St. Clair County Man Wins $500,000 Playing the Michigan Lottery’s Diamond Spectacular Instant Game

A St. Clair County man “can’t explain the feeling” of winning a $500,000 prize playing the Michigan Lottery’s Diamond Spectacular instant game.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought his winning ticket at the BP gas station, located at 33925 23 Mile Road in Chesterfield.

“I purchased the tickets right before I went on vacation and forgot about them,” said the 62-year-old player. “A few days after I got home, I remembered I had a few tickets and scratched them off.

“When I saw I’d won $500,000, I looked the ticket over a few more times before taking it to my wife to have her check it over. We couldn’t believe it, so we had our son come over to look at it. When he confirmed what we were seeing, we took it to the retailer to scan it. That’s when we knew it was real.”

The lucky player visited Lottery headquarters to claim his prize. With his winnings, he plans to pay bills and then save the remainder.

“I can’t explain the feeling I got when I realized I’d won. It’s something I’ve never felt before,” the player said. “It still hasn’t sunk in.”

Players have won more than $12 million playing Diamond Spectacular, which launched in August 2020. Each $5 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $5 up to $500,000. More than $18 million in prizes remain, including two $500,000 top-prizes, 14 $2,000 prizes and 181 $500 prizes.

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

In 2020, Lottery players won more than $1.5 billion playing instant games.

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

A Bay County man was jumping for joy when he won $300,000 playing the Michigan Lottery’s Wild Time Deluxe instant game.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought his winning ticket at CB Discount, located at 1500 Broadway Street in Bay City.

“I purchased some tickets and had my wife scratch them off,” said the player. “When she scratched the $300,000 amount, she didn’t believe it was true, so she had me look the ticket over to be sure. We started jumping up and down we were so excited. It was a great feeling.”

The lucky 58-year-old player visited Lottery headquarters to claim his prize. With his winnings, he plans to pay bills and invest.

Players have won more than $14 million playing Wild Time Deluxe, which launched in April. Each $5 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $5 up to $300,000. More than $18 million in prizes remain, including one $300,000 top-prize, five $25,000 prizes and 15 $2,500 prizes.

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

In 2020, Lottery players won more than $1.5 billion playing instant games.

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Grand Rapids Woman Wins $1 Million Mega Millions Prize

A Grand Rapids woman plans to pay it forward after winning a $1 million Mega Millions prize from the Michigan Lottery.

Sumayyah Waver, 39, matched the five white balls drawn – 07-11-33-58-63 – in the June 1 drawing to win a $1 million prize. She bought her winning ticket at the Meijer store, located at 1997 East Beltline Avenue Northeast in Grand Rapids.

“I like to play a variety of Lottery games, so I purchased a few tickets when I was getting groceries,” said Waver. “About a week later, I checked the tickets. When I realized I’d won $1 million I was blown away!”

Waver visited Lottery headquarters to claim her prize. With her winnings she plans to pay off student debt and pay it forward.

“I am blessed with the people in my life and what I do for a living, so this will allow me to feel free and enjoy life even more,” said Waver.

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

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Monroe County Woman Wins $250,000 KENO! Prize from the Michigan Lottery

A Monroe County woman had beginner’s luck when she won a $250,000 prize playing the Michigan Lottery’s KENO! game for the first time.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, matched 10 of the 22 numbers drawn July 4. Her winning numbers were: 05-07-21-28-32-42-52-60-69-78. She bought her winning ticket at the Kroger store, located at 3462 West Sterns Road in Lambertville.

“My husband stopped to purchase a KENO! ticket while we were at the store,” said the player. “I had never played before, but I had a few dollars on me, so I decided to purchase a ticket too. I picked a special combination of numbers made up of birthdays, our kids ages, etc. and got my ticket.

“The next day, my husband walked in the door and told me I had won. I didn’t believe him until I looked the ticket over myself and saw I had matched all 10 numbers. It was exhilarating!”

The 69-year-old player visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim her prize. With her winnings she plans to pay bills, share with family, and save the remainder for retirement.

KENO! tickets may be purchased for $1. Players select 10 numbers from one to 80 for a chance to win prizes ranging from a free instant ticket up to $250,000. Drawings for the game take place at 7:30 p.m. seven days a week.

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Lansing Man Wins $498,726 Super Lucky 7’s Fast Cash Jackpot

A Lansing man is still having trouble believing he won a $498,726 Super Lucky 7’s Fast Cash jackpot from the Michigan Lottery.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought his winning ticket at St. Ides Village Food Market, located at 2110 West Jolly Road in Lansing.

“I like the Fast Cash games because you don’t have anything to scratch,” said the 29-year-old player. “I bought a couple tickets and tucked them away. Later that day, I remembered I had bought them and checked them.

“When I saw I was holding a jackpot winner, my eyes got huge! I called my family right away to tell them the good news and then sent them all a picture of the ticket.

“Winning is an incredible feeling, I just still can’t believe it happened to me!”

The player recently visited Lottery headquarters to claim the big prize. With his winnings, he plans to pay bills and then save the remainder.

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:

  • 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.
  • Cash Blast – Each $5 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $5 up to $2,000 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.
  • Super Lucky 7’s – Each $20 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $20 up to $9,000 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 2020, players won more than $64 million playing Fast Cash games.

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

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