Wayne County Man Wins $75,000 Playing Michigan Lottery’s Cash Buster Towers Game Online

Kyle Grant (right) poses for a photo with his friend, Joe Webb, after collecting his $75,000 prize.

Kyle Grant (right) poses for a photo with his friend, Joe Webb, after collecting his $75,000 prize.

A Wayne County man’s jaw hit the floor when he won $75,000 playing the Michigan Lottery’s Cash Buster Towers game online.

“I was up late messing around on my phone and decided to play some Lottery games,” said Kyle Grant, of Wyandotte. “I played a few games of Cash Buster Towers and hit $75,000! My jaw dropped and I sat there for five minutes in stunned silence.

“I sent a text message to my dad and best friend, Joe, but they were both sleeping. I stayed up all night waiting for them to message me back. When they finally did, I had to convince them I wasn’t playing a trick on them.”

The 28-year-old Grant visited Lottery headquarters on Thursday to claim his big prize. With his winnings, he plans to pay some bills and then invest the remainder.

“You play the Lottery for the dream of winning, but I never thought it would be a reality for me. It’s unreal,” Grant 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, Lotto 47, and Fantasy 5 online. Through its online platform, the Lottery offers players more than 50 different games with plays ranging in price from 5 cents to $20.

Nearly 820,000 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 2017, Lottery players won more than $535 million playing games online.

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Kalamazoo County Man Wins $2.5 Million Lotto 47 Jackpot

A Kalamazoo County man was left speechless after winning a $2.5 million Lotto 47 jackpot from the Michigan Lottery.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, matched all six Lotto 47 numbers drawn May 26: 02-03-09-18-20-23. He bought the winning ticket at Stillwater’s Market, located at 7058 West Q Ave in Kalamazoo.

“I saw on the Michigan Lottery website where the winning Lotto 47 ticket was bought, and I thought: ‘This could be significant,’” said the player. “I went out to my car to grab my wallet and checked my ticket. When I saw I matched all six numbers, I woke my wife up to double check it for me.

“At first, she didn’t believe anything I was saying, but after she read the ticket for herself she was just as stunned as I was. We spent the next hour or so sitting at the kitchen table drinking coffee and staring at each other because we didn’t know what to say.”

The 45-year-old player visited Lottery headquarters Friday to claim the big prize. He chose to receive his prize as a one-time lump sum payment of about $1.6 million, rather than annuity payments for the full amount.

With his winnings, the player plans to pay bills, set up a college fund for his children, and then invest the remainder for his retirement.

“It’s hard to explain how winning feels. The best way to put it, is to say that it gives my family a lot more comfort,” the player said.

Each Lotto 47 play is only $1. Players select six numbers from one to 47 for a chance to win a jackpot starting at $1 million and that grows until someone wins it. For an additional $1 per game, players may add EZMatch to their ticket for a chance to win up to $500 instantly. Lotto 47 drawings take place on Wednesday and Saturday at 7:29 p.m. Tickets may be purchased until 7:08 p.m. on the day of the drawing.

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$1 Million Powerball Prize Unclaimed After Eight Months; Winning Ticket Sold in Ionia

Michigan Lottery PowerballA $1 million Powerball prize remains unclaimed eight months after the drawing.

A lucky player matched the five white balls drawn – 08-10-21-23-25 – in the Sept. 27, 2017 drawing to win a $1 million prize. The player purchased the winning ticket at the Ionia Marathon, located at 121 North Dexter Street in Ionia.

The $1 million 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. Tickets for Powerball are valid for one year from the drawing date.

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

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Macomb County Man Wins $105,000 Fantasy 5 Jackpot from the Michigan Lottery

Danial Wuestewald and his wife, Kim, pose for a photo after colletcing a $105,000 Fantasy 5 jackpot.

Danial Wuestewald and his wife, Kim, pose for a photo after collecting a $105,000 Fantasy 5 jackpot.

Quitting time came early for a Macomb County man who won a $105,000 Fantasy 5 jackpot from the Michigan Lottery.

Danial Wuestewald, of Chesterfield, matched the Fantasy 5 numbers drawn Monday – 06-09-25-30-37 – to win the jackpot. He bought his winning ticket at the 7-Eleven, located at 18711 15 Mile Road in Clinton Township. Chesterfield is about 35 miles north of Detroit.

“I work nights, so my wife always calls me to give me the numbers,” said Wuestewald. “When she called last night, I had to double check that I’d matched them all then I started screaming!

Danial Wuestewald's winning ticket.

Danial Wuestewald’s winning ticket.

“My co-workers congratulated me and then I went in to tell my boss. He was excited for me and told me to go home and celebrate.”

The 58-year-old Wuestewald visited Lottery headquarters Tuesday to claim his prize. With his winnings he plans to take his wife on a shopping spree and then save the remainder.

“It’s amazing and shocking to win this kind of money,” Wuestewald said.

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 $100,000.

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Macomb County Woman Wins $246,911 Fantasy 5 Jackpot from the Michigan Lottery

A Macomb County got a big surprise when she got to work and learned she’d won a $246,911 Fantasy 5 jackpot from the Michigan Lottery.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, matched the Fantasy 5 numbers drawn Thursday – 01-06-08-27-31 – to win the jackpot. She bought her winning ticket at the Hollywood Supermarket, located at 2670 West Maple Road in Troy.

“I’ve been sticking with Fantasy 5 lately because the odds of winning are pretty good,” said the player. “I bought my ticket on Thursday, and checked it on the Lottery app when I got settled at work on Friday morning.

“I went through the numbers one-by-one and my jaw dropped. I tucked the ticket away, and went about my day. It was tough to keep such a big secret!”

The 38-year-old player visited Lottery headquarters on Monday to claim her prize. With her winnings, she plans to pay bills, share with family, and take a memorable vacation.

“It’s been a rough few months for my family with my husband’s job being unpredictable. This helps get us caught up and then some,” the player said.

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 $105,000.

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