The lucky 49-year-old player, who chose to remain anonymous, won $125,514 after he was selected in a random drawing that took place Jan. 11. He earned entries into the giveaway by playing the Monthly Jackpot game online at MichiganLottery.com.
“I had been playing the Monthly Jackpot game quite a bit, and I knew there was a second chance associated with playing, but I wasn’t sure what the second chance prize was,” said the player. “I got an email and a call from the Lottery one day informing me I’d won the second chance jackpot, and I didn’t think it was real. It still feels surreal and hasn’t sunk in yet.
“I haven’t told my family that I won yet, so I plan to surprise them by showing them the check. This couldn’t have happened at a better time for our family!”
The player recently visited Lottery headquarters to claim the big prize. With his winnings, he plans to pay bills and take a vacation.
The Monthly Jackpot and Mystery Vault online instant games include a second chance progressive jackpot drawing. Part of every purchase of the Monthly Jackpot and Mystery Vault games funds one 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 or Mystery Vault games. After the entry period has closed, a random drawing takes place with one jackpot winner being selected from all entries for that month.
Nine 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
- November 2022 – $110,689 progressive jackpot prize
- December 2022 – $125,514 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 March 8.