A Kent County man considered himself “unlucky” until he won a $538,958 Monthly Jackpot Progressive prize from the Michigan Lottery.
The lucky 60-year-old player, who chose to remain anonymous, won $538,958 after he was selected in a random drawing that took place May 10. 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 knew I was earning entries when playing the Monthly Jackpot Progressive games, but I am not a lucky person, so I never thought I would win,” said the player. “I got a call from the Lottery one day telling me I’d won a $538,958 Monthly Jackpot Progressive prize, and I was skeptical because I thought it was a scam call.
“When I got off the phone with the Lottery employee, I saw I also had an email regarding the prize, and that’s when I knew it was real. I was extremely excited and shared the news with everyone I know!”
The player recently visited Lottery headquarters to claim the big prize. With his winnings, he plans to pay off his home and then save the remainder.
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. Since the Monthly Jackpot Progressive games launched, players have won more than $3.1 million in Monthly Jackpot Progressive prizes. In the last 12 months, players have won:
- April 2023 – $538,958 progressive jackpot prize
- 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
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 June 14.