Michigan Lottery players have more than 12 million reasons to buy a Lotto 47 ticket for Wednesday night’s drawing, now that the game’s jackpot has topped the $12 million mark.
If a lucky player wins the $12.3 million Lotto 47 jackpot, it would be the largest Lotto 47 jackpot won this year. It also would be the biggest Lotto 47 jackpot won since a $13.3 million prize from the Aug. 14, 2013 drawing. And it would mark the third time that 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 21,000 winning tickets, including 29 $2,500 winners were sold for Saturday 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. A 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.
Each Lotto 47 play is only $1. Players select six numbers from one to 47 for a chance to win a jackpot starting at $1 million and that grows until someone wins it. For an additional $1 per game, players may add EZMatch to their ticket for a chance to win up to $500 instantly. Lotto 47 drawings take place on Wednesday and Saturday at 7:29 p.m. Tickets may be purchased until 7:08 p.m. on the day of the drawing.