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Michigan Lotto 47 jackpot reaches all-time record $30.25 million

Nov 6, 2020, 5:02 pm

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Michigan LotteryMichigan Lottery: Michigan Lotto 47 jackpot reaches all-time record $30.25 millionRating:

Record-breaking jackpot up for grabs Saturday night after no winners in Wednesday's draw

By Kate Northrop

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Lottery's Lotto 47 jackpot has gotten even bigger after Wednesday night's drawing failed to produce a winner. Now at an estimated $30.25 million, it continues to push the record for the game's highest jackpot in history.

Michigan players will have a chance Saturday night, Nov. 7, to take home the jackpot valued at $30.25 million, with a cash value of $19.2 million. According to Michigan Lottery spokesperson Jake Harris, that total after tax will be around $13.4 million.

Conversely, taking the annuity option will grant the winner about $1 million annually in 30 equal installments. After tax, that amount would be approximately $723,500 per year.

Whichever option the winner chooses, if there is one, someone in Michigan is going to be extremely thrilled with the eventual outcome.

"People are pretty excited about that big jackpot and rolling, so I know we're going to have a happy player — or players — when someone does win it," Harris told Lottery Post.

The largest-ever Lotto 47 jackpot recorded was $23.6 million, won and anonymously claimed by a player from Macomb County on Mar. 1, 2008. Winners in the state of Michigan may claim their lottery prizes anonymously if the prize is a single payout over $10,000, excluding multi-state prizes for games like Mega Millions and Powerball.

The Lotto 47 draw game has gone 77 drawings without a winner. The most recent player to win a Lotto 47 jackpot that purchased the lone winning ticket back in February of this year in Warren. That jackpot was worth $3.4 million.

As of now, the jackpot ranks the sixth-largest in the world and third-largest in North America, behind the $142 million Mega Millions and $149 million Powerball jackpots. Harris says that he expects interest in multi-state games like Mega Millions and Powerball to rekindle over time as their jackpots increase.

"I would expect that if those jackpots continue to grow, interest with players will continue to grow, and sales will grow accordingly," he remarked.

Cristy Davis of Waterford was the most recent player from Michigan to win a Mega Millions or Powerball jackpot. She won the $70 million top prize in February of this year, which she planned on using to buy a new car and house.

Although there were no top-prize winners in the Wednesday, Nov. 4 draw, there were 66 winners who matched five numbers to win $2,500 each. The numbers for the draw were 2, 16, 24, 25, 37, and 42.

There were also three winners who won $5,000 by playing Double Play, an add-on that Harris mentioned was a popular amongst Lotto 47 players. The numbers for Wednesday's Double Play drawing are 3, 17, 18, 22, 38, and 41.

Players who are interested in taking home the record-breaking jackpot can purchase tickets for tomorrow's drawing by 7:08 pm on the night of the drawing. The drawing will take place at 7:29 pm. Lotto 47 tickets cost $1 each and can be purchased either on the Michigan Lottery website or at any official retailer. Players can find retailers located near them using the free Lottery Places app, which works on Android, iPhone, and Windows.

The Lottery advises players who purchase tickets in person to follow safety precautions, including wearing a mask and observing social distancing guidelines.

To play Lotto 47, players select six numbers ranging from 1 to 47 and must match all six numbers to win the top prize. The odds of winning the jackpot are about 1 in 10.74 million. Players can also spend an additional $1 to add Double Play to their Lotto 47 ticket, which enters the ticket in a second chance drawing for a top prize of $1.5 million. This drawing takes place following the Lotto 47 drawing.

Should someone win the $30.25 million Lotto 47 jackpot tomorrow evening, the jackpot will reset to $1 million. Drawings take place Wednesdays and Saturdays at 7:29 pm. The winning numbers are published minutes after each drawing at Lottery Post's Michigan Lottery Results page.

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Chasing $ Millions.
White Shores- California
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Cheers All the best Michiganders.

 * Voice of Reason *   

 

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

    Unluckyone's avatar - lib

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    I was in Michigan last month and bought Lotto 47 tickets for 5-draws on October 24th before flying out. My 5th and final draw is tonight. I haven't checked any of the previous 4 drawing because no one hit the jackpot. I splurged on 15-picks for each drawing mainly due to the odds as they were better than the 2nd place prize of MM and PB.

    Can't believe Michigan allows people to use their credit card to purchase lottery tickets as I charged $75 which i will pay off when the bill is due later this month.

     I want a good reason to fly back to Michigan Wink

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      chicago
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      I just went to CVS to get some. For a state lottery to be that high is when you should play it for more than normal. Jackpot is roughly $30 MILLION cash value is probably around $17 MILLION. After taxes in cash you are probably around $10 MILLION Odds of winning are 10.7 million to one. Basically time for the syndicate to come in and take this down. If this doesn't hit I am going to get the neighbors together for a pool as pools usually take down these bad boys. Good luck to those in Michigan!

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        Simpsonville
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        I was in Michigan last month and bought Lotto 47 tickets for 5-draws on October 24th before flying out. My 5th and final draw is tonight. I haven't checked any of the previous 4 drawing because no one hit the jackpot. I splurged on 15-picks for each drawing mainly due to the odds as they were better than the 2nd place prize of MM and PB.

        Can't believe Michigan allows people to use their credit card to purchase lottery tickets as I charged $75 which i will pay off when the bill is due later this month.

         I want a good reason to fly back to Michigan Wink

        Our self serve IGT lotto machines in KY are being phased to have a credit/debit card reader, so it is coming to states, it seems slowly but surely.   One thing I like here when I looked @ one you could do as little as $10.   One state it appeared to me to have a $50 minimum, but was in a dark corner of the casino so I could be wrong!!

          Think's avatar - lightbulb
          Marquette, MI
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          Largest In State Michigan only Jackpots were

          Feb 1995 $45.8 Million split 3 ways

          June 2001 $40 Million to 1 ticket with a cash payout of $19,851,592

          Lets see if the final total on tonights   tops that!

          Don't know what the Cash pot was in 1995 because the cash option didn't come til later.

          I went out and got some more tix at the last minute and got diddly.

            Think's avatar - lightbulb
            Marquette, MI
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            2 winning tickets with the total cash jackpot of about $20,482,209.  That is either the second highest or highest total cash jackpot in the Michigan only jackpot games history (don't know what the cash was back in the $45.8 mil back in 1995).