An Ottawa County woman is packing her bags for a dream vacation after winning the largest-ever online Monthly Jackpot progressive prize from the Michigan Lottery.
The lucky 50-year-old player, who chose to remain anonymous, won $338,256 after she was selected in a random drawing that took place earlier this month. She earned entries into the giveaway by playing the Monthly Jackpot game online at MichiganLottery.com.
“When I was checking my email and saw one from the Michigan Lottery notifying me that I won the Monthly Jackpot drawing, I was in shock,” said the player. “I called the Lottery right away to make sure it was real. Once I confirmed I had really won, I went to tell my husband the good news. Winning feels like a dream!”
With her winnings, she plans to take a trip to Italy with her husband and then save the remainder.
Monthly Jackpot is an online instant game that includes a second chance progressive jackpot drawing. Part of every purchase of the Monthly Jackpot game funds a progressive jackpot prize which is awarded in a second chance drawing each month. Players earn one entry for every $0.50 wagered playing the Monthly Jackpot game.
After the entry period has closed, a random drawing takes place with one jackpot winner being selected from all entries for that month. Entries are only valid for the entry period in which they were earned. Each month, a new drawing period begins, and the progressive jackpot is reset to $5,000. The next drawing will take place June 8.