Winning Lucky For Life Ticket Bought in Shelby Township; Ticket Worth $25,000 a Year for Life

Lucky for Life LogoA 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 matched the five white balls drawn Saturday night – 13-26-34-37-48 – to win the big prize. The winning ticket was bought at the Sunoco gas station, located at 45471 Ryan Road in Shelby Township. This is the fifth time a Michigan player has won a lifetime prize playing Lucky For Life this year.

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

  • Annual $25,000 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 Player Relations Division at 844-887-6836, option 2 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. Drawings take place at 10:38 p.m. seven days-a-week. Tickets may be purchased at Lottery retailers across the state and online at MichiganLottery.com.

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Detroit Man Wins $100,000 Powerball Prize from the Michigan Lottery

Winning TicketA Detroit man was elated when he found out he won a $100,000 Powerball prize from the Michigan Lottery.

Sheadrick Stephens Jr., 75, matched the four white balls and the Powerball
– 09-21-56-57-66 PB:11 – in the August 3 drawing to win a $50,000 prize. Thanks to the Power Play, the prize was multiplied to $100,000. He bought his winning ticket at the Meijer store, located at 28800 Telegraph Road in Southfield.

“I play Powerball regularly and always check the numbers online after the drawing,” said Stephens Jr. “When I checked my ticket and realized I’d won $100,000, I was elated!”

Stephens Jr. recently visited Lottery headquarters to claim his prize. He plans to share his winnings with his family.

“There is no other way to describe winning other than complete elation,” said Stephens Jr.

The Powerball jackpot was last won on August 3. One ticket bought in Pennsylvania won the $206.9 million jackpot. The current jackpot stands at $56 million.

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. For an additional $1 per play, Double Play may be added to a Powerball ticket, giving players a second chance to win up to $10 million in the nightly Double Play drawing.

The Powerball drawing takes place at 10:59 p.m. on Monday, 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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Wayne County Woman Wins $1 Million Mega Millions Prize

Mega Millions LogoA Wayne County woman couldn’t believe her eyes when she logged in to her Lottery account and saw a $1 million Mega Millions prize pending.

Nikki Lawson, of Harper Woods, matched the five white balls – 13-36-45-57-67 – in the July 29 drawing to win a $1 million prize. She bought her winning ticket online at MichiganLottery.com.

“I decided to buy a Mega Millions ticket because the jackpot was so high,” said Lawson. “The next day I saw an email from the Lottery notifying me that I’d won a prize. I logged in to my Lottery account to see what I’d won, assuming it was a $1,000 prize or a prize around that amount.

“When a pop up came up showing $1 million, all I could think was: ‘That is way too many zeros to be $1,000!’ I started freaking out when I realized how much I’d won.”

Lawson, 39, visited Lottery headquarters to claim her prize. With her winnings, she plans to purchase a home and then save the remainder.

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 are sold in 45 states, Washington D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Mega Millions tickets may be purchased online at MichiganLottery.com and at any of the Lottery’s 10,500 retailers around the state until 10:45 p.m. the day of the drawing.

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Oakland County Woman Wins $500,000 Playing the Michigan Lottery’s Hit $500,000 Instant Game

Winning TicketAn Oakland County woman is still in shock after winning $500,000 playing the Michigan Lottery’s Hit $500,000 instant game.

The lucky 51-year-old player, who chose to remain anonymous, purchased her winning ticket at Spring Valley Party Store, located at 2823 East Highland Road in Highland.

“I play all of the Lottery games, but I especially like playing instant tickets,” said the player. “My friend went into the store and bought the ticket for me, and I scratched it when he got back to the car. When we saw the prize amount, we didn’t believe it was real. I took the ticket back into the store to have it checked. When the cashier confirmed the amount, I couldn’t believe it! I am still in shock.”

The player visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim her prize. With her winnings, she plans to pay bills and vacation.

Players have won more than $14 million playing Hit $500,000 which launched in December. Each $5 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $5 up to $500,000. More than $14 million in prizes remain, including one $500,000 top prize and 17 $2,000 prizes.

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

In 2021, Lottery players won more than $1.8 billion playing instant games.

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Battle Creek Man Wins $25,000 a Year for Life Playing Lucky For Life

Winning TicketA Battle Creek man couldn’t help but shout when he won $25,000 a year for life playing the Michigan Lottery’s Lucky For Life game.

Michael Justice, 64, matched the five white balls drawn July 17 – 02-04-18-22-41 – to win $25,000 a year for life. He bought his winning ticket at the Marathon gas station, located at 1411 East Michigan Avenue in Battle Creek.

“I really like the Lucky For Life game and I play it often,” said Justice. “I woke up the morning after the drawing and started my day. When I remembered my Lucky for Life ticket, I stopped what I was doing to check the winning numbers. I jumped up and started shouting when I realized I’d won $25,000 a year for life!”

Justice visited Lottery headquarters to claim his big prize. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump sum payment of $390,000, rather than annuity payments of $25,000 for 20 years or life, whichever is greater.

With his winnings, Justice plans to pay bills, share with family, and purchase a new car.

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. Drawings take place at 10:38 p.m. seven days-a-week. Tickets may be purchased at Lottery retailers across the state and online at MichiganLottery.com.

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