Wayne County Man Wins $100,000 Playing Michigan Lottery’s Football Payout Instant Game Online

A Wayne County man was in disbelief after winning $100,000 playing the Michigan Lottery’s Football Payout instant game online.

“I like to play online, especially the Football Payout game,” said the player, who chose to remain anonymous. “I was playing the game and a box came down on the screen showing I won $100,000. I was completely shocked and didn’t believe it.

“Shortly after I got an email confirming my prize and that’s when it finally sank it that I had really won.”

The 56-year-old player visited Lottery headquarters to claim his big prize. With his winnings, he plans to pay bills and complete home renovations.

“You always hear or read stories about people winning the Lottery but never think it will be you. Now I know it’s possible,” the player said. “Winning this prize provides a financial safety net for me and my family.”

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, Lucky for Life, Lotto 47, and Fantasy 5 online. Through its online platform, the Lottery offers players more than 90 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 2020, Lottery players won more than $1.5 billion playing games online.

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Kent County Man Wins $1 Million Playing the Michigan Lottery’s Millionaire Wild Time Instant Game

A payday tradition led to a huge deposit for a Kent County man who won $1 million playing the Michigan Lottery’s Millionaire Wild Time instant game.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought his winning ticket at Ramblewood Liquor, located at 2771 44th Street in Wyoming.

“I get paid every two weeks, and every two weeks I buy a $20 instant ticket,” said the player. “I was on my way home from work, stopped for a few items, and grabbed a ticket.

“I scratched the ticket when I got home, and I couldn’t believe my eyes. Me and my wife kept looking the ticket over and over until it finally started to sink in.”

The 29-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 $634,000 rather than annuity payments for the full amount. With his winnings, he plans to take a trip, share with family, and then invest the remainder.

“Winning means I can give my family a good life and that means everything to me,” the player said.

Players have won more than $51 million playing Millionaire Wild Time, which launched in September. Each $20 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $20 up to $1 million. More than $50 million in prizes remain, including one $1 million top-prize, 29 $10,000 prizes, and 420 $1,000 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 $150,000 Powerball Prize

Buying a subscription for Powerball tickets paid off almost immediately for a Genesee County man who won a $150,000 prize.

Ken Belcher, of Grand Blanc, matched four of the five white balls and the Powerball – 02-28-31-44-52, PB: 18 – in the Feb. 27 drawing to win a $50,000 prize. Thanks to the Powerplay, the prize was multiplied to $150,000. He bought his winning ticket online at MichiganLottery.com

“I like to play Club Keno and one day when I was checking my numbers, I decided to buy a subscription for Powerball,” said Belcher. “I hit the $150,000 on the next drawing, so I got in at just the right time!

“You play for all these years and win a little here and there, and then one random decision to buy a subscription leads to a huge win! It’s unbelievable!”

Online players may sign up for a subscription for Fantasy 5, Lotto 47, Lucky for Life, Mega Millions, and Powerball. To sign up, players just need to toggle the subscribe option to “yes” in their account when making a purchase of a jackpot game. Players can select the number of tickets they wish to purchase for each drawing, their numbers, and any add-ons. The subscription will automatically renew weekly, but a player can cancel anytime.

Belcher visited Lottery headquarters to claim his prize. He plans to invest his winnings.

“This isn’t a life changing amount of money, but it will definitely be great to put a little extra away for a more comfortable retirement,” Belcher said.

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 10 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. on Wednesday and Saturday and may be watched live online at: http://www.powerball.com. Powerball tickets are sold in 45 states, Washington D.C., U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.

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In the Nick of Time: Wayne County Man Claims $150,000 Powerball Prize Days Before It Expires

A Wayne County man claimed his $150,000 Powerball prize from the Michigan Lottery days before it expired.

Anil Philip, matched four of the five white balls and the Powerball – 09-23-26-30-32 PB: 08 – in the drawing on March 14, 2020 to win a $50,000 prize. Thanks to the Powerplay, the prize was multiplied to $150,000. He bought his winning ticket at Reda Shop, located at 3100 Van Horn Road in Trenton.

“I like to play the Powerball game and was so excited when I found out I won $150,000,” said the 47-year-old Philip. “I won the prize right when COVID-19 hit, so I decided to wait to claim the prize. I ended up misplacing the ticket and just found it a few days ago.

“I was so relieved and excited to have found it just in time before it expired,” Philip said.

Philip visited Lottery headquarters to claim his prize. With his winnings, he plans to pay off student debts.

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 10 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. on Wednesday and Saturday and may be watched live online at: http://www.powerball.com. Powerball tickets are sold in 45 states, Washington D.C., U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.

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Dearborn Heights Man Wins $1 Million Powerball Prize

A Dearborn Heights man and his wife “went crazy” after winning $1 million playing Powerball.

Boris Cvetkovski, 78, matched the five white balls – 04-19-23-25-49 – in the Jan. 13 drawing to win a $1 million prize. He bought his winning ticket at the Food Max store, located at 27333 Cherry Hill Road in Inkster.

“When my wife and I checked my ticket we went crazy,” said Cvetkovski. “We can’t wait to share the good fortune with our family.”

Cvetkovski visited Lottery headquarters to claim his prize. He plans to share his winnings with his family.

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 10 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. on Wednesday and Saturday and may be watched live online at: http://www.powerball.com. Powerball tickets are sold in 45 states, Washington D.C., U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.

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