LANSING, March 30, 2000 — Sherry Seyler of Wyandotte is rolling in dough after matching all five numbers in the March 23 Michigan Rolldown drawing to win the $36,970 jackpot! The winning numbers in that day’s drawing were: 4, 6, 15, 18 and 26.
In total for the March 23 Michigan Rolldown drawing, there were 40,496 winners who shared $125,193 in prizes. In addition to the sole jackpot winner, there were 152 winners who matched four numbers for a prize of $99; 4,104 winners who matched three numbers for a prize of $9; and 36,239 winners who matched two numbers for the $1 prize.
The winning Michigan Rolldown "easy pick" ticket was purchased at Macs Variety Pak, 375 Eureka, in Wyandotte. Prior to turning the winning ticket in at the Lottery’s regional office in Redford Township, Seyler said she kept it in a pouch to ensure its safety.
The dispatcher for Wyandotte Cab, who said she only plays Lottery games occasionally, played the new Michigan Rolldown game just four times before winning a jackpot! The lucky 53-year-old lady said she plans to use her winnings to pay bills.
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.