The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, matched the winning Lotto 47 numbers drawn Dec. 18: 06-14-24-31-37-45. She bought her winning ticket online at MichiganLottery.com.
“I play Lotto 47 often and I always buy my tickets online,” said the 34-year-old player. “I checked my email the day after the drawing and had a message notifying me that I won a prize. When I clicked on it and saw that I had won the jackpot, I was in complete shock!”
The player visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim the big prize. She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time lump sum payment of about $1 million rather than 30 annuity payments for the full amount. With her winnings, she plans to purchase a new home, a new car, and then save the remainder.
“Winning is a great feeling, but I’m still in shock. It doesn’t seem like this is really happening,” 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.