The number one is No. 1 for nearly 3,700 lucky Michigan Lottery players who each won $5,000 – a total of nearly $18.4 million – over the weekend when the winning Daily 4 numbers were 1-1-1-1.
A total of 3,672 players won $5,000 apiece for matching the winning Daily 4 numbers – 1-1-1-1 – straight in Saturday evening’s drawing. The winning Daily 4 number of 1-1-1-1 last was drawn on April 26, 2005.
The number of winners and total prizes for the drawing dwarfed typical Daily 4 numbers. Saturday evening’s total number of winners and top prize total were both nearly 25 times that of a typical Daily 4 drawing. Over the last 30 days, the average number of players to match a winning number straight is 149. The total average top prize amount for a Daily 4 drawing is slightly more than $743,000.
There are four ways to play the Daily 4: straight, boxed, two-way and wheeled. Prize amounts vary based on the way a number is played, and on the order in which the winning numbers are drawn. Players may select a four-digit number, or choose an easy pick ticket. There are two Daily 4 drawings a day, seven days a week, at 12:59 p.m. and 7:29 p.m. Each play is $1.