Third Progressive Jackpot pays $5,500!

Raise the StakesThe third Raise The Stakes progressive jackpot has been won by Macolm A. of New Haven, who is now $5,500 richer!

Two other progressive jackpot prizes have already been awarded in Raise The Stakes and remaining progressive drawings will be July 31, August 14 and 28, September 11 and 25, and October 9 and 23.

In the first Raise The Stakes progressive drawing, Bahsar M. of Sterling Heights won $29,500. The second Raise The Stakes progressive drawing was won by Team Lana, which consisted of two Michigan Lottery players who took home a collective prize worth $30,000.

In addition to the progressive jackpot drawings, the Raise The Stakes game features five daily drawings for $100 each. So far over $20,000 has been awarded in daily drawings.

The progressive drawings can be won by a team or by an individual. When a team is selected as the winner, each member of the team receives $500 for each entry he or she contributed. Every entry the player or one of their team members submits raises their potential progressive jackpot prize by $500. It takes 60 entries to “raise the stakes” to the maximum prize of $30,000!

The $2 Raise The Stakes ticket, which went on sale June 4, includes over $7 million in total instant-win cash prizes. While everyone loves a cash prize, early indications are that the social components of the game, like the opportunity to pool second chance entries to win a progressive jackpot and a chance to win daily drawings, are extremely popular with players.

The Raise The Stakes promotions, featured at, will continue through October 22. Players can enter the drawings on the Web site, and also by using the free Raise The Stakes app or the QR codes on the tickets.  

Winners of the drawings are listed at

In addition to the many who have won Raise The Stakes cash prizes in the drawings and instantly by playing the ticket, the Lottery has rewarded Raise The Stakes gift bundles to eight players who followed it on Twitter. Robert Howard of Dearborn Heights and Douglas Niemi of Ishpeming were the lucky July 3 winners; LaVonte Johnson of Farmington Hills and Bonnie Budnick of Warren were June 26 winners; Donna Kuecken of Clay and Cathy Hutchinson of Bitely were the lucky winners in the June 19 drawing; and Sharon Merrit of Lake Orion and Melinda Frazier of Fowler scored in the June 12 drawing. All won $100 worth of Raise The Stakes tickets and an iPod Touch each!

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