If a player wins Saturday’s $16.95 million Lotto 47 jackpot, it would be the largest Lotto 47 jackpot won since July 2015 when an Otsego County man won a $13.1 million jackpot. The Lotto 47 jackpot was won eight times in 2016 with the jackpots totaling more than $14.1 million. In January 2016, a Mason County couple won a $4.2 million Lotto 47 jackpot, which was the largest prize won playing the game in 2016.
On March 1, 2008, a lucky player won a $23.6 million Lotto 47 jackpot. That jackpot holds the record for the largest Lotto 47 prize.
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.