An Ogemaw County man dropped to his knees in tears when he found out he had won a $1.15 million Lotto 47 jackpot from the Michigan Lottery.
The luck 62-year-old player who chose to remain anonymous, matched the winning Lotto 47 numbers drawn Dec. 24 to win the jackpot: 17-18-19-32-36-46. He bought his winning ticket at the BP gas station, located at 619 South Bennett Street in Rose City. Rose City is about 40 miles southeast of Grayling.
“I always purchase a Lotto 47 ticket when I stop at the gas station in the morning to get coffee,” said the player. “I went to the same gas station a few days after purchasing my Lotto 47 ticket and the clerk asked if I’d bought a Lotto 47 ticket from them recently because they had sold a $1.15 million winning ticket.
“I pulled the ticket out of my wallet and had her scan it. When a message came up saying to file a claim at the Lottery office, the clerk’s face lit up and she handed me a printout of the winning numbers. When I saw I’d matched them all, I dropped to my knees in tears. I feel so incredibly blessed!”
The player visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim the big prize. With his winnings, he plans to pay bills, complete home renovations, and invest.
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.