Taking a chance on a new Lottery game paid off for a Muskegon woman who won $100,000 playing the Michigan Lottery’s $100k Raffle game.
Julie Jurkas, 57, won the big prize when her $100k Raffle number was selected as a $100,000 winner in the March 24 drawing. She purchased her ticket online at MichiganLottery.com.
“I play online regularly and decided to give the new game a try,” said Jurkas. “I bought a few tickets over the course of the game.
“The day after the drawing, I was out and realized I had forgotten to do my daily spin on the Spin to Win game. When I logged in, I got a message that I had won a big prize. It was such an exciting feeling!”
Jurkas visited Lottery headquarters to claim her prize. With her winnings, she plans to buy a new vehicle and pay bills.
Players can check their raffle tickets by viewing the winning raffle numbers on MichiganLottery.com.
The $100k Raffle is an auto-renewing raffle game that has a limited pool of 100,000 tickets for each drawing. When the last raffle ticket is purchased, the game will close, and the winning raffle numbers will be selected. After all winning numbers have been selected, the $100k Raffle will auto-renew, and a new, identical pool of 100,000 tickets will become available for sale.
The $100k Raffle offers five $100,000 prizes, 50 $1,000 prizes, 500 $100 prizes, and 5,000 $50 prizes.