Macomb County Man Wins $250,000 Playing the Michigan Lottery’s Diamond Payout Instant Game Online

A Macomb County man could only stare at his computer after winning $250,000 playing the Michigan Lottery’s Diamond Payout instant game online.

“I have been winning a lot on the VIP Black and Diamond Payout games,” said the player, who chose to remain anonymous. “A few weeks ago, I won a little over $1,000 playing Diamond Payout, so I decided to keep trying my luck with that game.

“I logged on to my account to play and the first diamond I uncovered lit up and I saw I had won $250,000! I stared at my computer in a daze for a few minutes because I just couldn’t believe it. It was a surreal moment.”

The 44-year-old player visited Lottery headquarters Monday to claim the big prize. With his winnings, he plans to pay off and renovate his home.

“Winning a prize like this is life changing,” the player said. “It still feels surreal.”

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 1 million 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 2018, Lottery players won more than $676 million playing games online.

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Lenawee County Man Wins $1 Million Playing the Michigan Lottery’s Millionaire Maker Instant Game

A Lenawee County man felt a huge rush after scratching off a Millionaire Maker instant game ticket worth $1 million.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought the winning ticket at Fricker’s, located at 720 South Main Street in Adrian.

“I was out with my son-in-law when I scratched the ticket off,” said the 63-year-old winner. “I looked at it a couple times and then scanned it with my phone. When I saw the message that I’d won $1 million, I felt a rush like I’d never felt before.”

The player visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim the big prize. He chose to receive the prize as a one-time lump sum payment of about $634,000 rather than annuity payments for the full amount. He plans to share the windfall with his family.

“It’s nice to have money now that I can share with my family when they could use it,” the player said.

Players have won more than $37 million playing Millionaire Maker, which launched in April. Each $20 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $40 up to $1 million. More than $61 million in prizes remain, including seven $1 million top prizes and 41 $5,000 prizes.

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

In 2018, Lottery players won more than $1 billion playing instant games.

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Lotto 47 Jackpot Climbs to $15.6 Million

An early retirement could be an option for a Michigan Lottery player if they win tonight’s $15.6 million Lotto 47 jackpot. 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 second time the game’s top prize has been won in 2019. In February, a player won a $2.5 million Lotto 47 jackpot with a ticket bought at the Uptown Bar, located at 8 West Front Street in Monroe.

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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Five Michigan Lottery Players Win Opportunity to Play The Big Spin

Five lucky Michigan Lottery players have been selected to play The Big Spin game after winning The Big Spin second chance drawing.

The lucky winners are:

  • Michelle Brogan, of Calumet
  • Arthur Clough Jr., of Farmington Hills
  • Lori Klug, of Ludington
  • Lisa Anne Martin, of Southgate
  • Philomena Pleva, of Hudson

Each player selected will spin the Big Spin wheel and have a chance to win up to $2 million. All the players who spin the Big Spin wheel are guaranteed to win at least $100,000.

Twenty players will be selected to appear on the Lottery’s The Big Spin televised events, which will air starting Sept. 9 shortly after evening Lottery drawings. Players may submit non-winning The Big Spin ticket Spin Codes at www.MIBigSpin.com to be entered in drawings for the opportunity to appear on television with Lottery host and Detroit basketball champion John Salley.

Additional The Big Spin second chance drawings are scheduled to take place Sept. 12, Oct. 31, and Jan. 2, 2020.

Each $10 The Big Spin ticket offers players a chance to instantly win prizes ranging from $10 up to $1 million. Players have won more than $7 million playing The Big Spin. More than $68 million in prizes remain, including three $1 million top prizes, four $10,000 prizes, and 130 $1,000 prizes.

In 2018, Lottery players won more than $1 billion playing instant games. Instant games may be purchased at the Lottery’s 10,500 retailers across the state.

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Iosco County Man Wins $100,000 Poker Lotto Prize

An Iosco County man was amazed to win $100,000 playing the Michigan Lottery’s Poker Lotto game.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, matched the cards drawn on Aug. 6: Jack of Diamonds, Jack of Hearts, four of Hearts, King of Clubs, and seven of Diamonds. The player bought his winning ticket at the Hatchery Road Market, located at 18469 Hatchery Road in Waterford.

“I have been having a lot of luck playing Poker Lotto, so I continue to buy tickets daily,” said the 48-year-old player. “I was using the scanner to check my ticket when I got the message to visit a Lottery office. I gave it to the retailer to check, who got the same message, so he printed me out the winning cards. I was amazed when I saw I had match all five to win $100,000, I couldn’t believe it!”

The player visited Lottery headquarters Monday to claim his prize. With his winnings, he plans to make a down payment on a house and take a vacation.

“Having this extra cash to put a down payment on a house brings me so much relief,” said the player. “It is such an amazing feeling!”

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 from $2 to $500; plus, a nightly lotto drawing with prizes ranging from $3 to the grand prize of $100,000. Each Poker Lotto play is $2 and may be purchased at Lottery retailers across the state.

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.

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