LANSING, June 6, 2000 — A lucky Detroit man’s wallet is now a little fuller after matching all five numbers in the May 9 Michigan Rolldown drawing to win the $26,984 jackpot! The winning numbers in that day’s drawing were: 3, 12, 18, 21 and 24.
In total for the May 9 Michigan Rolldown drawing, there were 29,726 winners who shared $93,285 in prizes. In addition to the sole jackpot winner, there were 114 winners who matched four numbers for a prize of $97; 3,204 winners who matched three numbers for a prize of $9; and 26,407 winners who matched two numbers for the $1 prize.
The winning Michigan Rolldown "easy pick" ticket was purchased at Imperial Supermarket Inc., 1940 E. 8 Mile Road, in Detroit.
The 75-year-old winner said he enjoys playing Michigan Lottery games. He added that he has been playing Lottery games for the past 27 years and he truly enjoys the wide variety of games offered.
The lucky man said he doesn’t have any special 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.