Michigan Man Wins $5.4M Gambling Online

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Michigan Man Wins $5.4M Gambling Online
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A Michigan man’s head hasn’t stopped spinning since he won a $5.42 million Lotto 47 jackpot from the Michigan Lottery.

The player, who chose to remain anonymous, matched the winning Lotto 47 numbers drawn Sept. 28 to win the jackpot: 02-05-14-30-32-42. He bought his winning ticket online.

Michigan is one of a handful of states with online lottery gambling. It’s part of a smaller group of states with online casino gambling as well.

“I like playing online and had about $280 in my account from a recent win,” said the 69-year-old player. “I hadn’t played the game in a while, so I decided to buy 15 tickets.

“The next day, I was going through my email and had one from the Lottery that said I won a prize, but it didn’t say how much. I logged in to my online account, and when I saw I hit the jackpot my head started spinning and it hasn’t stopped!”

The win marks the second-largest prize ever won online from the Michigan Lottery. The record for the largest prize ever won online is $5.75 million. In February 2021 and March 2021, two players each won $1,000 a day for life playing Lucky For Life online. Each player chose to receive their prize as a one-time lump sum payment of $5.75 million, according to officials.

Under Michigan law, lottery winners can remain anonymous.

The winner of the $5.42 million recently visited Lottery headquarters to claim the big prize. He chose to receive his prize as a one-time lump sum payment of about $3.8 million rather than 30 annuity payments for the full amount.

“We certainly weren’t struggling financially, but winning this jackpot means we won’t have to worry about money in our retirement,” the player said.

The big win is the sixth time the Lotto 47 jackpot has been won this year.

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.