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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Ottawa County Man Wins $500,000 Playing the Michigan Lottery’s $500,000 Wild Time Instant Game

An Ottawa County man turned a little bit of luck into a huge payday when he won $500,000 playing the Michigan Lottery’s $500,000 Wild Time instant game.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought his winning ticket at the Mobil gas station, located at 1122 Lincoln Avenue in Holland.

“Every Friday, I make a stop for coffee and five Cashword tickets,” said the 61-year-old player. “When I scratched the Cashwords off, I won $25. I put $10 in my pocket and bought one $5 Cashword and one $500,000 Wild Time.

“I didn’t win on the Cashword, but when I saw I won $500,000 on the Wild Time ticket you could have knocked me over with a feather!”

The player visited Lottery headquarters on Tuesday to claim the big prize. He plans to invest his winnings.

“I’m going to live comfortably. This gives me a chance not to worry about money for a while,” the player said.

Players have won more than $24 million playing $500,000 Wild Time, which launched in March. Each $10 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $10 up to $500,000. More than $25 million in prizes remain, including two $500,000 top prizes, 56 $10,000 prizes, and 99 $1,000 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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South Lyon Man Wins $110,000 Fantasy 5 Double Play Jackpot

The eighth time was the charm for a South Lyon man who won $110,000 playing the Michigan Lottery Fantasy 5 Double Play game.

Joseph Jensen matched the Fantasy 5 Double Play numbers drawn Friday to win the big prize: 06-15-19-21-35. He bought his winning ticket at the Mobil gas station, located at 12500 10 Mile Road in South Lyon.

“I started playing Double Play when it first came out earlier this year,” said Jensen. “I asked for an Easy Pick with five plays, and I’ve replayed those same numbers ever since.

“I’ve come close to winning before and have matched four of the five numbers seven different times. When I saw I matched all five this time, I was shocked.”

The 56-year-old Jensen visited Lottery headquarters Monday to claim the big prize. With his winnings he plans to pay bills and then invest the remainder.

“Winning feels great, especially so close to retirement. My wife and I are planning to retire in a few years and this is going to make it a lot easier,” Jensen said.

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 $175,000.

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$17 Million Lotto 47 Jackpot Won; Winning Ticket Bought in West Branch

A Michigan Lottery player is a multimillionaire after winning $17 million playing Lotto 47.

The winning ticket matched all six Lotto 47 numbers drawn Saturday: 05-15-21-28-38-43. The winning ticket was bought at the Checkered Flag Party Store, located 2015 South M-33 in West Branch.

This is the second time the game’s top prize 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.

The lucky ticket holder from Saturday’s drawing should contact the Lottery’s Public Relations Division at (517) 373-1237 to make an appointment to claim the prize at the Lottery headquarters in Lansing. Lotto 47 tickets are valid for one year from the drawing date.

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 until 7:08 p.m. on the day of the drawing.

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