Club Keno Extra Gives Players a New Way to Win

Michigan Lottery Club Keno players will have a new way to play and win up to $500,000 with the Extra add-on game.

Beginning Sunday, for $1 more per $1 wagered on Club Keno, players will have another chance to win with their Club Keno numbers in the Extra drawing. Extra drawings occur after each Club Keno drawing. Ten Extra numbers are selected from the remaining 60 Club Keno numbers. Players will match their numbers to the numbers selected in the Club Keno drawing and Extra drawing. Players can win prizes for matching numbers in both drawings. Numbers from the Club Keno drawing and Extra drawing may not be combined for a higher prize.

Club Keno may be played at the 11,000 Lottery retailers across the state. Drawings take place every three and a half minutes. Results and live drawings may be found online at http://www.michiganlottery.com.

In 2017, Lottery players won nearly $423 million playing Club Keno, The KICKER, and The Jack.

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Allegan County Man Wins $1 Million Mega Millions Prize from the Michigan Lottery

An Allegan County man plans to use a $1 million Mega Millions prize to change his life.

“The way I see it, you can do one of two things after winning the Lottery,” said Manuel Perez III. “You can either use it to change your life or buy things. I’m going to put it to good use, and change my life.”

Perez, of Otsego, matched the five white balls drawn in the Feb. 2 Mega Millions drawing – 01-04-14-17-40 – to win a $1 million prize. He bought his winning ticket at the Kroger store, located at 6370 Dixie Highway in Bridgeport.

“I stopped in the Kroger the morning after the drawing to check my ticket, and the clerk told me I had won $1 million,” said Perez. “All I could say was: ‘Huh? Are you serious?’”

The 47-year-old Perez visited Lottery headquarters Friday to claim his big prize. He plans to share the prize with his family and invest in his business.

“I scraped together everything I had over the last few years to buy a small business, and I recently made the last payment and want to expand. Now I can do that without having so much stress,” Manuel said.

Mega Millions drawings take place each Tuesday and Friday evening. Each Mega Millions play is only $2. For an additional $1 per play, players have the opportunity to add a “Megaplier” that can multiply non-jackpot prizes by up to five times. Mega Millions tickets may be purchased online at MichiganLottery.com and at the Lottery’s 11,000 retailers around the state until 10:45 p.m. on the day of the drawing.

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Lottery Offices Closed in Observance of Presidents’ Day

In observance of Presidents’ Day, the Michigan Lottery headquarters in Lansing and all Lottery regional offices located in Detroit, Grand Rapids, Livonia, Saginaw and Sterling Heights will be closed on Monday.

All regularly scheduled drawings will take place on Monday.

The bank claim centers that the Michigan Lottery has teamed up with may have office hours on Monday, however, they won’t be able to process claims, because the Lottery offices will be closed.

All Lottery offices will reopen on Tuesday at 7:45 am.

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Calhoun County Woman Wins $75,000 Playing Michigan Lottery’s Treasure Bay Game Online

A Calhoun County woman was shocked when she won $75,000 playing the Michigan Lottery’s Treasure Bay instant game online.

“I deposited $30 into my online account and played it up to $160 and almost cashed out,” said Chrystal Kortman, of Marshall. “I decided to play a bit longer and got down to $44 and that’s when I hit $75,000!”

Kortman, 29, couldn’t believe her eyes.

“I looked at my phone so many times to make sure that what I was seeing was right,” said Kortman. “I even took a screenshot and sent it to a few people to make sure I’d won.”

Kortman visited Lottery headquarters on Thursday to claim her big prize. She plans to use her winnings for a down payment on a house.

“I’m going to be smart with this money and make sure I put it to good use. I feel like I’ve got a lot of good karma right now,” Kortman said.

Michigan Lottery players have a chance to win up to $500,000 instantly playing online. Players also may win prizes ranging from $1 up to multimillion dollar jackpots playing Powerball, Mega Millions, Lotto 47, and Fantasy 5 online. Through its online platform, the Lottery offers players more than 50 different games with plays ranging in price from 5 cents to $20.

More than 750,000 players have registered to play the Lottery’s online games, which were launched in 2014. For more information or to play online, visit http://bit.ly/MSLOnlineGames.

In 2017, Lottery players won more than $535 million playing games online.

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Cheboygan Woman Wins $1 Million Mega Millions Prize

Brenda Jewell (left) poses for a photo with her husband, Brent, and daughter, Kayleigh, after collecting her $1 million prize.

Brenda Jewell (left) poses for a photo with her husband, Brent, and daughter, Kayleigh, after collecting her $1 million prize.

A Cheboygan woman felt ill after learning she’d won a $1 million Mega Millions prize from the Michigan Lottery.

Brenda Jewell, 49, matched the five white balls drawn – 05-12-15-46-49 – in Tuesday’s drawing to win a $1 million prize. She bought the winning ticket at Dave’s Place, located at 9851 North Straits Highway in Cheboygan.

“I checked my numbers and just felt shaky and sick,” said Jewell. “I’ve played for years and dreamed of winning, but you never think it’s going to happen to you.

“I called my husband and daughter right away. My husband didn’t believe me at first and told me to call the Lottery office before he left work to make sure I had won.”

Jewell's winning ticket.

Jewell’s winning ticket.

Jewell visited Lottery headquarters with her husband on Wednesday to claim the big prize. With her winnings, she’s going to take a vacation with her husband, build a new house, and then save the remainder.

“It still hasn’t really hit me yet that I won. I can’t wait to be debt free and be able to actually breathe and not worry about my finances,” Jewell said.

Mega Millions drawings take place each Tuesday and Friday evening. Each Mega Millions play is only $2. For an additional $1 per play, players have the opportunity to add a “Megaplier” that can multiply non-jackpot prizes by up to five times.

Mega Millions tickets for tonight’s drawing may be purchased online at MichiganLottery.com and at the Lottery’s 11,000 retailers around the state until 10:45 p.m.

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