Wayne County Man Wins $166,751 Fantasy 5 Jackpot

10-10-16-fantasy-5-10-09-16-draw-166751-anonymous-wayne-countyA Wayne County man gave his wife the scare of her life when he was left speechless after winning a $166,751 Fantasy 5 jackpot from the Michigan Lottery.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, won the big prize by matching the Fantasy 5 numbers drawn on Sunday: 05-07-09-17-31. He bought his winning ticket at Jerry’s Party Store, located at 28940 Warren Road in Westland.

“I checked my numbers in the paper first thing this morning and couldn’t believe I had matched all five,” said the player. “My wife wasn’t home when I found out I won, so I called her to tell her.

“I was stuttering really bad and could barely speak. She kept asking if I was alright. She thought I was having a stroke.”

After the player assured his wife that he was fine, he told her they would need to drive to Lansing to claim his prize.

The retired firefighter and his wife visited Lottery headquarters today to claim his prize. He plans to share his windfall with his family and take his wife on a vacation.

Each Fantasy 5 play is only $1. For an additional $1 per play, EZmatch may be added to a Fantasy 5 ticket, giving players a chance to win up to $500 instantly. Fantasy 5 players select five numbers from one to 39. Players who match all five Fantasy 5 numbers drawn win a jackpot that starts at $100,000. Fantasy 5 drawings are held seven days a week at 7:29 p.m. Tonight’s Fantasy 5 jackpot is $100,000.

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$1 Million Winning Mega Millions Ticket Bought in Taylor

MSL MegaMillions LogoA Michigan Lottery player is a millionaire after winning $1 million in Friday night’s Mega Millions drawing.

A lucky player matched the five white balls drawn – 24-37-42-50-65 – in Friday’s drawing to win a $1 million prize. The winning ticket was bought at Mac’s II, located at 22399 Northline Road in Taylor.

The $1 million winner from Friday’s Mega Millions drawing should contact the Michigan Lottery Public Relations Division at (517) 373-1237 to schedule an appointment to collect the big prize. The prize must be claimed at the Lottery’s headquarters in Lansing. Tickets for Mega Millions are valid for one year from the drawing date.

Mega Millions drawings take place each Tuesday and Friday evening. Each Mega Millions play is only $1. 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 are sold in 44 states, Washington D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Tickets for Mega Millions drawings may be purchased at the Lottery’s 11,000 retailers around the state until 10:45 p.m. the day of the drawing.

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Michigan Lottery Commissioner M. Scott Bowen Stepping Down After Nine Years of Service

M. Scott Bowen

M. Scott Bowen

M. Scott Bowen announced today his plans to step down from his role as Commissioner of the Michigan Lottery after nine years of service. Gov. Rick Snyder plans to accept Bowen’s resignation and will begin the process to find his replacement. Bowen’s resignation is effective Feb. 18, 2017.

“Scott’s work at Michigan Lottery has been critical to the reinvention of Michigan, with the lottery providing significant support for public education in our state,” Snyder said. “While I am sad to accept his resignation, I wish Scott all the best as he pursues new opportunities in the private sector.”

Bowen was appointed Lottery Commissioner in January 2008 and is the Lottery’s longest serving commissioner. Under Bowen’s leadership, the Michigan Lottery has provided $6.8 billion to support public education while garnering $22.8 billion in sales during his nine years of leading the agency.

“Serving as the Commissioner of the Michigan Lottery has been a great honor and wonderful opportunity,” Bowen said. “The Lottery’s success during my tenure reflects the hard work and dedication of the Lottery employees and its retailers, who are proud to carry out the agency’s mission of providing funds for public education in our state. The Michigan Lottery consistently ranks as one of the top-performing lotteries in the nation because of their efforts.”

The Michigan Lottery developed and launched several industry-leading innovations under Bowen’s leadership, most notably online games, first offered to players in August 2014. The Lottery’s online games launch was the most successful in North American lottery history.

The Lottery projects the online games will provide incremental growth and contribute an additional $480 million to the School Aid Fund in the first eight years of operation. More than 414,000 players have registered to play Lottery games online.

Bowen, a strong advocate for responsible gaming, also guided an expansion of the Lottery’s efforts to help players play responsibly. The Michigan Lottery became the first lottery in the United States to receive certification for its commitment to responsible internet gaming.

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Lotto 47 Jackpot Climbs to $6.1 Million

Lotto 47 with EZMatchA Michigan Lottery player could turn a $1 investment into $6.1 million by winning Saturday’s Lotto 47 jackpot. 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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Michigan Lottery Gives Poker Lotto Players a Chance to Win an Online Game Card in October

pokerlottoogc_facebookfeatureimageThe Michigan Lottery is giving Poker Lotto players a chance to instantly win a $6 Online Game Card in October.

Beginning Tuesday, random Poker Lotto tickets will include a $6 Online Game Card. Each Online Game Card will be printed from the retailer’s Lottery terminal and will include a unique code that players enter into their MichiganLottery.com account for online play. Each code is valid for five years from the date of purchase.

The promotion is free for players, and will run for a limited time in October.

Poker Lotto offers players two great games in every hand: a chance to win instantly right in the store and walk out with a cash prize range from $2 to $500; plus a nightly drawing with prizes ranging from $3 to the grand prize of $100,000!

Players should keep in mind that the nightly drawing is an entirely separate game from the instant-win game played when they purchase a ticket. Winning the instant-win game is based on whether they are dealt a winning poker hand. The nightly drawing is exclusively a matching game. Cards from the nightly drawing are not used to form a winning poker hand. To win a prize in the nightly drawing, a player must match two or more cards with the cards drawn.

Online Game Cards have been a popular way for players to fund their online accounts because they allow players to buy in store and play online without requiring a player to enter their banking or credit card information online. The Lottery began offering Online Game Cards in December 2014. About 25 percent of online players have used an Online Game Card at least once to fund their account.

Michigan Lottery players have a chance to win up to $500,000 instantly playing online. Players may also 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 30 different games with plays ranging in price from 5 cents to $20.

More than 414,000 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.

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