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$1.9M lottery win erases doubts for Michigan man

Mar 27, 2018, 1:50 pm

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LANSING, Mich. — Eric Hartman, 33, of Dexter, Michigan, didn't think actual real people won the lottery. It always seemed like something that happened to people he never really met.

That all changed earlier this month after he matched all six Lotto 47 numbers drawn on Mar. 14 — 3, 14, 29, 34, 40, and 47 — to win a $1.9 million jackpot.

"Up until about 12 days ago, I didn't think anyone won the Lottery," said Hartman. "I thought it was all a conspiracy, but I have a much different outlook now.

"I have been buying Lotto 47 tickets for about six months now. I buy a multi-draw ticket for 25 draws at a time because that covers about three months' worth of drawings. I just never thought I'd be the jackpot winner."

He bought the winning ticket at the Marathon gas station, located at 8135 Main Street in Dexter.

"I was on lunch at work when I heard that a local player had won the jackpot. I went and checked my ticket, and I couldn't believe it. I left work early to get my ticket home and in my safe," Hartman said.

Hartman visited Michigan Lottery headquarters in Lansing on Monday to claim his prize. He elected to receive a one-time lump-sum payment of $1.2 million instead of an annuity.

"I've got a young daughter, so this will definitely help out with her expenses," said Hartman. "I'll probably invest most of it for now.

"Winning feels great, but I've already got a great life so this is just icing on the cake for me."

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Chasing $ Millions.
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Posted: March 27, 2018, 2:23 pm - IP Logged

l would like that to happen to me tonight! Make me a believer, l am so ready for conversion!

 * Voice of Reason *   

 

People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

    Cassie8620's avatar - oGH0ok
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    Posted: March 27, 2018, 3:17 pm - IP Logged

    l would like that to happen to me tonight! Make me a believer, l am so ready for conversion!

    LOL

     

    I am happy for him. but it says, he was only playing for six months i think? WOW. and he won?That is such luck right there.Congrats.

     

    Heck, i know men playing sadly for DECADES.

    Still NEVER won even 4 #s. I feel that more should win at least 4 numbers and mm ball or 4 #s with pb.at least 50k,but sadly its never

    happening like that.hence why my dad still feel it is a huge racket/rigged.I stick with winning nice amounts with p4 and p3.better odds!

    i will play mm and pb only when real super-high over 80 or 100 million.

    Won over 13G's!( Spring 2020 ) + total (2019) 22,000! Time 2 break the bank, baby! $ $ $ Banana

    0068 0806 0860 1027 7707 1608 0620 0862 6800 8602 8620 1211 1215 1216 1236 1623 3193 3533 3009 3159 

    1031 2143 1061 1038 1263 1350 1358 1448 1530 1569 1570 1589 3412  1112 1411 1711 1216 2446 3422 3522 5593 4773

    0764 1061 1476 4374 4761 4762 4764  5925 6023 7077 7411 7460 7664 7678 8150 8779 9512 8999

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      Simpsonville
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      Posted: March 27, 2018, 3:58 pm - IP Logged

      WTG Eric. 

      Let's see $1/play, no extra # @ the end like PB or MM, odds are 1:10,737,573 according to the MI lottery.  You can play up to 60 draws.

      The only negative I have, and look @ the ticket, it does not say when the last draw will be.  This is the only state I've played in where I found this.

       

      Maybe, just maybe will play this one in July!

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        Simpsonville
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        Posted: March 27, 2018, 4:14 pm - IP Logged

        WTG Eric. 

        Let's see $1/play, no extra # @ the end like PB or MM, odds are 1:10,737,573 according to the MI lottery.  You can play up to 60 draws.

        The only negative I have, and look @ the ticket, it does not say when the last draw will be.  This is the only state I've played in where I found this.

         

        Maybe, just maybe will play this one in July!

        ...and he won on an EP, same thing as Quickpick.

         

        On another note the media said Kentucky has never had a Mega Millions jackpot winner. 

         

        Todd, do you know which state has sold the most Mega Millions jackpot winners?

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          Posted: March 27, 2018, 5:42 pm - IP Logged

          It's confirmed! It's only a conspiracy to a person who chases the golden goose and then says.....see there is no goose! Then once they claim the wins...suddenly they believe. 

          Ever notice if someone is losing ..it's a conspiracy? Or the lottery is stalking the site to thwart off 'their' numbers? Yet let them hit once in a few then suddenly they drop the conspiracy rant....at least for that day. Expecting others to glorify them.

           

          My theory is simple: I play. I win. I lose. I'm not that dern special to be stalked by a Lottery person. And chances are...neither are they. 

           

          Wishing this winner a good life .

          7072 8557 6011 4337

          I was addicted to the hokey pokey, then I turned my life around .

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            Posted: March 27, 2018, 6:05 pm - IP Logged

            Eric Hartman almost had beginner's luck. He would have been so much more excited if he had won on his first try.

             I hope his investments pay out for the rest of his life. 

             If any game is rigged then the criminals usually blow their cover by making a mistake or mistakes. Like what the Hot Lotto thieves tried to do. 

            LOL

             "We are all in this together!" 

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              Posted: March 27, 2018, 7:41 pm - IP Logged

              It's confirmed! It's only a conspiracy to a person who chases the golden goose and then says.....see there is no goose! Then once they claim the wins...suddenly they believe. 

              Ever notice if someone is losing ..it's a conspiracy? Or the lottery is stalking the site to thwart off 'their' numbers? Yet let them hit once in a few then suddenly they drop the conspiracy rant....at least for that day. Expecting others to glorify them.

               

              My theory is simple: I play. I win. I lose. I'm not that dern special to be stalked by a Lottery person. And chances are...neither are they. 

               

              Wishing this winner a good life .

              I Agree!

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                Posted: March 27, 2018, 7:56 pm - IP Logged

                The 25th  game would be April 4. The first game was Feb 10 and the game is played on Wed & Sat.

                Congrats on the win.

                The Meatman 🥩🍗🍔🍖🍤🌭

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                  Posted: March 27, 2018, 8:36 pm - IP Logged

                  LOL

                   

                  I am happy for him. but it says, he was only playing for six months i think? WOW. and he won?That is such luck right there.Congrats.

                   

                  Heck, i know men playing sadly for DECADES.

                  Still NEVER won even 4 #s. I feel that more should win at least 4 numbers and mm ball or 4 #s with pb.at least 50k,but sadly its never

                  happening like that.hence why my dad still feel it is a huge racket/rigged.I stick with winning nice amounts with p4 and p3.better odds!

                  i will play mm and pb only when real super-high over 80 or 100 million.

                  You keep saying it should be this, it should be that, your dad says this, he says that.

                  Have ya'll ever taken a peeks at the odds? Take a look. That should tell you everything you need to know. To get those nice big juicy jackpots means big juicy odds that means winning is really really hard. It's not about rigging. It's not about payouts should be whatever you think. People play for the jackpot. The other payouts are nice, but you can win those little payouts on tons of other games.

                  CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

                  A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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                    Posted: March 27, 2018, 8:38 pm - IP Logged

                    It's confirmed! It's only a conspiracy to a person who chases the golden goose and then says.....see there is no goose! Then once they claim the wins...suddenly they believe. 

                    Ever notice if someone is losing ..it's a conspiracy? Or the lottery is stalking the site to thwart off 'their' numbers? Yet let them hit once in a few then suddenly they drop the conspiracy rant....at least for that day. Expecting others to glorify them.

                     

                    My theory is simple: I play. I win. I lose. I'm not that dern special to be stalked by a Lottery person. And chances are...neither are they. 

                     

                    Wishing this winner a good life .

                    Now that is an intelligent post!

                    Cheers

                    CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

                    A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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                      Posted: March 27, 2018, 8:53 pm - IP Logged

                      You keep saying it should be this, it should be that, your dad says this, he says that.

                      Have ya'll ever taken a peeks at the odds? Take a look. That should tell you everything you need to know. To get those nice big juicy jackpots means big juicy odds that means winning is really really hard. It's not about rigging. It's not about payouts should be whatever you think. People play for the jackpot. The other payouts are nice, but you can win those little payouts on tons of other games.

                      I Agree!   Thumbs Up

                      Integrity: There is just no substitute.

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                        Posted: March 27, 2018, 9:37 pm - IP Logged

                        I also bought a multi-draw ticket for Oregon megabucks but in Oregon the Draws are printed on the ticket so you get a bigger ticket because it prints 26 draws on the ticket the actual days.-weshar75

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                          Posted: March 28, 2018, 1:10 am - IP Logged

                          "it does not say when the last draw will be."

                          That'd definitely a bit weird. Bummer if you think you've got one more play left and miss out on a big prize because you didn't buy a new ticket soon enough.

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                            Posted: March 29, 2018, 2:02 am - IP Logged

                            Incredible...

                             

                            One line of numbers for 25 drawings.

                            Balance is Key