The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, matched the winning Lotto 47 numbers drawn Aug. 18: 05-06-11-36-40-47. She bought the winning ticket online at MichiganLottery.com. This is the second time the Lotto 47 jackpot has been won by an online player. In December 2020, a Wayne County online player won a $2.5 million Lotto 47 jackpot.
“I have played Lotto 47 online for about a year,” said the player. “I always play the same numbers and I always play them online.
“When I checked the results, I saw someone had won but didn’t even think it could have been me. When I looked a little closer, the numbers seemed familiar. When I verified in my account that I was the winner I was shocked. I’m still shocked.”
The 51-year-old player visited Lottery headquarters to claim the jackpot. She chose to receive the prize as a one-time lump sum payment of about $734,000, rather than 30 annuity payments totaling $1.2 million.
With her winnings, she plans to share with family, take a vacation, and then save the remainder for retirement.
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 play, Double Play may be added to a Lotto 47 ticket, giving players a second chance to win up to $1.5 million in the nightly Double Play drawing. 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 at a retailer or online at MichiganLottery.com until 7:08 p.m. on the day of the drawing.