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Lucky Michigan Man Wins Second Lottery Jackpot Since 2014

Wyandotte resident’s Lucky For Life win brings him a $390,000 prize




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For most people, winning a large Michigan Lottery jackpot would be a once-in-a-lifetime thrill. For Ronald Durham, winning the lottery is becoming a more regular occurrence. 

Durham, a 64-year-old from Wyandotte, matched each of the five balls selected during a May 2 Lucky For Life drawing. His winning ticket gave him the option to choose between a one-time payment of $390,000 or $25,000 annuity payments for 20 years or the rest of his life, whichever is greater. Durham opted for the one-time payment. 

Astoundingly, Durham also won a $250,000 jackpot playing the lottery’s Keno game in 2014.

“In 2014, I won a $250,000 KENO! prize, so it’s hard to believe I’ve won another big prize less than 10 years later,” Durham told the Michigan Lottery. “I feel like the luckiest person in Michigan!”

Winnings boost his travel plans

Durham, who plays Lucky For Life regularly, recently visited Michigan Lottery headquarters to claim his prize. He told lottery officials he plans to use the winnings for travel plans and to bolster his savings account. 

“I play Lucky For Life every day and I always check the numbers online after the drawing,” Durham said. “I checked the winning numbers as usual in the morning, and when I saw I won $25,000 a year for life, I was shocked!”

Lucky For Life tickets cost $2 each, and players can win prizes ranging from $3 to a lifetime of payments. The game’s top prize is $1,000 a day for life, which requires customers to match all five winning numbers ranging from 1 to 48 and a lucky ball ranging from 1 to 18. 

Durham didn’t match the lucky ball, but did match the five other balls, which resulted in him winning nearly $400,000. Lucky For Life drawings occur seven days a week just after 10:30 p.m. 

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