The lucky 51-year-old player, who chose to remain anonymous, won $625,162 after he was selected in a random drawing that took place April 12. He earned entries into the giveaway by playing the eligible Monthly Jackpot games online at MichiganLottery.com. For more information regarding eligible Monthly Jackpot games, please visit https://bit.ly/40JYgNZ.
“I like playing all of the second chance games and I always hoped I would win big on one of them,” said the player. “I was at work one day and saw an incoming call, but I didn’t recognize the phone number, so I didn’t answer. I listened to the voicemail a few minutes later and found out it was the Lottery, but I wasn’t sure what they were calling about.
“When I called the Lottery back and was told I had won a $625,162 Monthly Jackpot Progressive prize, I was in awe. Although I always hoped I would win, I never thought I actually would, so it is an incredible feeling!”
The player recently visited Lottery headquarters to claim the big prize. With his winnings, he plans to pay bills and then save the remainder for retirement.
Select online instant games include a second chance progressive jackpot drawing. Part of every purchase of the 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 eligible games. After the entry period has closed, a random drawing takes place with one jackpot winner being selected from all entries for that month.
The Monthly Jackpot Progressive game launched in April 2022. In the last 12 months, players have won more than $2.6 million in Monthly Jackpot Progressive prizes:
- March 2023 – $625,162 progressive jackpot prize
- February 2023 – $261,935 progressive jackpot prize
- 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 May 10.