Lotto 47 Jackpot Climbs to $4.6 Million

Lotto 47 with EZMatchA Michigan Lottery player’s bank account could get a big boost with a $4.6 million Lotto 47 jackpot up for grabs Saturday night. To win the jackpot, players must match all six of the numbers drawn.

If a player wins Saturday’s Lotto 47 jackpot, it would mark the ninth time the game’s jackpot has been won in 2016. Lotto 47 jackpot winners have won more than $14.1 million in 2016.

Each Lotto 47 play is only $1. Players select six numbers from one to 47 for a chance to win a jackpot starting at $1 million and that grows until someone wins it. For an additional $1 per game, players may add EZMatch to their ticket for a chance to win up to $500 instantly. Lotto 47 drawings take place on Wednesday and Saturday at 7:29 p.m. Tickets may be purchased until 7:08 p.m. on the day of the drawing.

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Bay City Man Wins $1 Million Playing Michigan Lottery’s Deluxe 7s Playbook Instant Game

09-14-16-ig-772-deluxe-7s-playbook-1000000-anonymous-bay-countyA lucky feeling led to a Bay City man winning $1 million playing the Michigan Lottery’s Deluxe 7s Playbook instant game.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought his winning ticket at the Wilder Party Store, located at 2951 East Wilder Road in Bay City.

“I was on my way to go fishing when a lucky feeling just hit me,” said the player. “When I saw the Wilder Party Store, I decided to stop and get some Lottery tickets.”

That stop paid off in a big way for the player.

“I didn’t believe the store owner when he told me I had a $1 million winner,” said the player. “I just couldn’t believe it.”

The player visited Lottery headquarters Wednesday to claim his prize. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time lump sum payment of about $634,000 rather than an annuity. The player plans to invest his winnings.

Players have won more than $10.5 million playing Deluxe 7s Playbook, which debuted in August. Each $20 playbook features six pages of instant games and gives players a chance to win prizes ranging from $20 up to $1 million. More than $33.6 million in prizes remain, including: two $1 million top prizes, 45 $5,000 prizes, and 1,303 $1,000 prizes.

Lottery instant games may be purchased at 11,000 retailers across the state.

In 2015, Lottery players won more than $722.1 million playing instant games.

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Lotto 47 Jackpot Climbs to $4.3 Million

Lotto 47 with EZMatchA Michigan Lottery player could have a very happy “hump day” with a $4.3 million Lotto 47 jackpot up for grabs tonight. To win the jackpot, players must match all six of the numbers drawn.

If a player wins tonight’s Lotto 47 jackpot, it would mark the ninth time the game’s jackpot has been won in 2016. Lotto 47 jackpot winners have won more than $14.1 million in 2016.

Each Lotto 47 play is only $1. Players select six numbers from one to 47 for a chance to win a jackpot starting at $1 million and that grows until someone wins it. For an additional $1 per game, players may add EZMatch to their ticket for a chance to win up to $500 instantly. Lotto 47 drawings take place on Wednesday and Saturday at 7:29 p.m. Tickets may be purchased until 7:08 p.m. on the day of the drawing.

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Powerball Jackpot Climbs to $222 Million for Tonight’s Drawing

Michigan Lottery PowerballThe life of a Michigan Lottery player could improve quickly tonight if they win the $222 million Powerball jackpot. The cash option for the jackpot is about $150 million.

Powerball has been a lucrative game for Michigan Lottery players in 2016. Ten Michigan players have won the game’s $1 million prize.

The last Michigan player to win the Powerball jackpot was Julie Leach, of Three Rivers. Leach won the game’s $310.5 million jackpot on Sept. 30, 2015.

If a Michigan player win’s tonight’s $222 million jackpot, it would be the third-largest Powerball prize won in the state. On Aug. 15, 2012, Donald Lawson, of Lapeer, won a $337 million Powerball jackpot. Lawson’s jackpot holds the record for the largest Lottery prize ever won in Michigan.

Players still have plenty of time to purchase tickets for a chance to win the big jackpot. Players may buy Powerball tickets for tonight’s drawing at Lottery retailers throughout the state and online at MichiganLottery.com until 9:45 p.m.

Powerball plays may be purchased for $2 each at Lottery retailers across the state and online at MichiganLottery.com. A “Power Play” option that multiplies non-jackpot prizes by up to five times to a maximum of $2 million may be added to any Powerball play for only $1.

The Powerball drawing takes place at 10:59 p.m. and may be watched live online at: http://www.powerballlive.com/powerball. Powerball tickets are sold in 44 states, Washington D.C., U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.

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Macomb County Woman Wins $500,000 Playing Michigan Lottery’s Golden Wild Time Instant Game

09-12-16-golden-wild-time-ig787-500000-anonymous-macomb-countyA Macomb County woman’s lucky number led her to win a $500,000 prize playing the Michigan Lottery’s Golden Wild Time instant game.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought her winning ticket at Serra’s Market, located at 6115 East 10 Mile Road in Warren.

“I don’t always buy scratch offs, but when I saw the ticket was the ninth one on the roll, I had to buy it,” said the player. “Nine has always been a lucky number for me, but this is the biggest payoff I’ve gotten from it yet!”

In addition to the ticket being the ninth on the roll, the player won the $500,000 prize after by matching the number nine on her ticket.

“When I saw the $500,000 prize I was stunned,” said the player. “I stayed quiet in the store while my husband came to meet me there and follow me home.”

The player visited Lottery headquarters Monday with her husband to claim the big prize. She plans to put her winnings in the bank for at least a month before purchasing anything.

Players have won more than $8 million playing Golden Wild Time, which debuted in August. Each $10 ticket gives players a chance to win prizes ranging from $10 up to $500,000. More than $39 million in prizes remain, including: two $500,000 top prizes, 87 $10,000 prizes, and 183 $1,000 prizes.

Lottery instant games may be purchased at 11,000 retailers across the state.

In 2015, Lottery players won more than $722.1 million playing instant games.

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