Michigan lottery winners charged in string of robberies
Stephanie Harvell's luck seemed to have dried up before she bought a scratch-off lottery ticket in early 2016. She and her husband had recently lost a car, and that same morning, they had received an eviction notice from their home in Bay City, Mich. Then, she scraped away at that ticket and realized she had won $500,000.
I cried like a baby when I saw what I'd won, Harvell said, according to the Michigan Lottery, adding that she had visions of putting the cash toward a new home and a car.
Sep 4, 2019, 12:13 pm - Lottery News forum
Michigan man thinks lottery's notification of online win is a hoax
These days people are conditioned to be suspicious of notifications of lottery wins that unexpectedly arrive, so one could be sympathetic when a Michigan man first thought his real winner alert was a hoax.
The Kalamazoo man couldn't believe his luck. In fact, he didn't believe it at first.
Gunther Hega, 57, matched four of the five white numbers drawn 1, 19, 31, 48, and 61 (the Powerball number was 6) in the July 27 drawing, while also playing the Power Play option to multiply his prize.
Aug 6, 2019, 1:55 pm - Lottery News forum
$11.7 million Michigan Lotto 47 jackpot is largest in more than 2 years
By Todd Northrop
The Michigan Lottery's Lotto 47 jackpot hasn't been won in more than five months and has reached an extraordinary $11.7 million for the drawing on Saturday.
The last time a player in Michigan won the jackpot was in February when a $2.5 million jackpot winner was bought at the Uptown Bar, located at 8 West Front Street in Monroe.
The Lotto 47 jackpot hasn't been this large since Feb. 18, 2017, when a $22.55 million was won after more than 7 months of rollovers. The curre ...
Jul 11, 2019, 11:06 am - Lottery News forum
Longtime friends split $20 lottery ticket, win $1 million prize
Two longtime friends decided that sharing a lottery ticket would improve their luck and they were right.
Robert Sopsich, 30, of Hartland, and Dillan Dybilas, 20, of Ubly, were having no luck playing Michigan Lottery instant games on their own so they decided to split a $20 Millionaire Maker ticket and agreed to split the winnings.
The lucky duo ended up splitting way more than they could have imagined as they won a $1 million prize.
We'd each been buying tickets but hadn't won much, so ...
Jul 3, 2019, 2:33 pm - Lottery News forum
Man who won millions from lottery during divorce case must share
A suburban Detroit man who was in the middle of a divorce when he won more than $30 million must share the lottery windfall with his ex-wife.
The Michigan appeals court says a marriage isn't over until it's over. It means Mary Beth Zelasko can keep $15 million awarded by an arbitrator, although she and Rich Zelasko had been separated for two years when he bought the Mega Millions ticket in 2013. Their divorce wasn't final until 2018.
In a court filing, an attorney for Rich Zelasko said, Ri ...
Jun 20, 2019, 7:14 am - Lottery News forum
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