Kalamazoo County Man Wins $416,322 BIG CA$H Second Chance Jackpot Prize
The 67-year-old player, who chose to remain anonymous, won $416,322 after he was selected in a random drawing that took place Oct. 11. He earned entries into the giveaway by playing the eligible BIG CA$H Second Chance Jackpot games online at MichiganLottery.com. For more information regarding eligible BIG CA$H Second Chance Jackpot games, please visit https://news.michiganlottery.com/bigcash.
“I play games online a lot, but I had no idea I was earning entries into a second chance giveaway when playing certain games,” said the player. “I saw an email from the Michigan Lottery saying I’d won a $416,322 second chance prize and I figured it was a scam email since I didn’t enter a giveaway.
“When I called the Michigan Lottery, I realized I’d been earning entries without even knowing it. I still can’t believe this is real. It is a crazy feeling to win such a large Lottery prize!”
The player recently visited Lottery headquarters to claim his big prize. With his winnings, he plans to share with his family and then save the remainder.
Select online instant games include a second chance progressive jackpot drawing. Part of every purchase of the games funds one progressive jackpot prize which is awarded in a second chance drawing each month. Players earn one entry for every $0.50 wagered playing the eligible games. After the entry period has closed, a random drawing takes place with one jackpot winner being selected from all entries for that month.
The BIG CA$H Second Chance game launched in April 2022. Since the BIG CA$H Second Chance games launched, players have won more than $5.9 million in progressive prizes. In the last 12 months, players have won:
- September 2023 – $416,322 progressive jackpot prize
- August 2023 – $729,743 progressive jackpot prize
- July 2023 – $573,617 progressive jackpot prize
- June 2023 – $519,212 progressive jackpot prize
- May 2023 – $559,200 progressive jackpot prize
- April 2023 – $538,958 progressive jackpot prize
- March 2023 – $625,162 progressive jackpot prize
- February 2023 – $261,935 progressive jackpot prize
- January 2023 – $403,618 progressive jackpot prize
- December 2022 – $125,514 progressive jackpot prize
- November 2022 – $110,689 progressive jackpot prize
- October 2022 – $97,885 progressive jackpot prize
Entries are only valid for the entry period in which they were earned. Each month, a new drawing period begins, and the progressive jackpot is reset to $5,000. The next drawing will take place Dec. 13.