Oakland County Woman Wins $1.2 Million Lotto 47 Jackpot from Michigan Lottery

It took a year, but playing the Lotto 47 game online paid off for an Oakland County woman who won the game’s $1.2 million jackpot.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, matched the winning Lotto 47 numbers drawn Aug. 18: 05-06-11-36-40-47. She bought the winning ticket online at MichiganLottery.com. This is the second time the Lotto 47 jackpot has been won by an online player. In December 2020, a Wayne County online player won a $2.5 million Lotto 47 jackpot.

“I have played Lotto 47 online for about a year,” said the player. “I always play the same numbers and I always play them online.

“When I checked the results, I saw someone had won but didn’t even think it could have been me. When I looked a little closer, the numbers seemed familiar. When I verified in my account that I was the winner I was shocked. I’m still shocked.”

The 51-year-old player visited Lottery headquarters to claim the jackpot. She chose to receive the prize as a one-time lump sum payment of about $734,000, rather than 30 annuity payments totaling $1.2 million.

With her winnings, she plans to share with family, take a vacation, and then save the remainder for retirement.

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 play, Double Play may be added to a Lotto 47 ticket, giving players a second chance to win up to $1.5 million in the nightly Double Play drawing. 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 at a retailer or online at MichiganLottery.com until 7:08 p.m. on the day of the drawing.

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Macomb County Man Wins $500 a Week for Life Playing the Michigan Lottery’s $500 a Week for Life Instant Game

A Macomb County man’s good day got even better when he won $500 a week for life playing the Michigan Lottery’s $500 a Week for Life instant game.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought his winning ticket at Mario’s Corner Market, located 49011 Romeo Plank Road in Macomb.

“I purchased all different kinds of tickets while I was at the store one day,” said the player. “When I got home, I thought: ‘I’ve been having a good day, so I better scratch these now while I’m feeling lucky!’

“I picked up the $500 a Week for Life ticket first, and the $500 a week for life prize was the first thing I scratched. I couldn’t believe it!”

The 35-year-old player visited Lottery headquarters to claim his prize. He chose to receive his prize as a one-time lump sum payment of about $553,000 rather than rather than annual payments of $26,000 for 20 years or life, whichever is greater. He plans save his winnings.

“Winning is such an amazing feeling. I feel blessed,” the player said.

Players won more than $5 million playing $500 a Week for Life which launched in July 2020. Each $1 ticket offered players a chance to win prizes ranging from $1 up to $500 a week for life.

Lottery instant games may be purchased at 10,500 retailers across the state.

In 2020, Lottery players won more than $1.5 billion playing instant games.

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Tuscola County Woman Wins $1 Million Playing the Michigan Lottery’s Ruby Mine Instant Game

Little did a Tuscola County woman know, her joke about winning $1 million was about to become a reality when she won a $1 million prize playing the Michigan Lottery’s Ruby Mine instant game.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought her winning ticket at the Clark gas station, located at 2897 Main Street in Marlette. Marlette is about 50 miles east of Saginaw.

“My friends and I were going on a weekend getaway and stopped to get gas on the way,” said the player. “There was one Ruby Mine ticket left in the roll, so I decided to purchase it.

“When I got back to the car, I joked: ‘Alright, if I win $1 million, we are going to do something fun today!’ When I scratched the ticket and told my friends I’d really won $1 million, they thought I was kidding. I scanned it on the Lottery app to be sure and could not believe it when the app confirmed I won $1 million!”

The 43-year-old player visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim her prize. She chose to receive her prize as 30 annuity payments of about $33,000 each.

With her winnings, she plans to pay bills and then save the remainder.

Players have won more than $56 million playing Ruby Mine which launched in August 2020. Each $10 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $10 up to $1 million. More than $39 million in prizes remain, including two $1 million prizes, 17 $20,000 prizes and 89 $2,000 prizes.

Lottery instant games may be purchased at 10,500 retailers across the state.

In 2020, Lottery players won more than $1.5 billion playing instant games.

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Genesee County Man Wins $500,000 Playing the Michigan Lottery’s $500 Reloaded Instant Game

A Genesee County man “doesn’t know what to feel or think” after winning $500,000 playing the Michigan Lottery’s $500 Reloaded instant game.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought his winning ticket at Money Convenience, located at 3020 Richfield Road in Flint.

“I like to play new instant games, so I purchased a few of the $500 reloaded tickets that came out this month,” said the player. “I scratched the tickets when I got to my car and when I saw I’d won $500,000, I got a knot in my stomach and was really nervous. I had my friend look the ticket over to make sure I was seeing it right.”

The 46-year-old player visited Lottery headquarters to claim his big prize. With his winnings, he plans to purchase a car, start a business, and start college funds for his children.

“I don’t know what to feel or think yet,” the player said. ‘It still doesn’t seem real!”

Players have won more than $3 million playing $500 Reloaded, which launched in earlier this month. Each $5 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $5 up to $500,000. More than $26 million in prizes remain, including two $500,000 top-prizes and 12,014 $500 prizes.

Lottery instant games may be purchased at 10,500 retailers across the state.

In 2020, Lottery players won more than $1.5 billion playing instant games.

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Lottery Offices Closed in Observance of Labor Day

In observance of Labor 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, September 6.

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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