Wayne County Woman Wins $300,000 Playing the Michigan Lottery’s Multi-Prize Bingo Instant Game

A Wayne County woman says she’s a “thousandaire” after winning $300,000 playing the Michigan Lottery’s Multi-Prize Bingo instant game.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought the winning ticket at the Chalmers Service Station, located at 1440 East Seven Mile Road in Detroit.

“My mom asked me to get her a few instant tickets,” said the 42-year-old player. “When I was buying hers, I decided to add a Multi-Prize Bingo ticket for myself.

“When I saw I had a blacked out card, I thought: ‘This can’t be real!’ I asked my mom to check the ticket, and she said it looked like a winner to her. I was still skeptical, so I asked her to put the ticket in a safe spot and I went to work. While I was at work, I called my mom several times and asked her to look at the ticket again because I was so shocked.”

It wasn’t until the player called the Lottery office Friday afternoon that she believed she was a big winner.

“When I hung up the phone, I told my mom and sister: ‘We’re thousandaires!’ said the player.

With her winnings, she plans to invest in her small business, share with family, and then save the remainder.

Players have won more than $14 million playing Multi-Prize Bingo, which launched in October 2017. Each $5 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $5 up to $300,000. More than $5 million in prizes remain, including two $12,000 prizes, four $10,000 prizes, 12 $2,000 prizes, and 19 $1,000 prizes.

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

In 2017, Lottery players won more than $960 million playing instant games.

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$894,666 Fantasy 5 Jackpot Winning Ticket Bought in Grand Blanc

Fantasy 5 with EZMatchA lucky Michigan Lottery player who bought a Fantasy 5 ticket in Grand Blanc for Sunday’s drawing is walking around with a ticket worth $894,666.

A lucky player matched the Fantasy 5 numbers drawn – 04-06-14-16-17 – in Sunday’s drawing to win a $894,666 jackpot. The winning ticket was bought at Tony’s Kwik Mart, located at 5124 East Hill Road in Grand Blanc.

The winner from Sunday’s drawing 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 Fantasy 5 are valid for one year from the drawing date.

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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Canton Woman Wins $50,004 Powerball Prize from the Michigan Lottery

Delaine Passucci, smiles after collecting a $50,004 Powerball prize.

Delaine Passucci, smiles after collecting a $50,004 Powerball prize.

A Canton woman was throwing away a Powerball ticket, but asked a store clerk to scan it first and found she’d won $50,004.

Delaine Passucci, 47, matched the four white balls and the Powerball – 02-18-41-44-64 PB: 26 – in the July 25 drawing to win the $50,000 prize. Passucci also won an additional $4 on her ticket. She bought her winning ticket at the Kroger store, located at 9700 Chilson Commons Circle in Pinckney.

“I had a few tickets for that Powerball drawing, and the self-scanner wouldn’t tell me if it was a winner,” said Passucci. “I stuck the ticket back in my wallet and decided I’d try to scan it again later. When I did, the same thing happened so I tucked it away again.

Passucci's winning ticket.

Passucci’s winning ticket.

“A couple weeks later I was buying my groceries at Kroger and I stopped at the Lottery counter and scanned it again and again the scanner wouldn’t tell me if it was a winner. I was just about to toss it in the garbage, when I decided to have the clerk scan it for me. When she told me I’d have to go to the Lottery office to claim my prize, I realized I’d won too much for the self-scanner to give me a prize amount!”

Passucci visited Lottery headquarters Friday to claim her prize. With her winnings, she’s going to share with her church and then save the remainder.

“It’s been a roller coaster since I bought this ticket! I went from thinking I had a bad ticket, to thinking I won some money, to finding out I won some real money,” Passucci said.

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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Powerball Jackpot Climbs to $247 Million for Saturday’s Drawing

Michigan Lottery PowerballThe Powerball jackpot has climbed to $247 million for Saturday’s drawing. The cash option for the jackpot is about $147 million.

The last Michigan player to win the Powerball jackpot was Julie Leach, of Three Rivers. Leach won the game’s $310.5 million jackpot on Sept. 30, 2015.

If a Michigan player wins Saturday’s $247 million jackpot, it would be the third-largest Powerball prize won in the state. On Aug. 15, 2012, Donald Lawson, of Lapeer, won a $337 million Powerball jackpot. Lawson’s jackpot holds the record for the largest Lottery prize ever won in Michigan.

Players still have plenty of time to purchase tickets for a chance to win the big jackpot. Players may buy $2 Powerball tickets for the drawing at Lottery retailers throughout the state and online at MichiganLottery.com until 9:45 p.m. Saturday.

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.

Powerball drawings take 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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New Super Raffle Gives Michigan Lottery Players Chance to Win Millions

Michigan Lottery players have a chance to win the largest raffle prize ever with the new Super Raffle game!

The Super Raffle will feature the richest payout of any raffle game offered by the Lottery. It will offer a top prize of $4 million and two $2 million prizes. Other prizes are: $100,000 (10), $500 (3,300), and $100 (12,000).

Beginning Aug. 12, Super Raffle ticket may be purchased for $50 each. Each Easy Pick play will feature a unique six-digit raffle number. Only 300,000 ticket for the Super Raffle game will be sold. The Super Raffle drawing will take place on or after Sept. 19.

Super Raffle is the 26th different raffle themed game offered by the Lottery. Prizes on previous raffle games ranged from $40,000 tax free to nearly $2.5 million.

Super Raffle tickets may be purchased at the Lottery’s 11,000 retailers across the state.

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