Michigan man wins jackpot after following the same lottery routine for 30 years
A Michigan man who has stuck to the same lottery-playing routine for the past 30 years had his habits finally pay off when he won a $167,407 jackpot.
I have been buying a seven-draw Fantasy 5 ticket at the same store every Monday for 30 years, said the lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous. When I checked the numbers the morning after the drawing and saw they matched the numbers on my ticket, I was elated.
The 58-year-old player bought his winning ticket at Campbell's Party Store, ...
May 15, 2019, 8:07 am - Lottery News forum
Man rescues lotto ticket from garbage, wins $25,000 a year for life
A Michigan man will be making $25,000 a year for life after rescuing his lotto ticket from the garbage.
Jeff Heinig rescued his Lucky for Life ticket from the trash after he initially tossed it thinking it was worthless.
Heinig, who is from the town of Harrison, purchased the ticket last Wednesday.
He told the state's lotto officials that he got his dates mixed up and checked the website before the drawing had even happened.
I was back on the website Friday, and the Lucky For Life ...
Apr 12, 2019, 11:55 am - Lottery News forum
Michigan woman dreamed of $4M lottery win — then it happened
A Wayne County, Michigan, woman had a dream that she won $4 million on a scratch-off lottery ticket. Four months later, it really happened.
The 28-year-old woman, who chose to remain anonymous, told the Michigan Lottery that after having her dream, she started buying $30 instant tickets.
Recently, she purchased a Millionaire's Club ticket and revealed a win symbol.
When I scratched off the prize and saw '4MIL,' I couldn't stop shaking and crying, she told the Michigan Lottery. I call ...
Mar 11, 2019, 11:58 am - Lottery News forum
Michigan woman wins 3 large Keno prizes on same day
Talk about a lucky day.
A Lansing woman recently won three big Michigan Lottery prizes on the same day and one of them was worth $250,000.
The 42-year-old woman, who chose to remain anonymous, won the three Keno prizes on three different tickets for the same drawing.
On one ticket, she matched 10 of the 22 numbers drawn Feb. 5 to win a $250,000 prize. Her winning numbers were: 7, 11, 40, 66, 71, 74, 76, 78, 79, and 80.
The numbers she selected were a combination of birthdays and ran ...
Feb 14, 2019, 8:49 am - Lottery News forum
Michigan Lottery adds Double Play 2nd-chance option for Fantasy 5, Lotto 47
So you didn't hit the jackpot on Fantasy 5 or Lotto 47?
A new option being offered by the Michigan Lottery is giving players a second chance to win big and doubles non-jackpot prizes.
The lottery's new Double Play option, which costs $1 more per panel per draw, begins Sunday at Michigan lottery retailers.
Here's how the add-on game works:
Double Play drawings will take place after each Lotto 47 and Fantasy 5 drawing. Another set of winning numbers will be drawn from the pool for each ...
Jan 19, 2019, 6:55 am - Lottery News forum
85-year-old claims Lucky for Life lottery prize with hours to spare
Eighty-five-year-old Bob Hissom bought a winning lottery ticket Jan. 1 of last year and just cashed it in this week right before it expired.
I hold onto everything, I don't throw anything away, said Hissom.
Thank goodness he did, because now he's now $400,000 richer.
I didn't really think so until they handed us the check today, he said. I said something is going to go wrong.
It started last year on January 1st when he bought Lotto tickets like he does every week at the Picnic Ba ...
Jan 3, 2019, 9:34 am - Lottery News forum
Woman finds lottery ticket from losing pile was $300,000 winner
A Michigan woman said she wouldn't have realized her scratch-off lottery ticket was worth $300,000 if she hadn't tried to enter it in a second chance game.
The 64-year-old Otsego County woman told Michigan Lottery officials she bought the Double Bonus Cashword game from the Marathon gas station in Gaylord and it ended up in her pile of non-winners when she finished scratching it off.
The woman said she didn't know anything was amiss until she tried to enter her losing tickets for second ch ...
Dec 14, 2018, 8:55 am - Lottery News forum
Michigan lawmaker pushes bill to deduct cash from paycheck for lotto game
So you want to gamble, but can't seem to put aside enough money to buy a lottery ticket?
State Rep. Beau LaFave (R-Iron Mountain) has a solution that could help you place that losing bet you thought you couldn't afford.
While his fellow GOP lawmakers look for more traditional methods of cutting entitlements in order to bring down government spending, LaFave is introducing a somewhat radical bill that would authorize employers to withhold a portion of their wages for the purpose of investin ...
Dec 12, 2018, 9:40 am - Lottery News forum
Homeless man dives into dumpster to retrieve lottery ticket worth $4.82M
By Todd Northrop
A homeless Michigan man who realized he won the state's Lotto 47 game dived into a dumpster to retrieve the winning ticket.
The man, who chose to remain anonymous, was one of two people who split the $9.64 million jackpot with the winning $1 ticket he bought for the Oct. 10 drawing. He bought the winning ticket, worth $4.82 million, at the B D Mini Mart at 32 West Munger Road in Munger.
I have been playing the same numbers on Lotto 47 for more than two years, the man s ...
Nov 19, 2018, 8:29 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery flub pays off: Michigan co-workers win $1M
A Mega Millions mistake by an office employee is paying off for her and 20 of her Ottawa County coworkers.
The Michigan Lottery says the Bus Busters lottery club won $1 million during the historic Mega Millions drawing on Oct. 23.
All 21 winners work for SoundOff Commercial Vehicle Solutions in Hudsonville.
The lottery club's representative said they pooled their money for lottery tickets, with their boss matching the amount for a total of $212. However, the woman who volunteered to bu ...
Nov 8, 2018, 8:21 am - Lottery News forum