LANSING, June 28, 2000 — Michigan Lottery players continue to win big with the Lottery’s newest game, Michigan Rolldown! There were three lucky jackpot winners in the June 22 Michigan Rolldown drawing — one from Carleton, one from Taylor and one from Troy. The winning numbers for that drawing were: 1, 5, 15, 20 and 21.
The total jackpot prize pool for the June 22 drawing was $22,065, so each jackpot winner received $7,355, before taxes. In total for the June 22 Rolldown drawing, there were 23,455 winners who shared $74,485 in prizes. In addition to the three jackpot winners, there were 84 winners who matched four numbers for a prize of $107; 2,508 winners who matched three numbers for a prize of $9; and 20,860 winners who matched two numbers for the $1 prize.
Kimberly Duffy, the 39-year-old winner from Carleton, said she has been playing the Michigan Rolldown game since it began in February.
The teacher’s aide at Airport Schools said her dad had a dream about someone winning the Lottery, so she used the numbers he dreamt about when purchasing her winning Michigan Rolldown ticket! Prior to turning the winning ticket in at the Lottery’s regional office in Redford Township, Duffy said she placed it on her refrigerator to ensure its safety.
The lucky lady purchased the winning Michigan Rolldown ticket at Food Town #47, 3000 Van Horn Road, in Trenton. Duffy, who enjoys playing sports in her free time, said she plans to use her winnings to take a vacation.
Richard Henig of Taylor, the second jackpot winner in the June 22 Michigan Rolldown drawing, said he learned he had won a jackpot prize after calling the Lottery’s toll-free Lottery Link hotline (1-800-822-8888).
"I called the hotline to check the numbers on my ticket," he said. "I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. I was so excited to win!"
Prior to turning the winning Michigan Rolldown ticket in at the Lottery’s regional office in Redford Township, the 61-year-old winner said he kept it on his refrigerator for safe-keeping. The retiree purchased the winning Michigan Rolldown ticket at Farmer Jack #697, 9850 Telegraph Road, in Taylor.
Henig, who enjoys watching sports and listening to music in his free time, said he plans to use his winnings to pay off his car.
Alphonse Wilssens of Troy, the third jackpot winner, said he learned he had won a jackpot prize when he saw the winning numbers in the newspaper.
Like the other two jackpot winners, Wilssens also picked his own winning numbers. He said he used family members’ birthdays to make up his winning combination!
The 77-year-old retiree purchased the winning Michigan Rolldown ticket at Happy Hour Party Shoppe, 3359 Auburn Road, in Auburn Hills. Wilssens said he plans to use his winnings to make investments.
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.