New Michigan Lottery Instant Games Offer Players Chances to Win up to $2 Million

Michigan Lottery players will have more chances to win big prizes – up to $2 million – with the launch of three new instant games.

Beginning Tuesday, the Lottery’s three new instant games – Black Limited, $300,000 Wild Time, and $2,000,000 Bonus – will be available at retailers across the state.

  • Black Limited – $2 ticket, $50,000 top prizes, more than $7 million in total prizes.
  • $300,000 Wild Time – $5 ticket, $300,000 top prizes, more than $29 million in total prizes.
  • $2,000,000 Bonus – $20 ticket, $2 million top prizes, more than $74 million in total prizes.

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

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$1 Million Powerball Prize Unclaimed After Eight Months; Winning Ticket Sold in Livingston County

Michigan Lottery PowerballA $1 million Powerball prize remains unclaimed eight months after the drawing.

A lucky player matched the five white balls drawn – 41-53-59-63-66 – in the Oct. 3, 2018 drawing to win a $1 million prize. The winning ticket was bought at the Speedway gas station, located at 10070 Highland Road in Hartland.

The $1 million winner should contact the Michigan Lottery Public Relations Division at (517) 373-1237 to schedule an appointment to collect the big prize. The prize must be claimed at the Lottery’s headquarters in Lansing. Tickets for Powerball are valid for one year from the drawing date.

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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$1 Million Winning Mega Millions Ticket Bought in Ionia County

MSL MegaMillions LogoA lucky Michigan Lottery player who bought a Mega Millions ticket in Ionia County for Tuesday’s drawing is walking around with a ticket worth $1 million.

A lucky player matched the five white balls drawn – 09-21-34-42-50 – in Tuesday’s drawing to win a $1 million prize. The winning ticket was bought at Bill’s Party Store, located at 1153 East Grand River in Portland.

The $1 million winner from Tuesday’s drawing should contact the Michigan Lottery Public Relations Division at (517) 373-1237 to schedule an appointment to collect the big prize. The prize must be claimed at the Lottery’s headquarters in Lansing. Tickets for Mega Millions are valid for one year from the drawing date.

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

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Two Michigan Lottery Players Win Free Fuel for a Year from Speedway

Two lucky motorists will be filling their tanks for free for a year thanks to the Michigan Lottery and Speedway LLC (Speedway).

Sarah Hinga, of Portage, and Sherry Vanderhagen, of Flint, each won a $2,500 Speedway gift card after being selected in a random drawing from more than 13 million entries.

Eight other Lottery players won $400 in instant tickets:

  • Paul Botos, of Durand
  • David Downs, of Saranac
  • Tamara Jarosch, of Grand Rapids
  • Jennifer Marquardt, of Comstock Park
  • Debbie Marx, of Oscoda
  • Rob Miklusicak, of Olivet
  • Patricia Toner, of Howell
  • Eric Williams, of St. Johns

Players who bought instant game tickets at Speedway convenience stores and scanned their registered Speedy Rewards® card were entered in the giveaway to win free fuel for a year. Players earned one entry for each dollar spent on Michigan Lottery instant games. There was no limit on the number of entries a player could earn.

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Mega Millions Jackpot Climbs to $418 Million for Tonight’s Drawing

The life of a Michigan Lottery player could change forever if they win tonight’s Mega Millions jackpot, which now stands at $418 million. The cash option for the jackpot is about $263 million.

The $418 million jackpot is the second-largest Mega Millions jackpot this year. The biggest Mega Millions jackpot won in 2019 was a $437 million jackpot. One ticket purchased in New York matched the five white balls and Mega ball to win on Jan. 1.

The last Michigan player to win the Mega Millions jackpot was Kevin Blake, of Waterford. Blake won half of the game’s $42 million jackpot in October 2017. The other winning ticket was purchased in Rhode Island.

If a Michigan player wins tonight’s $418 million jackpot, it would be the largest Mega Millions prize won in the state. On April 22, 2005, a Port Huron couple, Ralph and Mary Stebbins, won $208 million. On Aug. 15, 2012, Donald Lawson, of Lapeer, won a $337 million Powerball jackpot. Lawson’s jackpot holds the record for the largest Lottery prize ever won in Michigan.

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 for tonight’s drawing may be purchased online at MichiganLottery.com and at the Lottery’s 10,500 retailers around the state until 10:45 p.m.

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