LANSING, May 1, 2000 – Lottery officials announced that no winning ticket correctly matched all six winning numbers – 5, 28, 29, 32, 49 and the Big Money Ball number, 29 – in the April 28, 2000 Big Game drawing, pushing the jackpot for May 2 to an estimated $140 million!
One lucky Michigan Lottery player did correctly match the first five numbers in that drawing to win the $150,000 prize, however. That winning ticket was sold at Franks Party Store #2, 311 Lansing St., in Charlotte (Eaton County). The winner has not yet come forward to claim the prize.
If one winning ticket matches all six numbers in Tuesday night’s drawing and the player has selected annuity payments over 26 years, the $140 million jackpot would amount to pre-tax payments of roughly:
- $5.38 million annually;
- $103,550 per week; or
- $14,792 per day!
For those who prefer to take their cash winnings up-front, it’s a pretty nice payday as well. If one lucky cash-option player matches all six winning numbers, he or she will take home a check for approximately $71 million (before taxes), the estimated present cash value of Tuesday’s jackpot!
Big Game tickets are available in Michigan, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Virginia. Tuesday’s drawing will be conducted at 11 p.m. and broadcast on cable superstation WGN out of Chicago as well as a network of Michigan stations (check local listings). For more information, you can also visit The Big Game’s new Web site at: www.theofficialbiggame.com.