Macomb County Man Wins $1 Million Playing the Michigan Lottery’s $1,000,000 Money Match Instant Game

A Macomb County man started jumping and dancing after winning $1 million playing the Michigan Lottery’s $1,000,000 Money Match instant game.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought his winning ticket at the BP gas station, located at 35891 Utica Road in Clinton Township.

“I stopped at the gas station to purchase a $1,000,000 Money Match ticket,” said the 31-year-old player. “When I scratched the ticket and saw I’d matched the number 27 to win $1 million, I couldn’t believe it. I was so excited I started jumping and dancing.”

The player visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim the big prize. He chose to receive his prize as a one-time lump sum payment of about $634,000 rather than annuity payments for the full amount. With his winnings, he plans to buy a home and take a vacation.

“I’m so excited,” the player said. “It feels like I’m on cloud nine!”

Players have won more than $17 million playing $1,000,000 Money Match, which launched in April. Each $10 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $10 up to $1 million. More than $39 million in prizes remain, including two $1 million top prizes, eight $15,000 prizes, and 174 $1,500 prizes.

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

In 2018, Lottery players won more than $1 billion playing instant games.

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Ogemaw County Man Wins $17 Million Lotto 47 Jackpot

An Ogemaw County man nearly missed out on playing his Lotto 47 numbers, but a last-minute stop led to him winning the game’s $17 million jackpot.

The 57-year-old player, who chose to remain anonymous, matched all six Lotto 47 numbers drawn Aug. 24: 05-15-21-28-38-43. He bought the winning ticket at the Checkered Flag Party Store, located 2015 South M-33 in West Branch.

“I usually buy a Lotto 47 ticket every Friday along with a Mega Millions ticket,” said the player. “For whatever reason, I forgot to get the Lotto 47 ticket, so Saturday morning I was on my way by the party store and decided to stop and play my numbers.

“I got up Sunday and checked my ticket with my phone. As soon as I realized I’d matched all six numbers all I could say was: ‘Oh my god!’”

The player visited Lottery headquarters Tuesday to claim the big prize. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time lump sum payment of about $10.8 million, rather than 30 annuity payments for the full amount. With his winnings he plans to buy a new house and then save the remainder.

“Winning brings a lot of financial relief, but also a lot of responsibility. I’m going to be smart with this money so it lasts for my family,” the player said.

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 at a retailer or online at MichiganLottery.com until 7:08 p.m. on the day of the drawing.

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Presque Isle County Man Wins $229,986 Fantasy 5 Jackpot

Winning a $229,986 Fantasy 5 jackpot from the Michigan Lottery left a Presque Isle County man with a lot of convincing to do.

Scott Hein, of Rogers City, matched the Fantasy 5 numbers drawn on July 4 to win the big prize: 02-15-25-35-38. He bought his winning ticket online at MichiganLottery.com.

“I was out on a boat in the middle of Lake Michigan celebrating the Fourth when I checked my phone and saw I won the jackpot,” said Hein, 50. “None of the people I was with believed me. I had to go person-to-person showing them my phone to convince them.

“Then I called my wife and son and they didn’t believe me either. Honestly, it was kind of hard to believe it myself because I thought no one north of Saginaw ever won, but this just proves it can happen to anyone, anywhere.”

Hein recently visited Lottery headquarters to claim the prize. With his winnings, he plans to pay bills and then save the remainder.

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 $179,000.

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Doubler Days Returns to Club Keno in September

The Michigan Lottery is giving players a chance to double their fun and their winnings in September when the popular Doubler Days promotion returns to Club Keno.

All month long, Club Keno tickets purchased at Lottery retailers statewide are eligible for Doubler Days. Players have a chance to receive a Doubler message printed on tickets which will double all prizes won on that ticket, without any additional cost. The Jack prizes and Club Keno Extra eight of 10, nine of 10, and 10 of 10 prizes are excluded from the promotion.

To qualify for double winnings, tickets must be eligible Club Keno or Club Keno Extra prize winners. Receiving a Doubler message alone does not denote a win. If a player purchases a multi-draw ticket and receives a Doubler message, all eligible winnings for all the drawings on that ticket are doubled.

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Lottery Offices Closed in Observance of Labor Day

Labor DayIn observance of Labor 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 take place 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 claims, because the Lottery offices will be closed.

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

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