Michigan Lottery’s Lotto 47 Jackpot Climbs to $16.95 Million

Lotto 47 with EZMatchA Michigan Lottery player could give their bank account a boost if they win Saturday’s $16.95 million Lotto 47 jackpot. To win the jackpot, players must match all six of the numbers drawn.

If a player wins Saturday’s $16.95 million Lotto 47 jackpot, it would be the largest Lotto 47 jackpot won since July 2015 when an Otsego County man won a $13.1 million jackpot. The Lotto 47 jackpot was won eight times in 2016 with the jackpots totaling more than $14.1 million. In January 2016, a Mason County couple won a $4.2 million Lotto 47 jackpot, which was the largest prize won playing the game in 2016.

On March 1, 2008, a lucky player won a $23.6 million Lotto 47 jackpot. That jackpot holds the record for the largest Lotto 47 prize.

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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Lottery Offices Closed in Observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. 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 Monday.

All regularly scheduled drawings will continue on Monday.

The bank claim centers that the Michigan Lottery has teamed up with may have office hours on Monday, however, they won’t be able to process a claim, because the Lottery offices will be closed.

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

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Wayne County Man Wins $462,419 Fantasy 5 Jackpot from the Michigan Lottery

01-11-17-fantasy-5-462419-draw-01-09-17-anonymous-wayne-countyA Wayne County man’s luck took a turn for the better when he won a $462,419 Fantasy 5 jackpot from the Michigan Lottery.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, matched the Fantasy 5 numbers drawn on Monday – 03-17-21-27-34 – to win the big prize. The player bought his winning ticket at Beverage 1, located at 19322 Grand River Avenue in Detroit.

“I must have checked my ticket 30 to 40 times to make sure it was a winner,” said the player. “I just couldn’t believe it.

“I didn’t let the ticket out of my hands after I found out it was a winner. I even slept with it under my pillow.”

The player visited Lottery headquarters Wednesday to claim the big prize. With his winnings he plans to buy a new home and then save the remainder.

“I was laid off a few years ago and I lost my house. I’ve been working to get back on my feet and this will really help me,” 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 $100,000.

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Wayne County Man Wins $300,000 Playing Michigan Lottery’s Bingo Plus Instant Game

01-11-17-bingo-plus-ig-796-300000-anonymous-wayne-countyA Wayne County man turned a lucky feeling into a $300,000 prize playing the Michigan Lottery’s Bingo Plus instant game.

The lucky player bought his winning ticket the Canton City Market, located at 8177 North Sheldon Road in Canton.

“When I started scratching the ticket I had a lucky feeling,” said the player, who chose to remain anonymous. “Each time I scratched off a number, I told my wife ‘It’s going to be on card one.’ Turns out I was right.”

After taking the ticket back to the Canton City Market to confirm it was a big winner, the player hid the ticket in a wooden chest in his house.

“I figured my treasure chest would be a good place to keep the ticket,” said the player. “I knew if anything happened to me before I could claim the prize, my kids would be able to find it there.”

The player visited Lottery headquarters Wednesday to claim the big prize. With his winnings, he plans to buy a new truck, pay some dental bills, and take a trip down south to visit his younger brother.

Players have won more than $5.2 million playing Bingo Plus, which launched in October 2016. Each $5 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $5 up to $300,000. More than $17.7 million in prizes remain, including two $300,000 top prizes, four $12,000 prizes, eight $10,000 prizes, 33 $2,000 prizes, and 77 $1,000 prizes.

Lottery instant games may be purchased at 11,000 retailers across the state.

In 2016, Lottery players won nearly $817 million playing instant games.

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Michigan Lottery’s Lotto 47 Jackpot Climbs to $16.55 Million

It could be a happy hump day for a Michigan Lottery player if they win tonight’s $16.55 million Lotto 47 jackpot. To win the jackpot, players must match all six of the numbers drawn.

If a player wins tonight’s $16.55 million Lotto 47 jackpot, it would be the largest Lotto 47 jackpot won since July 2015 when an Otsego County man won a $13.1 million jackpot. The Lotto 47 jackpot has been won eight times in 2016 with the jackpots totaling more than $14.1 million. In January, a Mason County couple won a $4.2 million Lotto 47 jackpot, which is the largest prize won playing the game this year.

On March 1, 2008, a lucky player won a $23.6 million Lotto 47 jackpot. That jackpot holds the record for the largest Lotto 47 prize.

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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