Michigan Lotto 47 winner! How many people play the same lottery numbers every time they buy a ticket. I’m one of those people! A 61-year-old man from Roscommon County, Michigan began playing the same numbers in 1991. He told lottery officials he rarely misses a drawing and uses numbers 3, 5, 10, 20, 28, and 31 consistently. On July 31, 2021, all six of his numbers matched the ones drawn during the Lotto 47 game. His persistence paid off when he hit the jackpot and won $18.41 million from the Michigan Lottery. Imagine playing the same numbers since you were 31 years old and finally hitting the Michigan Lotto 47 jackpot 30 years later.
He bought the winning Lotto 47 ticket from Family E-Z Mart, in Prudenville, Michigan. Before he went to bed the night of the drawing he recognized the numbers. To his shock, he won and examined his ticket a least a dozen times.
Recently, this lucky Michigan Lotto player visited the Lottery headquarters in Lansing, Michigan to claim the prize. Instead of choosing to receive the full amount through annuity payments, he chose to receive the money in a one-time lump sum payment of $11.7 million. He plans to give money to charities, share with his family and save the remainder.
Michigan Lotto 47 Game Instructions
First, buy a Michigan Lotto 47 game ticket for $1. Next, choose six numbers ranging from one to 47. The jackpot starts out at $1 million and progressively grows until a winner is drawn. Secondly, you can add $1 more dollar to your ticket and add “Double Play.” This gives players another chance to win up to $1.5 million during the Double Play drawing. Finally, for yet another $1 players can add EZMATCH to their lottery ticket for a chance to instantly win up to $500. The Lotto 47 draw takes place on Wednesday and Saturday at 7:29 pm EST. You can buy tickets at either a retail location or online at MichiganLottery.com. The tickets can be purchased until 7:08 pm on the drawing nights.
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