Big Game Jackpot At $300 Million For Tuesday, April 16 Drawing! Jackpot Just $64 Million From Record-Setting Territory!

LANSING, April 13, 2002 – No one matched all six numbers in Friday night’s Big Game drawing, pushing the jackpot for Tuesday (April 16) to a new level of lottery excitement! The estimated jackpot for Tuesday’s drawing is $300 million, just $63 million short of tying the $363 million record-setting Big Game jackpot of May 9, 2000.

"I don’t think anyone expected a jackpot run like this!" said Acting Michigan Lottery Commissioner James Kipp. "There has been so much great coverage of The Big Game that I think people who don’t usually play lottery games are even trying their luck. I truly hope that when the jackpot is finally hit, Michigan Lottery players are a big, big part of it!"

The winning Big Game numbers for Friday, April 12, 2000, were: 6, 13, 14, 17, 41 and the Big Money Ball number was 6.

Although no one collected the estimated $220 million jackpot last night, there were 44 tickets across the seven Big Game states that correctly matched the first five numbers for a prize of $150,000. Eight of those tickets were sold by Michigan Lottery retailers:

  • Busch’s Valu Land #1086, 1325 East M-36, in Pinckney (Livingston County)
  • Cracker Barrel Party Center, 41741 Ford Road, in Canton (Wayne County)
  • Smoker’s Express, 52847 Hayes Road, in Shelby Twp. (Macomb County)
  • 8-Points Party Store, 25335 W. 8 Mile Road, in Redford Twp. (Wayne County)
  • Willis Market, 10079 Willis Road, in Willis (Washtenaw County)
  • Speedway #8702, 440 Pointe Tremble Road, in Algonac (St. Clair County)
  • Uptown Food & Liquor, 18201 W. 7 Mile Road, in Detroit (Wayne County)
  • Rite Aid Discount Pharmacy #1466, 1029 4 Mile Road NW, in Grand Rapids (Kent County)

If one winning ticket matches all six numbers in Tuesday night’s drawing and the player has selected annuity payments over 26 years, the $300 million jackpot would amount to pre-tax payments of roughly:

  • $11.5 million per year;
  • $221,893 per week; or
  • $31,699 per day!

For those who prefer to take their cash winnings up-front, it’s an exceptional payday as well.  If one lucky cash-option player matches all six winning numbers, he or she will take home a check for approximately $160 million (before taxes), the estimated present cash value of Tuesday’s $300 million jackpot. (The Michigan Lottery is required by law to withhold estimated federal tax of 27 percent and estimated state tax of 4.1 percent, on any prize over $5,000.)

Big Game tickets are available in Michigan, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Virginia. Tuesday’s drawing will be conducted at 11 p.m. and broadcast on cable superstation WGN out of Chicago as well as a network of Michigan stations (check local listings). For more information, you can also visit The Big Game’s Web site at:


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