Belleville Man Wins Second Six-Figure Powerball Prize

Luck struck a second time for a Belleville man who won $250,000 from the Michigan Lottery playing Powerball online.

Thomas McIntyre, 65, matched four of the white balls and the Powerball – 01-33-35-40-69 and PB: 24 – in the April 22 drawing to win a $50,000 prize. Thanks to the Powerplay, his prize was multiplied by five for a $250,000 prize. He bought his winning ticket online at MichiganLottery.com.

The is McIntyre’s second big Powerball win. In October 2019, McIntyre won a $100,000 prize playing Powerball online.

“You never really expect to win a huge Lottery prize, winning for a second time is truly unbelievable,” said McIntyre. “Just like when I won in October, the first person I shared the news with was my mom.

“The timing was so good. I found out I won $250,000 the day before my birthday and the day before I was set to retire. This will make my retirement so much more enjoyable and take a lot of stress away.”

McIntyre visited Lottery headquarters to claim his prize. He plans to invest his winnings.

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

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New Cash For Life Instant Games Offer Chance to Win up to $5,000 a Week for Life

Michigan Lottery players have a chance to win up to $5,000 a week for life instantly with the new Cash For Life instant games.

The new Cash For Life instant game family are:

  • $500 A Week For Life – $1 per ticket, with more than $6 million in prizes available
  • $1,000 A Week For Life – $2 per ticket, with more than $19 million in prizes available
  • $2,500 A Week For Life – $5 per ticket, with more than $39 million in prizes available
  • $5,000 A Week For Life – $10 per ticket, with more than $60 million in prizes available

The Lottery’s new Cash For Life games go on sale Tuesday.

Cash For Life instant game tickets have been a favorite among Lottery players, since 2012 when the lottery launched the Cash For Life instant game family. This is the first family of Cash For Life instant games since 2015.

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

In 2019, Lottery players won more than $1.2 billion playing instant games.

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Lottery Offices Closed in Observance of Independence Day

In observance of Independence Day, the Michigan Lottery headquarters in Lansing and all Lottery regional offices located in Detroit, Grand Rapids, Livonia, Saginaw and Sterling Heights will be closed on Friday, July 3.

All regularly scheduled drawings will take place on Friday.

All Lottery offices will reopen on Monday at 7:45 am.

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Jackson Woman Wins $500,000 Playing the Michigan Lottery’s $500,000 Triple Play Instant Game

A Jackson woman felt like she was going crazy when she won $500,000 playing the Michigan Lottery’s $500,000 Triple Play instant game.

“I had a $5 winner sitting in my car for a couple weeks, so I cashed it in for another ticket and won $30,” said Linda Flannery. “I decided I would keep $25 of that prize and buy one more $5 ticket.

“When I scratched this off, I thought I was crazy. It was hard to believe I really won $500,000.”

Flannery bought her winning ticket at Polly’s, located at 1821 Spring Arbor Road in Jackson.

The 71-year-old Flannery visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim the big prize. She plans on putting her winnings in the bank for a rainy day.

Players have won more than $23 million playing $500,000 Triple Play, which launched in August 2019. Each $5 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $5 up to $500,000. More than $6 million in prizes remain, including six $2,000 prizes.

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

In 2019, Lottery players won more than $1.2 billion playing instant games.

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Macomb County Man Wins $150,000 Playing Michigan Lottery’s Fruity Cashword Instant Game Online

A Macomb County man is house hunting after winning $150,000 playing the Michigan Lottery’s Fruity Cashword instant game online.

“I like playing instant games online and play a little of everything,” said Brian Pierce, of Richmond. “I was playing the right game at the right time, and it hit!

“I was uncovering the letters one-by-one and realized I had a lot of words adding up. I must have counted 10 words 10 times before the stunned feeling hit. I almost thought I was having a heart attack.”

Pierce, 40, visited Lottery headquarters to claim the big prize. He plans to use the money for a down payment on a new home for his family.

“This is life changing money and is really going to help me and my wife find our dream home,” Pierce 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, Lucky For Life, Lotto 47, and Fantasy 5 online. Through its online platform, the Lottery offers players more than 90 different games with plays ranging in price from 5 cents to $20.

More than 1 million 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 2019, Lottery players won more than $845 million playing games online.

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