party Store in Marysville
- Total Petroleum #4275 in Jackson
- D&D Town & Country Market in Southfield
- Cheker #7143 in Sturgis
- Wesco #26 in Muskegon
- Ryans Foods in Detroit
- Lakeport Market in Lakeport
- Rite Aid Discount Pharmacy #4335 in Trenton
- Dairy Mart #9977 in Temperance
- 7-Eleven #112A in Saginaw
- Vince’s Bakery & Party Store in Detroit
"This was an exciting couple of weeks for Lottery players in all the Big Game states!" said Michigan Lottery Commissioner Don Gilmer. "Of course we’re disappointed not to have a Michigan jackpot winner this time, but we’re thrilled for the thousands of other cash prize winners throughout the state. I expect our regional offices and retailers to be very busy the next few days with prize claims."
In all, Michigan Lottery players won more than $3.5 million in cash prizes in Tuesday’s Big Game drawing..
The next Big Game drawing will be conducted Friday, April 9, with a jackpot of $5 million, and tonight’s (April 7) Michigan Lotto drawing sits at an estimated $18 million.
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