A Clare County Lottery club was in complete shock after winning a $1.2 million Lotto 47 jackpot from the Michigan Lottery.
The Lottery club members, who chose to remain anonymous, matched the winning Lotto 47 numbers drawn May 7: 12-14-24-33-39-44. They bought their winning ticket at the Sunrise Store, located at 6078 North Clare Avenue in Harrison. Harrison is about 15 miles north of Clare.
“We have been playing Lotto 47 for years and always play easy pick numbers,” said the club’s representative. “I looked up the winning numbers online after the drawing and checked them off one by one on the ticket. When I saw we’d matched all of them to win the jackpot, I was in complete shock. I never thought we would actually win big!”
The two-member club visited Lottery headquarters to claim the big prize. They chose to receive their prize as one lump-sum payment of about $832,000 rather than annuity payments for the full amount. With their winnings, they plan to complete home renovations and travel.
“Winning is totally amazing! We have played for years and can’t believe it finally paid off,” the club representative said.
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.