LANSING, April 11, 2000 — It’s no joke! Karen Carr of Fenwick matched all five numbers in the April 1 Michigan Rolldown drawing to win the $34,524 jackpot! The winning numbers in that day’s drawing were: 10, 19, 24, 28 and 33.
In total for the April 1 Michigan Rolldown drawing, there were 35,562 winners who shared $116,844 in prizes. In addition to the sole jackpot winner, there were 139 winners who matched four numbers for a prize of $101; 3,651 winners who matched three numbers for a prize of $10; and 31,771 winners who matched two numbers for the $1 prize.
The winning Michigan Rolldown "easy pick" ticket was purchased at Chris’ Northside Party Store, 2260 N. State Road, in Ionia. Prior to turning the winning ticket in at Lottery headquarters in Lansing, Carr said she kept it in her pocket, when it wasn’t locked up in a safe.
The factory worker at Orion Manufacturing, who said she is a regular Michigan Lottery player, said her favorite Lottery games are Michigan Lotto, The Big Game, instant game and, of course, Michigan Rolldown! The lucky 49-year-old lady, who enjoys sewing, working on crafts and gardening in her free time, said she isn’t sure what she will do with her winnings yet. She added that she will likely buy a computer with part of the money and possibly take a trip to Australia.
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.