Three lucky Michigan Lottery players are headed to Las Vegas to take part in the BILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE™ after winning the GOLDEN TICKET™ second chance drawing.
The lucky winners are:
- Erik Mayernik, of South Lyon
- Deb Neubecker, of Weidman
- Jacob Schmiedknecht, of Montague
Each lucky player will have the opportunity to play the BILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE™ and a chance to win up to $1 billion. Each player and a guest will receive deluxe hotel accommodations for four days and three nights, round-trip airfare for two, ground transportation to and from the Las Vegas airport and hotel, and $1,000 spending money.
Each $10 GOLDEN TICKET™ offers players 20 chances to win instantly prizes ranging from $10 up to $1 million. Players have won more than $14 million playing GOLDEN TICKET™. More than $42.7 million in prizes remain, including three $1 million top prizes and 46 $10,000 prizes.
Players also may enter codes from non-winning tickets for a chance to win one of nine remaining trips for two to Las Vegas and for the opportunity to play the BILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE™ and a chance to win up to $1 billion. To enter, players should visit MichiganLottery.com/GoldenTicket. Second chance drawings are scheduled to take place on: Sept. 28, Oct. 26, and Nov. 30.
Lottery instant games may be purchased at 11,000 retailers across the state.
In 2016, Lottery players won nearly $817 million playing instant games.