As Michigan residents patiently await for other forms of online gambling to be legalized, the iLotto remains the only online option available to residents of the state. However, it’s an option that continues to prove exceedingly popular year after year.
In the past few weeks Michigan’s lottery has paid off big for several players, and recently, several new opportunities have popped up ensuring even more players will pad their bankrolls.
A Lucky Streak scratch-off has yielded the maximum possible prize of $500,000 for a man in Macomb county this week. The player has since given the prize away to his brother, whom he has stated is “better at managing finances” than he is.
A man in Dexter, Michigan recently won a $1.9 Million jackpot in the Lotto 47 game. The lucky winner reportedly only started playing the game in the last six months, believing until recently that the lottery was an unwinnable conspiracy. Glad to see that he has been convinced otherwise.
An anonymous winner from Menominee County also claimed a $176,727 payout from the Fantasy 5 jackpot this week.
New and limited-time offers
While the $20,000 grand prize winner of the recently completed Shamrock Play Giveaway has still not been announced, the Michigan Lottery’s newest Home Run Riches Online giveaway has begun as of Tuesday the 27th. Playing Home Run Riches Online will yield up to one giveaway entry per day until August 5th, with one lucky player winning two tickets to a game in the 2018 Major League Baseball World Series (round-trip transportation and accommodations included).
There is also still time to claim entries into this month’s $1,000 Cash Giveaway via the Daily Spin to Win feature.
Also, this week a limited-time Bonus Buy offer has launched, wherein Online Game Cards purchased at retail locations come with a chance to win a 40% bonus match, up to a maximum of $40 for a $100 game card.
Big jackpots brewing
The biggest buzz this week surrounds the Mega Millions jackpot, which has once again grown past the point of half-a-billion dollars. With no winner on Tuesday, the next drawing set for Friday the 30th will offer a maximum grand prize of $502 Million, so far the fourth largest in Mega Millions history and the tenth largest lottery jackpot of any game, ever.
Unfortunately Powerball can’t currently boast similar numbers, as the jackpot has been reset to the baseline $40 Million after a recent small win in Louisiana. That’s if you can consider $55 Million small, though it pales in comparison to the $559.7 Million prize from January that was finally claimed in New Hampshire earlier this month, or the $456.7 Million Powerball win in Pennsylvania on March 17th.
Aside from those multi-state giants Michigan are also climbing back from their starting baselines after the wins described above. The Fantasy 5 jackpot is only at $105K for the 29th drawing, and Lotto 47 is currently up to $1.2M for this Saturday the 31st.