LANSING, March 30, 2000 — A Bay City man experienced a little Lottery lucky recently when he matched all five numbers in the March 21 Michigan Rolldown drawing to win the $39,132 jackpot! The winning numbers in that day’s drawing were: 11, 13, 14, 26 and 31.
In total for the March 21 Michigan Rolldown drawing, there were 40,229 winners who shared $131,084 in prizes. In addition to the sole jackpot winner, there were 145 winners who matched four numbers for a prize of $110; 3,991 winners who matched three numbers for a prize of $10; and 36,092 winners who matched two numbers for the $1 prize.
The 36-year-old winner, who requested anonymity, said he was very happy to win the Michigan Rolldown jackpot!
The winning Michigan Rolldown ticket was purchased at Kaders Party Shoppe, 319 Marquette Street, in Bay City. Prior to turning the winning ticket in at the Lottery’s regional office in Bridgeport, the winner said he kept it in his wallet to ensure its safety.
The lucky man, who enjoys all sorts of sports activities, doesn’t have any plans for his winnings at this time.
Michigan Rolldown’s first drawing was held Monday, February 28, 2000. Drawings are conducted six days a week — Monday through Saturday — at 7:28 p.m., and the cost to play is $1 per wager. Tickets are available at the more than 6,400 Lottery retailers statewide.
The feature that makes Michigan Rolldown unique among other Michigan Lottery games is the "roll down" feature, ensuring that all of the prize money will be paid out each and every night. In the event that no player matches all five numbers drawn to win the jackpot, that prize money "rolls down" to players who match four of five numbers, giving them an even bigger win!
To play Michigan Rolldown, players select five numbers from a field of 33, or use the "easy pick" feature in which the computer terminal randomly picks five of 33 numbers. Odds to match all five numbers are 1 in 237,336, with overall odds to win a cash prize of 1 in 6.
Cash prizes are awarded for matching five, four, three and even two numbers. These top three prizes are pari-mutuel and, therefore, may vary from drawing to drawing. Pari-mutuel prizes are based on the number of tickets sold and the number of winners matching five, four and three numbers. The prize for matching two numbers is always $1.