Two winning tickets sold for Michigan Lottery

Sarah Rahal
DetroitNews-Unknown

Check your numbers, Detroiters! Two winning tickets were purchased this week from the Michigan Lottery and one is still up for grabs.

One lucky player who bought a Lotto 47 ticket from a Dearborn CVS located on South Telegraph Road matched all six numbers on Wednesday for a nearly $2 million prize.

Winning numbers: 04-18-19-35-42-46.

Michigan Lottery spokesperson Jeff Holyfield said the winner arrived to pick up his prize Friday morning, but has chosen to remain anonymous.

“If someone wins more than $10,000, under state law, they are granted anonymity,” Holyfield said.

Holyfield said the winner is male, 61, and is from Detroit. He chose to receive his prize as a one-time lump sum payment of about $1.2 million. With his winnings, he said he plans to donate to his church and then save the remainder.

“I don’t feel anything right now, it will all hit me later. I just keep wondering: ‘Is this real?’” the man said.

Another Michigander paid $2 to play and won the Lucky For Life game with a prize of $25,000 a year for life.

The Michigan Lottery said the winning ticket was sold at Van’s Party Store at East 10 Mile Road in Eastpointe. The winner matched all five winning numbers, but not the Lucky Ball. That winner has not yet collected their prize.

The winning numbers are: 06-15-18-36-47.

The winner can collect $25,000 a year for life or a one-time payment of $390,000.

To claim a prize of this size, the winner would need to have their ticket, valid photo identification and a social security card with matching names.

“This is the 11th time we have had a player win Lucky For Life in Michigan,” Holyfield said. The game launched in January 2015 and even if the winner dies, a minimum of 20 years of winnings would be granted to their estate.

The winner should contact the Lottery’s Public Relations Division at (517) 373-1237.