Recent Lottery Winners; Big Prize Selling Retailers; News

Mike Hanley, of Perry
, matched to win a $100,000 Powerball prize on July 29. The 35-year-old Hanley bought his winning ticket online at Hanley and his wife, Mollie, were presented their check by Lottery Commissioner, Aric Nesbitt.
Roseville woman, Deborah Oliszewski
, 58, won a lifetime of cash playing the Michigan Lottery's Lucky For Life game! She bought her winning ticket as Van's Party Store on East 10 Mile Road in Eastpointe for the July 13 drawing, which resulted in her winning $25,000 a year for life.
Lottery Commissioner, Aric Nesbitt
(right), presents John Yager II of Durand and his wife, Chris, with a check for $390,442 following Mr. Yager's Fantasy 5 jackpot win of July 28, 2017. The winning ticket was purchased at the Shell gas station on Lansing Road in Durand.
Paul Kuharevicz of Muskegon
is giving his wife the gift of retirement after winning $1 million playing Mega Millions. The 56-year-old winner purchased the ticket for the August 4 drawing at Ladd's and Company on Henry Street in Muskegon. Lottery Commissioner, Aric Nesbitt (left), present Mr. Ladd with his check in this photo.

A regular group of friends that gets together each Friday to play Club Keno at AJ's Doolittle's on Secor Road in Lambertville surprised AJ's staffer, Lindsay, with a most fitting birthday cake - which reflects their appreciation for Lindsay - and for Club Keno! 


Joe Mendoza (on left) of Sanilac County had to look at this ticket 3-times before believing his good fortune, but he then realized he had just scratched to win a $500,000 prize on his Lucky 7's Tripler instant game ticket! Mendoza is shown posing with Lottery Commissioner, Aric Nesbitt, after collecting his prize. The winning ticket was purchased at the Speedway gas station on North Howard Avenue in Croswell.

Zach Salmen of Three Rivers
smiles after collecting his $100,000 prize after winning a top prize playing the $100 Grand Cashword Instant Game. The 23-year-old St. Joseph County man bought the winning ticket at Paul's Pantry on East Michigan Avenue in Three Rivers.
Michelle Faysal of Ontario, Canada
, became a millionaire when the Mega Million ticket she purchased at BP gas station on Hall Road in Macomb matched the five white balls drawn in the July 18 drawing to win a $1 million prize. Faysal, shown with her husband, Elie, posed for a photo at Lottery headquarters after collecting her prize.
Lottery Commissioner, Aric Nesbitt
, poses for a photo with 18-year old winner Kainin Turnipseed and his girlfriend, Jessica, during their vist to Lottery headquarters. Turnipseed of Alanson in Emmet County bought the $100,000 winning Cashword Instant Game ticket at Alanson Market on Highway 31 south.
Melissa Cramer of Laingsburg
asked her fiancé, Mark (on left) to pick up some instant tickets while in town when they were camping in Cheboygan, and one of those tickets, Lucky Streak, was scratched to win a $500,000 prize! The couple are shown with Lottery Commissioner, Aric Nesbitt, after collecting the prize. The winning ticket was sold at the Rivertown E-Z Mart on South Main Street in Cheboygan.
Macomb County man, Jason Viviano (left) and his wife, Jacqueline
, received a $50,000 check from Lottery Commissioner, Aric Nesbitt, following Mr. Viviano's recent Powerball win. Viviano bought his winning ticket online at
Stanley Bolle of Niles
was all smiles after collecting his $208,225 Fantasy 5 jackpot winning share. The 59-year-old said he is looking forward to "being out of debt" after claiming his win. The lucky ticket was bought at the Phillips 66 gas station on South 11th Street in Niles. Bolle was one of two players who matched the numbers drawn on June 20, splitting a $416,450 jackpot.
Lottery Commissioner, Aric Nesbitt
, presents Debbie Gough of Grosse Pointe Park with a check for her $60,923 Club Keno The Jack win - on her 48th birthday! The lucky winner purchased the ticket at Gilbert's Lodge on Harper in St. Clair Shores.
Brighton resident David Fisher and his sister, Donna
, smile after Mr. Fisher collected on a $326,974 for his Fantasy 5 jackpot win. Fisher purchased the winning ticket at Jonna's Country Corner on North Michigan Avenue in Brighton.
World War II veteran, Stanley Jastrzembski, received a Home Run Riches raffle ticket for his 94th birthday - which turned out to be the ultimate gift when his ticket won 2018 Tigers season tickets!  Lottery Commissioner, Aric Nesbitt, poses for a photo with Mr. Jastrzembski and his son, Mark.
Timothy H. McMurtrie of Yale
was all smiles after collecting a $1.15 million Lotto 47 Jackpot in April. The 62-year-old St. Clair County man bought the winning ticket at the Meijer store on Demille Road in Lapeer.

Macomb County man Kurt VanDrus smiles after claiming a $149,855 Club Keno The Jack Prize. The 58-year-old winner said he has his wife's intuition to thank for his big win, as she encouraged him to play while having dinner The Aspen on Hall in Macomb.


Lottery Commissioner, Aric Nesbitt (left) presents Club Keno The Jack winner, Rachel Signorello of Wayne County, with a check for $292,524. Her son, Tyler, and husband, Bob, look on. The winning ticket was purchased at Playoffs Sports Bar and Grill on Goddard Road in Taylor.
Michigan Lottery Commissioner, Aric Nesbitt,
presented Stanley Wilson (left) with a check for his $25,000 a year for life winning Lucky For Life Instant Game win. Mr. Wilson, a 66 year-old Lenawee County Army veteran, bought his winning ticket at The Party Shop on South Maumee Street in Tecumseh.
Ervin Smolinski of South Branch
turned 94 in March and he was stunned when he received a Double Bonus Cashword Instant Ticket for a gift that was scratched to reveal a $300,000 top prize! His daughter-in-law bought the winning ticket for the WWII Naval veteran at CVS Pharmacy on Middlebelt Road in Farmington Hills.
Thomas "TJ" Heald of Hastings won a $626,793 Fantasy 5 jackpot in November from a ticket he purchased at Hastings Shell on East Green Street in Hastings. TJ and his wife, Sarah, were all smiles after collecting his prize.
Judith Bennett (right) and her daughter, Jessica
, pose for a photo after Judith collected a $100,000 Lottery prize playing the $100 Grand Cashword Instant Game. The winning ticket was bought at Oasis gas station on South Telegraph in Monroe.