The jackpot-winning ticket was bought at Derminer’s Parkside Market, located at 7131 Old Highway 27 South in Gaylord.
The big win is the fourth-largest Lotto 47 jackpot ever won. In 2008, a lucky player won a $23.6 million jackpot playing Lotto 47. The $13.1 million jackpot is the largest Lotto 47 prize won this year, and marks the third time in 2015 a player has won the game’s jackpot.
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 holders from the Jan. 17 drawing and Wednesday’s drawing should contact the Michigan Lottery Public Relations Division at (517) 373-1237 to schedule an appointment to collect the big prizes. The prizes 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.