LANSING, June 8, 2000 — A Grandville man recently found out what it’s like to win big with the Michigan Lottery when he matched all five numbers in the June 3 Michigan Rolldown drawing to win the $23,742 jackpot! The winning numbers for that day’s drawing were: 4, 9, 12, 22 and 30.
In total for the June 3 Michigan Rolldown drawing, there were 27,217 winners who shared $81,259 in prizes. In addition to the sole jackpot winner, there were 127 winners who matched four numbers for a prize of $76; 2,968 winners who matched three numbers for a prize of $8; and 24,121 winners who matched two numbers for the $1 prize.
The winner, who requested anonymity, purchased the winning Michigan Rolldown "easy pick" ticket at Dudley Party Store, 3418 Plainfield Ave. NE, in Grand Rapids.
"I checked for the winning numbers in the Sunday paper," the winner said. "I couldn’t believe what I saw! I went through my house and woke everyone up to tell them the good news!"
The Grandville man said he enjoys playing Michigan Lottery games occasionally, and his favorites are the Daily 4 game and Michigan Rolldown. He said he hasn’t yet decided what he wants to do with his winnings.
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.