LANSING, April 14, 2000 — Michael Zabor of Utica was one of two jackpot winners in the April 10 Michigan Rolldown drawing, earning him half of the $34,602 jackpot prize pool! The winning numbers for that day’s drawing were: 12, 22, 23, 29 and 33. The other lucky ticket-holder has yet to come forward to claim his or her $17,301 prize.
In total for the April 10 Michigan Rolldown drawing, there were 36,571 winners who shared $117,122 in prizes. In addition to the two jackpot winners, there were 133 winners who matched four numbers for a prize of $106; 3,554 winners who matched three numbers for a prize of $10; and 32,882 winners who matched two numbers for the $1 prize.
Zabor said he was speechless when he learned he had matched all five numbers to win a share of the jackpot! He said he has been playing Michigan Rolldown regularly since it started.
The 55-year-old winner, who enjoys woodworking in his free time, purchased the winning Michigan Rolldown "easy pick" ticket at M 59 Mart Inc., 45525 Van Dyke Ave., in Utica. He said he plans to apply his winnings toward the purchase of a new home.
Prior to turning the winning ticket in at the Lottery’s regional office in Sterling Heights, the senior auto designer at Daimler-Chrysler said he kept it in his wallet to ensure its safety.
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.