The stacks of cash in the Lotto 47 jackpot keep getting taller and now stand at $11.85 million for Saturday night’s drawing.
If a lucky player wins the $11.85 million Lotto 47 jackpot, it would be the largest Lotto 47 jackpot won this year, and the biggest won since 2013. It also would mark the third time the game’s jackpot has been won in 2015. To win the jackpot, players must match all six of the numbers drawn.
Players have taken notice of the steadily growing jackpot. Nearly 16,500 winning tickets, including 14 $2,500 winners were sold for Wednesday’s night’s drawing.
In January, the Lotto 47 jackpot was won twice, with the big wins coming just a week apart.
On Jan. 17, one ticket matched the six Lotto 47 numbers drawn – 04-06-16-26-33-36 – to win a $3.5 million jackpot. The winning ticket was bought at the Pellston General Store, located at 45 North U.S. 31 in Pellston. It was purchased about 8:20 a.m. on Jan. 15. One week later, a lucky player matched the six Lotto 47 numbers drawn Jan. 24 – 02-04-14-17-27-30 – to win a $1 million jackpot. That ticket was bought at the E&A Pit Stop, located at 5586 East Apple Avenue in Muskegon.
The winner of the $3.5 million Lotto 47 jackpot from Jan. 17 has yet to come forward. The winning ticket holder should contact the Michigan Lottery Public Relations Division at (517) 373-1237 to schedule an appointment to collect the big prize. The prize must be claimed at the Lottery’s headquarters in Lansing. Tickets for Lotto 47 are valid for one year from the drawing date.