The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, won the jackpot after she was selected in a random drawing that took place Feb. 8. She earned entries into the giveaway by playing the Monthly Jackpot game online at MichiganLottery.com.
“I logged in to my account and made a deposit to buy some Mega Millions tickets,” said the 61-year-old player. “I had some money left over, so I gave the Monthly Jackpot game a try.
“As time went by, I had forgotten about playing the game and earning entries and then I got the email saying I had won a progressive jackpot. I checked my Lottery account and chatted with a customer service agent who instructed me to call the Lottery office. Even now it all seems so surreal!”
The player recently visited Lottery headquarters to claim the big prize. With her winnings, she plans to share with family, take a vacation, and then invest the remainder.
The Monthly Jackpot, Mystery Vault, and Lucky Start online instant games include a second chance progressive jackpot drawing. Part of every purchase of the Monthly Jackpot, Mystery Vault, and Lucky Start 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, Mystery Vault, and Lucky Start games. After the entry period has closed, a random drawing takes place with one jackpot winner being selected from all entries for that month.
Ten Monthly Jackpot Progressive prizes have been awarded since the promotion began:
- January 2023 – $403,618 progressive jackpot prize
- December 2022 – $125,514 progressive jackpot prize
- November 2022 – $110,689 progressive jackpot prize
- October 2022 – $97,885 progressive jackpot prize
- September 2022 – $99,821 progressive jackpot prize
- August 2022 – $104,730 progressive jackpot prize
- July 2022 – $121,668 progressive jackpot prize
- June 2022 – $139,221 progressive jackpot prize
- May 2022 – $178,116 progressive jackpot prize
- April 2022 – $338,256 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.