The 52-year-old player, who chose to remain anonymous, won $729,743 after he was selected in a random drawing that took place Sept. 13. He earned entries into the giveaway by playing the eligible BIG CA$H Second Chance Jackpot games online at MichiganLottery.com. For more information regarding eligible BIG CA$H Second Chance Jackpot games, please visit https://news.michiganlottery.com/bigcash.
“I play online a lot and was familiar with the BIG CA$H Second Chance jackpot, but never imagined that I would actually win,” said the player. “When I saw the email from the Lottery with the prize amount, my eyes got really big! I thought it was a scam, but decided I would look more into it when I got home later that day.
“I verified the information in the email with what was on MichiganLottery.com and then called the Lottery to confirm my prize. You always think, ‘What if,’ but you never think it will actually happen to you until one day it does!”
The player recently visited Lottery headquarters to claim his big prize. With his winnings, he plans to pay bills, invest, and have some fun with his family.
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 $0.50 wagered playing the eligible games. After the entry period has closed, a random drawing takes place with one jackpot winner being selected from all entries for that month.
The BIG CA$H Second Chance game launched in April 2022. Since the BIG CA$H Second Chance games launched, players have won more than $5.5 million in progressive prizes. In the last 12 months, players have won:
- August – $729,743 progressive jackpot prize
- July – $573,617 progressive jackpot prize
- June 2023 – $519,212 progressive jackpot prize
- May 2023 – $559,200 progressive jackpot prize
- 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
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 Oct. 11.