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 Thursday.

All regularly scheduled drawings will take place on Thursday.

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

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

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Canton Man Wins $112,885 Playing Bowling Bucks II Fast Cash Game

Michael McCallister (right) poses for a photo with his father-in-law, Tim Wiencek, after claiming a $112,885 Bowling Bucks II Fast Cash prize.

Michael McCallister (right) poses for a photo with his father-in-law, Tim Wiencek, after claiming a $112,885 Bowling Bucks II Fast Cash prize.

A Canton man cried tears of joy after winning $112,885 playing the Michigan Lottery’s Bowling Bucks II Fast Cash game.

“I stopped at the Holiday Market on my lunch break and had an extra $1 so I bought the Bowling Bucks II ticket,” said Michael McCallister. “When I got back to my car, I looked at the ticket and saw I won part of the jackpot!

“I must have looked at the ticket 15 times, every which way, before I could believe what my eyes were seeing.”

The Holiday Market is located at 520 South Lilley Road in Canton.

“That evening when I got home, I had a beer while I waited for my wife to come home,” said the 58-year-old McCallister. “When she walked in, she asked why I was drinking. I told her I was celebrating and handed her the ticket to look over. At first, she thought we’d won $100. Once I told her it was more than $100,000, we both started crying.”

McCallister visited Lottery headquarters today to claim the big prize. With his winnings, he plans to pay bills.

Fast Cash games are a series of instant-win games that print from terminals at Lottery retailers. Fast Cash tickets range in price from $1 per play up to $20 per play.

Fast Cash games also 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:

  • Bowling Bucks II – Each $1 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $1 up to $100 and 10 percent of the Fast Cash progressive jackpot.
  • Whole Lotta $100s – 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 100X The Cash – 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.
  • 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 2018, players won more than $51.5 million playing Fast Cash games.

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

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Lotto 47 Jackpot Climbs to $10.2 Million

A lucky Michigan Lottery player could be headed toward an early retirement if they win Saturday’s $10.2 million Lotto 47 jackpot! To win the jackpot, players must match all six of the numbers drawn.

If a player wins the Lotto 47 jackpot, it would mark the second time the game’s jackpot has been won in 2019. In February, a player won a $2.5 million Lotto 47 jackpot with a ticket bought at the Uptown Bar, located at 8 West Front Street in Monroe.

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 play, Double Play may be added to a Lotto 47 ticket, giving players a second chance to win up to $1.5 million in the nightly Double Play drawing. 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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Wayne County Man Wins Half of $846,648 Fantasy 5 Jackpot

A Wayne County man won half of a $846,648 jackpot – $423,324 –  from a set of numbers that he chose in a hurry.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, was one of the two lucky players to match the Fantasy 5 numbers drawn on Feb. 15 to win half of the $846,648 jackpot: 03-08-09-22-30. He bought his winning ticket at the American Enterprises, located at 8744 Pelham Road in Taylor.

“I ran into the store last minute to purchase the ticket,” said the 55-year-old player. “I was in a rush so I randomly checked five numbers for one line and did Easy Pick for the rest.

“I was checking the winning numbers that night after the drawing when I saw my first line of numbers matched. I couldn’t believe that the five numbers I randomly selected ended up being the winning numbers. It felt unbelievable!”

The player visited Lottery headquarters Wednesday to claim his prize. The player plans to invest his winnings.

The other winning ticket was purchased at the Pilot Flying J, located at 2424 Wadhams Road in Kimball Township. That half of the jackpot was claimed in February.

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. For an additional $1 per play, Double Play may be added to a Fantasy 5 ticket, giving players a second chance to win up to $110,000 in the nightly Double Play drawing. 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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Shelby Township Woman Wins $1 Million Powerball Prize

A Shelby Township woman has a store clerk to thank after winning a $1 million Powerball prize from the Michigan Lottery.

“I stopped at the corner gas station Thursday and as I was checking out, the clerk said: ‘The Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots are looking pretty good,’” said Dawn Zendt, 60. “So, I bought 10 tickets for each drawing. As I turned to leave the clerk reminded me to grab my tickets because I had set them on the counter.”

Zendt matched the five white balls drawn – 03-06-11-14-66 – in Saturday’s drawing to win a $1 million prize. She bought the winning ticket at the Marathon gas station, located at 51969 Van Dyke Avenue in Shelby Township.

“I checked my tickets Sunday morning and I was in awe,” said Zendt. “I called for my husband to come double check the ticket for me! I just kept saying: ‘Look at this! Look at this!’”

Zendt visited Lottery headquarters Tuesday to claim the big prize. With her winnings, she plans to complete some home improvements and then save the remainder for her retirement.

“I’m still going to work, but it’s an amazing feeling to know I’ll be set when I do decide to retire,” Zendt 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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