Michigan Lottery – Oakland County Man Wins $1.43 Million

Michigan (STL.News) An Oakland County man feels blessed after winning a $1.43 million Lotto 47 jackpot from the Michigan Lottery.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, matched the winning Lotto 47 numbers drawn Jan. 19: 07-12-19-30-43-47.  He bought his winning ticket at the Shell gas station, located at 3950 East 10 Mile Road in Warren.

“I purchase a Lotto 47 ticket every time I stop for gas,” said the 45-year-old player.  “I was checking the numbers the day after the drawing when I realized I’d matched all of them.  An overwhelming feeling came over me and I felt like I was dreaming.”

The player visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim the big prize.  He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time lump sum payment of about $992,000 rather than 30 annuity payments for the full amount.  With his winnings, he plans to start a college fund for his children and then save the remainder.

“It still feels like this is all a dream, I am truly blessed,” the player said.

Each Lotto 47 play is only $1.  Players select six numbers from one to 47 for a chance to win a jackpot starting at $1 million and that grows until someone wins it.  For an additional $1 per play, Double Play may be added to a Lotto 47 ticket, giving players a second chance to win up to $1.5 million in the nightly Double Play drawing.  For an additional $1 per game, players may add EZMatch to their ticket for a chance to win up to $500 instantly.  Lotto 47 drawings take place on Wednesday and Saturday at 7:29 p.m.  Tickets may be purchased at a retailer or online at MichiganLottery.com until 7:08 p.m. on the day of the drawing.

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