LANSING, July 10, 2000 — A Clio man recently found out what it’s like to win big with the Michigan Lottery when he matched all five numbers in the June 29 Michigan Rolldown drawing to win the $21,864 jackpot! The winning numbers for that day’s drawing were: 11, 17, 23, 30 and 33.
In total for the June 29 Michigan Rolldown drawing, there were 24,450 winners who shared $75,497 in prizes. In addition to the sole jackpot winner, there were 104 winners who matched four numbers for a prize of $86; 2,543 winners who matched three numbers for a prize of $9; and 24,802 winners who matched two numbers for the $1 prize.
The winner, who requested anonymity, purchased the winning Michigan Rolldown "easy pick" ticket at Ernie’s Beer & Wine, 13167 N. Saginaw Road, in Clio.
"I found out what the winning numbers were when I visited a neighborhood store and saw them posted there," the winner said. "I couldn’t believe my eyes — it was beautiful!"
The 52-year-old man, a self-employed grocery person, said that prior to turning the winning ticket in at the Lottery’s regional office in Bridgeport, he kept it in his wallet to ensure its safety. He 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.