LANSING, July 10, 2000 — Another lucky Michigan Lottery player is rolling in dough after winning a Michigan Rolldown jackpot! A lucky man from Roseville matched all five numbers in the June 28 Michigan Rolldown drawing to win the $21,065 jackpot! The winning numbers in that day’s drawing were: 3, 7, 18, 23 and 30.
In total for the June 28 Michigan Rolldown drawing, there were 23,547 winners who shared $73,577 in prizes. In addition to the sole jackpot winner, there were 115 winners who matched four numbers for a prize of $75; 2,557 winners who matched three numbers for a prize of $9; and 20,874 winners who matched two numbers for the $1 prize.
The winner, who requested anonymity, purchased the winning Michigan Rolldown "easy pick" ticket was purchased at Original Buscemi’s, 30360 Gratiot Ave., in Roseville.
Prior to turning the winning ticket in at the Lottery’s regional office in Sterling Heights, the winner said he asked his wife to hold onto it to ensure its safety.
The 55-year-old tool maker at Best Tool said he enjoys playing Michigan Lottery games in his free time. He added that he has been playing Lottery games for the past 27 years, and he likes the wide variety of games the Lottery offers. The winner said he plans to use his winnings to "help the kids."
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.