Allegan County Man Wins $186,103 Club Keno The Jack Prize from Michigan Lottery

Scott McClure smiles while posing for a photo with Michigan Lottery Commissioner, Aric Nesbitt.

Scott McClure smiles while posing for a photo with Michigan Lottery Commissioner, Aric Nesbitt.

Celebrating a local baseball team’s victory led to an Allegan County man winning an $186,103 Club Keno The Jack prize from the Michigan Lottery.

Scott McClure, of Allegan, won $186,103 when his easy pick The Jack numbers – 17-18-27-33-46-48-53-63 – matched eight of the 20 Club Keno numbers drawn in draw 1494625 on Aug. 27. He bought his winning ticket at Sherwood’s Cove, located at 132 Brady Street in Allegan.

“After going to a baseball game, a few of us stopped at Sherwood’s to celebrate,” said McClure. “I saw The Jack was getting pretty high, so I decided to take my chances a play a little bit.

“When I saw my numbers come in, I was in disbelief. After the surprise of winning wore off, I bought a round for the whole group.”

McClure's winning ticket.

McClure’s winning ticket.

The 64-year-old McClure visited Lottery headquarters Monday to claim his big prize. With his winnings, he plans to pay some bills and take his wife on a trip out west.

“Winning this much won’t change how we live our lives, but it sure take some stress off of me and my family,” McClure said.

The Jack is a Club Keno add-on game that players may add to their Club Keno wager for as little as $1 per draw. With The Jack, players get eight easy pick numbers to match to the Club Keno numbers drawn. Players may win prizes ranging from $1 to the jackpot. The jackpot starts at $10,000 and grows until it is won. To win the jackpot, players must match all eight numbers.

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 2016, Lottery players won about $412.5 million playing Club Keno, The KICKER, and The Jack.

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Detroit Woman Wins $168,473 Fantasy 5 Jackpot from the Michigan Lottery

A Detroit woman screamed “hallelujah” after winning a $168,473 Fantasy 5 jackpot from the Michigan Lottery.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, matched the numbers drawn Wednesday to win the big prize: 01-06-12-22-25. She bought her winning ticket at the Magic Dollar Super Store, located at 18647 Livernois Avenue in Detroit.

The player selected the numbers on her ticket based on birthdates that are important to her.

The player visited Lottery headquarters Friday to claim her big prize. She plans to invest her winnings.

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 $163,000.

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Michigan Lottery Announces New Rewards Program for Players

The Michigan Lottery is developing a new player rewards program that will make it easier for players to participate and earn free play.

The new program is expected to begin in early 2018. The exact schedule is being developed.

The new program is based on feedback from Lottery players that found players wanted more chances to earn free play, but without entering non-winning ticket codes online. Additional details about the Lottery’s new rewards program will be announced later. To receive updates on the coming changes, players should visit www.MichiganLottery.com/email to opt-in for email.

Players will have increased opportunities to use the points they have accumulated in their Players Club accounts before the program ends in early 2018. Players may continue to earn Players Club points by entering codes from non-winning tickets. Players will be notified at a later date about when ticket codes no longer will be accepted.

The Cashword, Bingo, and Wild Time second chance games have been updated, and no longer award reward points. Instead, they award players free play coupons, and entries into weekly drawings for free instant tickets. These games will remain the same after the new loyalty program begins.

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Three Michigan Lottery Players Win Opportunity to Play the BILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE™

Three lucky Michigan Lottery players are headed to Las Vegas to take part in the BILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE™ after winning the GOLDEN TICKET™ second chance drawing.

The lucky winners are:

  • Erik Mayernik, of South Lyon
  • Deb Neubecker, of Weidman
  • Jacob Schmiedknecht, of Montague

Each lucky player will have the opportunity to play the BILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE™ and a chance to win up to $1 billion. Each player and a guest will receive deluxe hotel accommodations for four days and three nights, round-trip airfare for two, ground transportation to and from the Las Vegas airport and hotel, and $1,000 spending money.

Each $10 GOLDEN TICKET™ offers players 20 chances to win instantly prizes ranging from $10 up to $1 million. Players have won more than $14 million playing GOLDEN TICKET™. More than $42.7 million in prizes remain, including three $1 million top prizes and 46 $10,000 prizes.

Players also may enter codes from non-winning tickets for a chance to win one of nine remaining trips for two to Las Vegas and for the opportunity to play the BILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE™ and a chance to win up to $1 billion. To enter, players should visit MichiganLottery.com/GoldenTicket. Second chance drawings are scheduled to take place on: Sept. 28, Oct. 26, and Nov. 30.

Lottery instant games may be purchased at 11,000 retailers across the state.

In 2016, Lottery players won nearly $817 million playing instant games.

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Wayne County Man Wins $1 Million Powerball Prize

Winning a $1 million Powerball prize from the Michigan Lottery left a Wayne County man feeling “happy and anxious.”

Michael Doyle, of Belleville, matched the five white balls drawn – 06-21-41-52-62 – in Saturday’s drawing to win a $1 million prize. He bought his winning ticket at the Belleville Fuel Mart, located at 496 Main Street in Belleville.

“I made my normal stop on Friday to get my Lottery tickets for the weekend,” said Doyle. “I asked the clerk for five Mega Millions Easy Picks and four Powerball Easy picks, put the tickets in my wallet and didn’t think about them again.

“The next day, I stopped to get gas on my way to a friend’s house and when I opened my wallet to pay for the gas my Lottery tickets fell out. That’s when I saw I had Lotto 47 tickets instead of Powerball. So, I asked the clerk at the gas station for four Powerball Easy Picks.”

Doyle’s observation led to him winning a $1 million Powerball prize in Saturday night’s drawing.

“On Tuesday, I heard on the news that someone had won $1 million with a ticket bought in Belleville,” said Doyle. “I immediately checked my tickets and have been happy and nervous ever since I realized I was the winner because $1 million is so much money!”

The 58-year-old Doyle visited Lottery headquarters Wednesday to claim his big prize. With his winnings, he plans to buy a new vehicle and then use the remainder to retire.

“For all of the times we’ve said: ‘We wish we could,’ but didn’t have the money, now we can,” Doyle 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.powerballlive.com/powerball. Powerball tickets are sold in 44 states, Washington D.C., U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.

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