Oakland County Man Wins $2 Million Playing the Michigan Lottery’s Hit the Jackpot Instant Game

An Oakland County man got the biggest surprise of his life when he won $2 million playing the Michigan Lottery’s Hit The Jackpot instant game.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought his winning ticket at the Speedway gas station, located at 3510 Elizabeth Lake Road in Waterford Township.

“For years, I’ve stopped every Friday to buy instant tickets as a treat,” said the player. “For whatever reason, I decided to give one $20 ticket a try that day.

“When I scratched the ticket off, I was so surprised, I thought I was going to have to change my pants!”

The player visited Lottery headquarters to claim the big prize. He chose to accept his prize as a one-time lump sum payment of about $1.3 million rather than annuity payments for the full amount. With his winnings, he plans to buy a house, pay bills, and then invest the remainder.

“I thought this day would never come, but it’s a real life changer,” the player said.

Players have won more than $41 million playing Hit the Jackpot, which launched in June. Each $20 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $20 up to $2 million. More than $33 million in prizes remain, including one $2 million top prize, 30 $5,000 prizes, and 194 $1,000 prizes.

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

In 2019, Lottery players won more than $1.2 billion playing instant games.

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

Winning $100,000 playing Instant Football Payout from the Michigan Lottery led to a sleepless night for a Lapeer County woman.

“I was playing a bit before bed and hit $100,000,” said the player, who chose to remain anonymous. “I ran downstairs to tell my husband and he was half asleep so he wasn’t sure what to think.

“I kept asking him to check the ticket and then I got an email about the claim process from the Lottery, and that’s when I knew it was real. I was too excited after that to get any sleep!”

The 53-year-old player visited Lottery headquarters to claim the big prize. She plans to use the money for home repairs, a new vehicle, and then save the remainder.

“Winning is a feeling like no other. It was so exciting that night, but then I had to keep telling myself I wasn’t dreaming,” the player said.

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 2019, Lottery players won more than $845 million playing games online.

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Saginaw Man Wins $1 Million Playing Powerball

Patience paid off – to the tune of $1 million – for a Saginaw man who regularly plays Powerball.

Richard Martinez, 72, matched the five white balls – 05-12-34-45-56 – in the Aug. 15 drawing to win the big prize. He bought his winning ticket at the 7-Eleven, located at 7970 Gratiot Road in Saginaw.

“I’ve played Powerball for years,” said Martinez. “I play just about every draw because you never know when you might win.

“When I found out I had won $1 million, I stayed pretty calm. I’m a Marine and I always stay pretty calm. Nothing good happens when you get too excited.”

Martinez visited Lottery headquarters to claim the big prize. With his winnings, he plans to share with his family.

“It’s a great feeling to know I can help my three kids get out of debt,” Martinez 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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Lansing Man Wins $801,602 Doubler Wild Time Progressive Fast Cash Jackpot

A Lansing man plans to take care of his family after winning an $801,602 jackpot playing the Michigan Lottery’s Doubler Wild Time Progressive Fast Cash game.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought his winning ticket at the Speedway gas station, located at 2558 East Jolly Road in Lansing.

“I checked the Lottery’s website when I got home and saw the Fast Cash jackpot had reset,” said the 23-year-old player. “As soon as I saw that, I just had a feeling I was the winner.”

The player visited Lottery headquarters to claim his big prize. With his winnings, he plans to buy a car, buy a new home, and take care of his family.

“Winning so much is a lot to take in, but I will be able to do things for my family now that I could only dream about before,” the player said.

Fast Cash games are a series of instant-win games that print from terminals at Lottery retailers. Fast Cash tickets range in price from $2 per play up to $20 per play.

Fast Cash games offer a progressive jackpot that can be won instantly. Every Fast Cash ticket gives players a chance to win all or part of the progressive jackpot.

All of the Fast Cash games feed into one jackpot, which grows with every ticket purchased. The current jackpot amount prints on each ticket, so players always know the amount of the jackpot up for grabs. The jackpot may be won at any time. As soon as the jackpot is hit, a new one starts to grow.

Available Fast Cash games are:

  • Big Bowling Bucks – Each $2 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $2 up to $600 and 20 percent of the Fast Cash progressive jackpot.
  • Wild Time Progressive – Each $2 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $2 up to $500 and 20 percent of the Fast Cash progressive jackpot.
  • 20X The Cash – Each $5 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $5 up to $2,500 and 50 percent of the Fast Cash progressive jackpot.
  • Diamond Wild Time Progressive – Each $5 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $5 up to $3,000 and 50 percent of the Fast Cash progressive jackpot.
  • 50X The Cash – Each $10 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $10 up to $5,000 and 100 percent of the Fast Cash progressive jackpot.
  • Doubler Wild Time Progressive – Each $10 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $10 up to $6,000 and 100 percent of the Fast Cash progressive jackpot.
  • Jackpot Slots – Each $10 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $10 up to $5,000 and 100 percent of the Fast Cash progressive jackpot.
  • Lucky 7s – Each $10 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $10 up to $4,000 and 100 percent of the Fast Cash progressive jackpot.
  • 100X The Cash – Each $20 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $20 up to $10,000 and 100 percent of the Fast Cash progressive jackpot, plus $250,000.
  • Jumbo Jackpot Slots – Each $20 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $20 up to $10,000 and 100 percent of the Fast Cash progressive jackpot plus $250,000.

Fast Cash prizes never sell out and there is no waiting for a drawing as all games are played immediately.

In 2019, players won more than $61 million playing Fast Cash games.

Fast Cash games may be purchased at 10,500 retailers across the state.

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Oakland County Man Wins $872,165 Fantasy 5 Jackpot Online

A chance purchase shortly before the drawing led to an Oakland County man winning an $872,165 Fantasy 5 jackpot from the Michigan Lottery.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, matched the Fantasy 5 numbers in the Aug. 4 drawing to win the big prize: 05-13-24-26-29. He bought his winning ticket online at MichiganLottery.com.

“I don’t play often, but I usually buy online when I do because it’s so convenient,” said the player. “A couple of hours before the drawing, I logged in and bought a ticket.”

The player visited Lottery headquarters to claim the big prize. He plans to save his 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. For an additional $1 per play, Double Play may be added to a Fantasy 5 ticket, giving players a second chance to win up to $110,000 in the nightly Double Play drawing. 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.

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