Winning Lucky For Life Ticket Sold in Wayne County; Ticket Worth $25,000 a Year for Life

A Michigan Lottery player is looking forward to a lifetime of cash after winning $25,000 a year for life playing Lucky For Life.

A ticket bought at Crown Drugs, located at 24401 Plymouth Road, matched the five white balls drawn Thursday night – 04-21-24-30-31 – to win the big prize. This is the 24th time that a Michigan winner has won a lifetime prize in the Lucky For Life game.

The lucky winner has two choices to collect the big prize:

  • Annual payments for a minimum of 20 years or life, whichever is greater, or
  • A one-time lump sum cash payment of $390,000

The winner should contact the Michigan Lottery Public Relations Division at (517) 373-1237 to schedule an appointment to collect the big prize. The prize must be claimed at the Lottery’s headquarters in Lansing. Lucky For Life tickets are valid for one year from the drawing date.

For just $2 per play, Lucky For Life gives Lottery players a chance to win prizes ranging from $3 to a lifetime of cash. To win the game’s top prize of $1,000 a day for life, players must match all five winning numbers ranging from 1 to 48, plus one Lucky Ball ranging from 1 to 18. Players who match all five winning numbers, but not the Lucky Ball, will win $25,000 a year for life. Lucky For Life drawings take place every Monday and Thursday at 10:35 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at Lottery retailers across the state.

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Mega Millions Jackpot Jumps to $970 Million

MSL MegaMillions LogoThe Mega Millions jackpot jumped by $70 million, and now stands at a record $970 million for Friday’s drawing. The cash option for the jackpot is $548 million

The $970 million jackpot is the largest Mega Millions jackpot ever. The biggest Mega Millions jackpot won in 2018 was a $543 million jackpot. One ticket purchased in California matched the five white balls and Mega ball to win on July 24.

The last Michigan player to win a Mega Millions jackpot was Kevin Blake, of Waterford. Blake won half of the game’s $42 million jackpot in October 2017. The other winning ticket was purchased in Rhode Island.

If a Michigan player wins Friday’s $970 million jackpot, it would be the largest Mega Millions prize ever won in the state and the largest ever Michigan Lottery prize. On April 22, 2005, a Port Huron couple, Ralph and Mary Stebbins, won $208 million playing Mega Millions. On Aug. 15, 2012, Donald Lawson, of Lapeer, won a $337 million Powerball jackpot. Lawson’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 $2. 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 Friday’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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Ogemaw County Woman Wins $162,917 Club Keno The Jack Prize from the Michigan Lottery

Julie Garrison and her boyfriend, Tim, smile after collecting her $162,917 Club Keno The Jack prize.

Julie Garrison and her boyfriend, Tim, smile after collecting her $162,917 Club Keno The Jack prize.

An Ogemaw County woman cried tears of joy after learning she’d won $162,917 playing the Michigan Lottery’s Club Keno The Jack game.

“Winning this prize is so unbelievable. It’s going to make me debt-free and stress-free!” said the big winner, Julie Garrison, of West Branch.

She won the big prize when her easy pick The Jack numbers – 13-30-39-44-58-63-70-72 – matched eight of the 20 Club Keno numbers drawn in draw 1635517 on Tuesday morning. The winning ticket was bought at the Shell gas station, located at 600 West Houghton Avenue in West Branch.

“My boyfriend, Tim, and I played Club Keno on Monday night and won a little bit of money,” said the 56-year-old Garrison. “On Tuesday morning, he cashed the ticket and used $40 of the winnings to buy another Club Keno The Jack ticket.

“He checked the ticket later that day and the clerk at the Shell told him we’d have to file a claim with the Lottery. We thought we’d won $10,000, so I met up with him to get the ticket, and then headed to a bank in Houghton Lake to collect the prize.

Winning Ticket

Winning Ticket

“The girls at the bank took my ticket and then a short time later told me I’d need to call the Lottery to make an appointment because it was too big for them to cash. I called the Lottery from the bank, and when the girl told me I won $162,917, I started crying and couldn’t stop. Ever since, my stomach has been in knots and I haven’t been able to sleep because I’m so overwhelmed by winning.”

Garrison visited Lottery headquarters Wednesday to claim the big prize. With her winnings, she plans to pay bills, buy Tim a new truck, and then save the remainder.

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 2017, Lottery players won about $423 million playing Club Keno, The KICKER, and The Jack.

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Powerball Jackpot Climbs to $345 Million for Tonight’s Drawing

Michigan Lottery PowerballThere is $345 million up for grabs in tonight’s Powerball jackpot. The cash option for the jackpot is about $199 million.

If a Michigan player wins tonight’s $345 million jackpot, it would be the largest Powerball jackpot ever won in the state. On Aug. 15, 2012, Donald Lawson, of Lapeer, won a $337 million Powerball jackpot. Lawson’s jackpot holds the record for the largest Lottery prize ever won in Michigan.

The last Michigan player to win the Powerball jackpot was Julie Leach, of Three Rivers. Leach won the game’s $310.5 million jackpot on Sept. 30, 2015.

Players still have plenty of time to purchase tickets for a chance to win the big jackpot. Players may buy $2 Powerball tickets for the drawing at Lottery retailers throughout the state and online at MichiganLottery.com until 9:45 p.m. today.

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.

Powerball drawings take 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 44 states, Washington D.C., U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.

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Mega Millions Jackpot Jumps to $900 Million

MSL MegaMillions LogoThe Mega Millions jackpot jumped by $32 million, and now stands at a record $900 million for Friday’s drawing. The cash option for the jackpot is $513 million.

The $900 million jackpot is the largest Mega Millions jackpot ever. The biggest Mega Millions jackpot won in 2018 was a $543 million jackpot. One ticket purchased in California matched the five white balls and Mega ball to win on July 24.

The last Michigan player to win a Mega Millions jackpot was Kevin Blake, of Waterford. Blake won half of the game’s $42 million jackpot in October 2017. The other winning ticket was purchased in Rhode Island.

If a Michigan player wins Friday’s $900 million jackpot, it would be the largest Mega Millions prize ever won in the state and the largest ever Michigan Lottery prize. On April 22, 2005, a Port Huron couple, Ralph and Mary Stebbins, won $208 million playing Mega Millions. On Aug. 15, 2012, Donald Lawson, of Lapeer, won a $337 million Powerball jackpot. Lawson’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 $2. 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 Friday’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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