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Retailer mistake helps Illinois man win $25,000 a year for life in Michigan Lottery
A retailer's error is a lottery player's happy accident By Kate Northrop A store clerk's error helped an Illinois man land a $25,000 a year for life prize in the Michigan Lottery's Lucky for Life game. Just as famous painter Bob Ross once said, we don't make mistakes, just happy little accidents. The same could be said for one Illinois man who ended up winning a $25,000 a year for life Lucky for Life prize thanks to one such lottery retailer's happy accident. Illinois resident Mi
Nov 27, 2023, 1:25 pm - Lottery News

Two-person Michigan lottery club claims $1 million Powerball prize
Retailer owner who lost husband before forming group had a feeling she won before checking ticket By Kate Northrop A two-person Michigan lottery club won a $1 million Powerball prize and had to use a special code word with each other for the first time to celebrate the win. A lottery retailer owner formed a two-person lottery club after she had lost her husband, and following a Powerball drawing in September, she had a feeling she had won before even checking the ticket. Kristi S
Nov 20, 2023, 12:51 pm - Lottery News

Michigan woman scoops $25,000 a year for life after playing Lucky for Life for the first time
Rounding off October with more beginner's luck By Kate Northrop A Michigan woman is proving that it's worth trying new things after winning a $25,000 a year for life Lucky for Life prize while playing the lottery game for the first time. A Michigan lottery player has a Disney trip in her sights after her first-ever Lucky for Life ticket purchase netted her a $25,000 a year for life prize. Warren resident Shayla Kauflin, 39, buys her Michigan Lottery tickets online, but this time,
Nov 1, 2023, 7:01 pm - Lottery News

Michigan bill may allow lottery winners of multi-state games to remain anonymous
Michigan legislator compares revealing identities to throwing meat in a shark-infested ocean By Kate Northrop Michigan legislators are discussing a bill that would allow winners of multi-state games like Powerball and Mega Millions to remain anonymous when claiming their prizes. House bill 4048, sponsored by state Representative Pat Outman, is currently a hot topic, especially considering the looming $1.73 billion Powerball jackpot that has lottery players across the nation in a tic
Oct 11, 2023, 7:04 pm - Lottery News

Michigan man wins $4 million after being unable to buy lottery ticket he originally wanted
It was meant to be after all By Kate Northrop A Michigan man won $4 million on a lottery ticket he originally did not want after finding out that the store was sold out of the game he was looking to buy. An anonymous Michigan lottery player walked into a store wanting to buy a specific type of lottery ticket but had to settle for another kind instead. He ended up winning a $4 million prize because of it. A Kent County man, who opted to keep his identity hidden, wasn't sure if wha
Oct 2, 2023, 10:22 am - Lottery News

$70 million Michigan Powerball winner says lottery winners should be able to remain anonymous
Jackpot winner: winning the lottery is too good to be true because of the fallout that comes after By Kate Northrop A $70 million Powerball lottery winner from Michigan, who won the jackpot back in 2020 , has come forward to argue that lottery winners should be able to choose to remain anonymous. The winner of a $70 million Powerball jackpot feels strongly based on her own experiences that there should be legislation passed allowing lottery winners to claim a prize without revealing
Sep 20, 2023, 5:43 pm - Lottery News

Michigan man wins his second six-figure jackpot prize from the same game this year
Talk about luck this winner bumps up his total winnings this year to over $800,000 By Kate Northrop A Michigan man won the Michigan Lottery's Big Ca$h Second Chance jackpot for the second time this year, bumping up his collective winnings from the game to over $800,000. It's hard to believe the luck of one anonymous winner from Michigan, who just won the Big Ca$h Second Chance jackpot for the second time this year. In February, a Macomb County resident struck it big with a $261,9
Sep 1, 2023, 9:40 am - Lottery News

Michigan man wins record $503,254 Club Keno prize
Lucky player wins second big Club Keno prize and makes history while he's at it By Kate Northrop A Michigan lottery player won his second big Club Keno jackpot and set the new record for the highest prize won in the game at $503,254 while doing so. Dan Housler, of Portage, made Michigan Lottery history and established a new personal best at Club Keno when he won a record-setting $503,254 jackpot. Club Keno is an in-state draw game that draws 20 numbers from 1 to 80 in drawings th
Aug 13, 2023, 3:16 pm - Lottery News

Michigan woman didn't realize she had Powerball lottery ticket worth $1 million for six weeks
$1 million lottery ticket went unnoticed for over a month By Kate Northrop A Michigan woman didn't realize she was in possession of a lottery ticket worth $1 million for six weeks. Eileen Wickett, of Northville, won $1 million in the lottery, but had no clue for well over a month before she claimed her prize. Wickett had matched all five white ball numbers in the Powerball drawing on Feb. 6, which were 5, 11, 22, 23, and 69. She was just one number shy of the $754.6 million jackp
Apr 13, 2023, 12:44 pm - Lottery News

Four Michigan family members formed lottery club then won Lotto 47 jackpot
Four family members in Michigan teamed up to create a lottery club, increasing their chances at a big win which paid off handsomely when they recently claimed a $3.73 million Lotto 47 jackpot. As an established club (they have been playing together for a while ), they buy tickets together, and if one of those tickets wins a prize, it's divided among their members, according to lottery officials. Aptly named Michigan Lucky 4, this lottery club is now celebrating a huge jackpot win, accord
Jan 23, 2023, 8:56 am - Lottery News

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