Ingham County Woman Wins $80,000 Playing Michigan Lottery’s Triple Gems Instant Game Online

Winning $80,000 playing the Michigan Lottery’s Triple Gems instant game online left an Ingham County woman in a “state of shock.”

“Triple Gems is one of my favorite online games to play,” said the winner, who chose to remain anonymous. “Winning $80,000 was a different kind of feeling. It was like a calm came over me.

“I showed my daughter my phone right after I won, and she couldn’t believe it. We started celebrating right away. It’s such a relief and brings me so much happiness to know I can do so much for my family.”

With her winnings, the player plans to share with family, pay some bills, and then save the remainder.

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, 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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Monroe County Man Wins $4 Million for the Second Time Playing the Michigan Lottery’s $150,000,000 Payout Instant Game

Mark Clark may be the luckiest man in Monroe County after winning a second $4 million prize on a Michigan Lottery instant game.

Clark, of South Rockwood, won the prize playing $150,000,000 Payout. He bought the winning ticket at Ash Market, located at 11653 Telegraph Road in Carleton. In December 2017, Clark won $4 million playing the Lottery’s Millionaire’s Club instant game. He bought that winning ticket at the 127 Party Store, located at 4938 South Meridian Road in Hudson.

“You don’t think you’ll win millions once, and you definitely never think it would happen twice,” said Clark, 50. “It’s hard to put into words exactly what I am feeling.

“I scratched the ticket off in the store with a coin my dad gave me about 10 years ago. We lost him about a year ago after some health struggles, and I can’t help but think maybe that lucky coin helped me win this.

“After the first win, I retired from my job and spent a lot of time fishing. My dad and I always used to fish together and have great memories of that, so this will help me keep fishing and enjoying time with my son and family.”

Clark visited Lottery headquarters to claim the big prize. He chose to accept his prize as a one-time lump sum payment of about $2.5 million rather than annuity payments for the full amount.

“I’ve had a lot of ups and a lot of downs in my life, but everything is pretty amazing right now,” Clark said.

Players won more than $169 million playing $150,000,000 Payout, which launched in February 2018. Each $30 ticket offered players a chance to win prizes ranging from $30 up to $4 million.

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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Marquette County Woman Wins $250,000 Playing Michigan Lottery’s Diamond Payout Instant Game Online

A Marquette County woman is ready to slow down after winning $250,000 playing the Michigan Lottery’s Diamond Payout instant game online.

“I play online occasionally, and pick a mix of games to play randomly,” said Michele Premeau, 52. “When I won, I thought I had hit $250. I didn’t realize it was really $250,000 until I put on my reading glasses!

“Winning feels amazing. It’s really going to help my family. During the last couple months, it’s been nice to relax and enjoy more time together, and with this I can really slow down and enjoy life.”

With her winnings, the player plans to share with family and then save the remainder.

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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Farmington Hills Man Wins $376,090 Fantasy 5 Jackpot from the Michigan Lottery

A Farmington Hills man is about to upgrade his ride after winning a $376,090 Fantasy 5 jackpot from the Michigan Lottery.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, matched the Fantasy 5 numbers in the April 28 drawing to win the big prize: 01-03-09-22-34. He bought his winning ticket at Mac’s II, located at 22399 Northline Road in Taylor.

“I was emptying my pockets after doing some work in the garage when the ticket fell out,” said the 41 year-old-player. “I scanned the ticket with the Lottery app and when the confetti popped up on the screen, I thought my mind was playing tricks on me.”

The player visited Lottery headquarters to claim his big prize. With his winnings he plans to buy a Corvette that he’s always dreamed of and a new home.

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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Waterford Woman Wins $70 Million Powerball Jackpot

A stop for Michigan Lottery tickets at her favorite party store led to a Waterford woman winning a $70 million Powerball jackpot.

Cristy Davis, 40, matched all of the winning numbers – 14-47-54-55-68 and the Powerball 25 – in the Feb. 12 drawing. She bought the winning ticket at the Huron Plaza Liquor, located at 694 West Huron Street in Pontiac.

“My friend and I stopped at the party store that day to buy some Lottery,” Davis said. “I bought a couple scratch offs and decided to get one Mega Millions ticket and one Powerball ticket, too.

“I was at work the next morning when my friend FaceTimed me and asked me if I had checked my ticket because the news was saying the winning ticket was bought at the Huron Plaza Liquor.

“I got off the phone and went to my truck to get the ticket. After I checked it, all could do was scream. Everyone from work came running to check on me. Once I got calmed down, my boss made sure I was able to get a ride home because there was no way I would be able to drive after learning I was a multi-millionaire.”

Davis, a mother of two and grandmother of one, talked about her big win in a remote video interview with Lottery officials during Gov. Whitmer’s Stay Home, Stay Safe order in April.

“I remember when Cristy was a teenager, we were at a family gathering talking about what we would do if we ever won big in the lottery,” said Davis’s mother, Patricia. “She said: ‘I’d get my car fixed.’ Now, she’ll never have to worry about having a broken-down car again.”

“I am so happy for Cristy and her family,” said Yousef Antoo, owner of Huron Plaza Liquor. “We are thrilled to have sold her the winning ticket and I am looking forward to sharing the $50,000 bonus commission with my employees and church, and doing some improvements at my store.”

Davis chose to receive her $70 million jackpot as a one-time lump sum payment of about $50 million, rather than 30 annuity payments for the full amount. After tax withholdings, she received about $36 million.

With her winnings, Davis plans to buy a new house, a new vehicle, and then invest the remainder.

“Winning has caused me to feel overwhelmed, grateful, and relieved all at once. I won’t have to live paycheck-to-paycheck any more,” Davis said.

Davis is the second Waterford player to win a multimillion-dollar Lottery jackpot. In 2017, Kevin and Stephanie Blake split a $42 million Mega Millions jackpot with a Rhode Island lottery player. Blake bought his winning ticket at the 7-Eleven, located at 3461 Airport Road in Waterford.

Davis’s big win marks the fifth time a Michigan player has won the Powerball jackpot since the state began offering the game in 2010. The last Michigan player to win the Powerball jackpot was Phillip Chippewa, of Suttons Bay. In September 2019, Chippewa won the game’s $80 million jackpot. Davis is the fourth Michigan player to win a Powerball or Mega Millions jackpot in the last five years.

In 2012, Donald Lawson, of Lapeer, won $337 million playing the Powerball game. Lawson’s jackpot win holds the record for the largest Lottery prize ever paid in Michigan.

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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