$1 Million Winning Mega Millions Ticket Bought in Macomb

MSL MegaMillions LogoA Michigan Lottery won $1 million in Tuesday night’s Mega Millions drawing.

A lucky player matched the five white balls drawn – 08-12-23-51-73 – in Tuesday’s drawing to win a $1 million prize. The winning ticket was bought at the BP gas station, located at 15255 Hall Road in Macomb.

This is the second time in two weeks that a Michigan player has won $1 million playing Mega Millions. On July 4, a player won $1 million with a ticket that was bought at the Exxon gas station, located at 24938 Ford Road in Dearborn Heights.

The $1 million winners should contact the Michigan Lottery Public Relations Division at (517) 373-1237 to schedule an appointment to collect the big prizes. The prizes 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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Detroit Woman Wins $1 Million Playing the Michigan Lottery’s $1,000,000 Gold Rush Instant Game

A Detroit woman was shaking after winning $1 million playing the Michigan Lottery’s $1 million Gold Rush instant game.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought her winning ticket at Ray’s Party Shoppe, located at 21369 Gratiot Avenue in Eastpointe.

“I scratched the ticket at Ray’s and started shaking when I saw I won $1 million,” said the player. “The clerk told me to sign the ticket so I did that right away.”

After leaving Ray’s Party Shoppe, the player stopped to buy a safe to protect her ticket over the weekend.

The lucky player visited Lottery headquarters Monday to claim her prize. She chose to receive her prize as a one-time lump sum payment of about $634,000, rather than an annuity. With her windfall, the player plans to buy a new home, a new vehicle, and then save the remainder.

“I feel blessed. It feels good to win and know I will be a little more comfortable financially,” the player said.

Players have won more than $11.8 million playing $1,000,000 Gold Rush, which launched in May. Each $10 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $10 up to $1 million. More than $55.3 million in prizes remain, including two $1 million top prizes, 17 $20,000 prizes, and 1,140 $1,000 prizes.

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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Mega Millions Jackpot Climbs to $232 Million

The cash continues to pile up in tonight’s Mega Millions jackpot, which now stands at $232 million. The cash option for tonight’s jackpot is $143 million.

The $232 million jackpot is the largest Mega Millions jackpot in 2017. In January, one ticket purchased in California matched the five white balls and Mega ball to win a $188 million jackpot.

The last Michigan player to win the Mega Millions jackpot was Kelsey Zachow, of Port Huron. Zachow won the game’s $66 million jackpot in June 2014.

If a Michigan player win’s tonight’s $232 million jackpot, it would be the largest Mega Millions prize won in the state. On April 22, 2005, a Port Huron couple, Ralph and Mary Stebbins, won $208 million. The Stebbins’s jackpot holds the record for the largest Lottery prize ever won in Michigan.

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 for tonight’s drawing may be purchased online at MichiganLottery.com and at the Lottery’s 11,000 retailers around the state until 10:45 p.m.

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Genesee County Man Wins $300,000 Playing the Michigan Lottery’s Wild Time Riches Instant Game

A Genesee County man felt “bewildered” after winning $300,000 playing the Michigan Lottery’s Wild Time Riches instant game.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought his winning ticket at Jimmy’s Short Stop, located at 1104 South Elms Road in Flint.

“I was home alone when I scratched the ticket off, and I just couldn’t believe my eyes,” said the 70-year-old player. “When my wife got home, I had her take a look at the ticket and she just keep asking: ‘Are you joking?’

“After we got settled down, I took the ticket to the bank and put it in my safety deposit box.”

The player visited Lottery headquarters Friday to claim his big prize. With his winnings he plans to set up a college fund for his grandson, set some aside for a 50th anniversary trip, and share the remainder with his family.

“I feel so blessed to have won such a big prize,” the player said.

Players have won more than $12.5 million playing Wild Time Riches, which launched in March. Each $5 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $5 up to $300,000. More than $13.7 million in prizes remain, including two $300,000 top prizes and 30 $2,000 prizes.

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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Michigan Lottery Giving Bingo, Cashword, and Wild Time Players Chance to Win $100 in Instant Tickets Weekly

Michigan Lottery Instant GamesThe Michigan Lottery is giving Bingo, Cashword, and Wild Time players an opportunity to win $100 in free instant game tickets each week.

Beginning Wednesday at 5 p.m., players may enter codes from non-winning Bingo, Cashword, and Wild Time tickets at 2ndchanceplay.com/milottery for a chance to play a second chance interactive game. Each game will award players coupons for instant game free play or entries into a weekly drawing for $100 in free instant game tickets.

Players must have a Michigan Lottery account to take advantage of this offer. To sign up for a Michigan Lottery account, players may visit MichiganLottery.com.

Each week, five winners will be selected at random from the entries received for each game. Each winner will receive $100 in instant game tickets. There is no limit on the number of entries players may earn for each weekly drawing.

On Wednesday, the second chance sites for Bingo, Cashword, and Wild Time will be unavailable from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. while updates take place for the new weekly instant ticket giveaway.

Nearly 580,000 players have registered for an online Lottery account.

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