Kent County Man Wins $97,885 Monthly Jackpot Progressive Prize

Jackpot graphicA Kent County man was in shock after receiving a voicemail from the Michigan Lottery informing him he won a $97,885 Monthly Jackpot progressive prize.

The lucky 50-year-old player, who chose to remain anonymous, won $97,885 after he was selected in a random drawing that took place Nov. 9. He earned entries into the giveaway by playing the Monthly Jackpot game online at

“I knew that by playing the Monthly Jackpot game I was also earning entries into a second chance giveaway, but I never thought I would actually win,” said the player. “I was at work one day and saw I had a voicemail from a Lansing phone number. When I listened to the voicemail and learned I’d won a $97,885 prize I was in shock!

“It seemed too good to be true, so I decided to see if I had gotten any email notifications about this prize. After looking through my email, I realized I had accidentally deleted the email from the Lottery informing me of the prize. My coworker asked if something was wrong, and all I could respond was: ‘I think I just won a lot of money!’ It has been such a crazy and fun experience.”

The player recently visited Lottery headquarters to claim the big prize. With his winnings, he plans to purchase a car and pay bills.

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.

Seven Monthly Jackpot Progressive prizes have been awarded since the game began in April:

  • April 2022 – $338,256 progressive jackpot prize
  • May 2022 – $178,116 progressive jackpot prize
  • June 2022 – $139,221 progressive jackpot prize
  • July 2022 – $121,668 progressive jackpot prize
  • August 2022 – $104,730 progressive jackpot prize
  • September 2022 – $99,821 progressive jackpot prize
  • October 2022 – $97,885 progressive jackpot prize

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 Dec. 14.

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