Detroit Man Wins $1 Million Playing the Michigan Lottery’s Triple Million Instant Game

Winning TicketWhat a Detroit man thought was a $1,000 prize ended up being a $1 million Triple Million top prize.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought his winning ticket at Corner Liquor Shoppe, located at 334 West Kennett Road in Pontiac.

“I play instant games all the time,” said the player. “I scratched my Triple Million ticket and thought I’d won $1,000. I took the ticket back to the store I’d bought it at and had them check it. When the cashier told me it was a $1 million winner, I just stared in shock at my friend who was with me. I don’t have the words to describe the feeling that came over me!”

The 25-year-old player visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim his prize. He chose to receive his prize as a one-time lump sum payment of about $693,000 rather than 30 annuity payments for the full amount. With his winnings, he plans to purchase a home.

Players have won more than $31 million playing Triple Million which launched in December. Each $10 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $10 up to $1 million. More than $17 million in prizes remain, including one $1 million top prize, three $10,000 prizes, and 21 $2,000 prizes.

In 2021, Lottery players won more than $1.8 billion playing instant games.

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Mega Millions Jackpot Climbs to $660 Million for Friday’s Drawing

Mega Millions GraphicA Michigan Lottery player could be on a permanent summer vacation if they win Friday night’s $660 million Mega Millions jackpot. The cash option for Friday’s jackpot is $376 million.

If a lucky player wins the jackpot, it will be the largest Mega Millions jackpot won this year. In January, one ticket purchased in California matched the five white balls and Mega ball to win a $421 million jackpot. The Mega Millions jackpot was last won in April when a Tennessee player won a $20 million jackpot.

In January 2021, an Oakland County lottery club won a $1.05 billion Mega Millions jackpot. That jackpot was the largest ever won in Michigan and the third largest in U.S. lottery history.

Mega Millions drawings take place each Tuesday and Friday evening. Each Mega Millions play is only $2. For an additional $1 per play, players have the opportunity to add a “Megaplier” that can multiply non-jackpot prizes by up to five times. Mega Millions tickets are sold in 45 states, Washington D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Mega Millions tickets may be purchased online at MichiganLottery.com and at any of the Lottery’s 10,500 retailers around the state until 10:45 p.m. the day of the drawing.

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Oakland County Man Wins $139,221 Monthly Jackpot Progressive Prize from the Michigan Lottery

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An Oakland County man said his $139,221 Monthly Jackpot progressive prize from the Michigan Lottery couldn’t have come at a better time.

The lucky 32-year-old player, who chose to remain anonymous, won $139,221 after he was selected in a random drawing that took place earlier this month. He earned entries into the giveaway by playing the Monthly Jackpot game online at MichiganLottery.com.

“I played the Monthly Jackpot game once and didn’t realize it had a second chance component,” said the player. “My wife called me crying one day and told me about an email that had just came through informing me that I’d won a $139,221 Lottery prize. We agreed not to get too excited yet, thinking maybe it was a scam email.

“When we called the Lottery and confirmed the prize was real, my wife started crying and I couldn’t stop pacing the house in shock. This prize couldn’t have come at a better time for us!”

The player recently visited Lottery headquarters to claim the big prize. With his winnings, he plans to start college funds for his two daughters and take a vacation.

Monthly Jackpot is an online instant game that includes a second chance progressive jackpot drawing. Part of every purchase of the Monthly Jackpot game funds a progressive jackpot prize which is awarded in a second chance drawing each month. Players earn one entry for every $0.50 wagered playing the Monthly Jackpot game.

After the entry period has closed, a random drawing takes place with one jackpot winner being selected from all entries for that month. Entries are only valid for the entry period in which they were earned. Each month, a new drawing period begins, and the progressive jackpot is reset to $5,000. The next drawing will take place August 3.

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Oakland County Woman Wins $300,000 Playing the Michigan Lottery’s Wild Time Deluxe Instant Game

Winning TicketAn Oakland County woman couldn’t believe her eyes when she won $300,000 playing the Michigan Lottery’s Wild Time Deluxe instant game.

The lucky 65-year-old player, who close to remain anonymous, purchased her winning ticket at Rick’s Party Store, located at 511 Heights Road in Lake Orion.

“I don’t play instant games often, but every now and then I like to purchase a Wild Time ticket,” said the player. “I scratched my ticket when I got home and couldn’t believe what I was seeing when I revealed the prize amount of $300,000. I called my husband right away and told him he needed to come home because I had big news to share. We were both so excited!”

The player visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim her prize. She plans to save her winnings.

Players have won more than $45 million playing Wild Time Deluxe which launched in April 2021. Each $5 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $5 up to $300,000. More than $20 million in prizes remain, including one $300,000 top prize, six $25,000 prizes, and 21 $2,500 prizes.

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

In 2021, Lottery players won more than $1.8 billion playing instant games.

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Mega Millions Jackpot Climbs to $555 Million for Tonight’s Drawing

Mega Millions LogoCash keeps piling up in the Mega Millions jackpot, which now stands at $555 million. The cash option for tonight’s jackpot is $316 million.

If a lucky player wins the jackpot, it will be the largest Mega Millions jackpot won this year. In January, one ticket purchased in California matched the five white balls and Mega ball to win a $421 million jackpot. The Mega Millions jackpot was last won in April when a Tennessee player won a $20 million jackpot.

In January 2021, an Oakland County lottery club won a $1.05 billion Mega Millions jackpot. That jackpot was the largest ever won in Michigan and the third largest in U.S. lottery history.

Mega Millions drawings take place each Tuesday and Friday evening. Each Mega Millions play is only $2. For an additional $1 per play, players have the opportunity to add a “Megaplier” that can multiply non-jackpot prizes by up to five times. Mega Millions tickets are sold in 45 states, Washington D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Mega Millions tickets may be purchased online at MichiganLottery.com and at any of the Lottery’s 10,500 retailers around the state until 10:45 p.m. the day of the drawing.

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