A Michigan Lottery player is waking up to a lifetime of cash after winning $25,000 a year for life playing Lucky For Life.
A ticket bought at the Riverview Party Store, located at 3885 Kawkawlin River Drive in Bay City, matched the five white balls drawn Thursday night – 05-21-28-35-47 – to win the big prize. This is the eighth time that a Michigan winner has won a lifetime prize in the Lucky For Life game.
The lucky winner has two choices to collect the big prize:
- Annual payments for a minimum of 20 years or life, whichever is greater, or
- A one-time lump sum cash payment of $390,000
Michigan players have won more than $11 million so far playing Lucky For Life, including the eight $25,000 a year for life winners, and 60 $5,000 winners. Each Lucky For Life drawing is producing about 13,300 winners on average in Michigan.
The winner 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. Lucky For Life tickets are valid for one year from the drawing date.
For just $2 per play, Lucky For Life gives Lottery players a chance to win prizes ranging from $3 to a lifetime of cash. To win the game’s top prize of $1,000 a day for life, players must match all five winning numbers ranging from 1 to 48, plus one Lucky Ball ranging from 1 to 18. Players who match all five winning numbers, but not the Lucky Ball, will win $25,000 a year for life. Lucky For Life drawings take place every Monday and Thursday at 10:35 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at Lottery retailers across the state.