Recent Lottery Winners; Big Prize Selling Retailers; News

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
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.
William Krupp, Jr., of Clio
won a $232,490 Club Keno The Jack prize for the November 9, 2016 drawing. Krupp purchased his winning ticket at Vic's Grocery Store on Clio Road in Clio.
Judy Field-Lampman of Muskegon
 won $75,000 playing the Lottery's Wizard Of All online Instant Game. The 68-year-old winner said she plans to pay some bills, take a trip out west and buy a new truck with her prize.
Wanda Hill of Bath
collected her second major Lottery prize in a 5-year period when she scratched a $20 100x The Cash Instant Game ticket she purchased at Mike's Corner Mart on West Capital Avenue in Bellevue to win a $2,000,000 top prize. In 2012 the lucky woman won $1 million on the Lottery's Make Me Rich second chance game show.
Nichol Evans of Saginaw
turned a break at work into a $60,000 payday after playing the Queen of Diamonds online game on her iPhone. The happy lady visited Lottery headquarters to claim her prize, and shared that she plans to pay off her student loans and give her family a great Christmas with her good fortune.
LaVern Hall, Jr. of Saginaw
won a $92,081 Club Keno The Jack prize from a ticket he purchased at Dollar Bargain on North Michigan Avenue in Saginaw. Hall is shown with is daughter, Sue (on right) and granddaughter, Kayla.

Gill's Corner Store in Three Rivers
sold a $30 World Class Millions Instant Ticket to a lucky customer who scratched to win a $4,000,000 prize, and celebrating the store's good fortune with their new Lottery banner is DSR Paul Hartfield (on left) and owner Gill.
The Michigan Lottery is celebrating an Onsted woman's historic $1 million online Powerball win, as Tammy Weadock won the prize after her ticket matched the five white balls drawn in the July 13 drawing. Weadock is the 2nd player to win $1 million the online game platform. Last year, Pamela Rawson of Allegan County won playing the Diamond Payout online Instant Game. In 2015, Lottery players won about $127.7 million playing games online.
Fran Price of Inkster, shown with her husband, Dan, fell to her knees when she got a call from the Michigan Lottery in early August to relay that she'd been selected as the winner of the Lottery's $1,000,000 Play It Again Giveaway! Rather than receive an annuity, the happy winner took a one-time lump sum payment of $735,000.
Joe Taylor of Flint
smiles with his big check for $124,211 - which represents his prize half of the June 14 Fantasy 5 jackpot. Mr. Taylor bought his winning ticket at the Marathon gas station and convenience store on Corunna Road in Flint.
Jeff and Robin McCarty of Paw Paw won $1 million playing Powerball in May of 2013 - and just a few years later they put some of their good fortune back into the establishment where they bought the winning ticket - buy buying the business!  The former Mike's North 40, located on North M-40 in Paw Paw, is now McCarty's North 40.
Adam Jordan or Jackson
hit big playing the HIT $250 Instant Game - to the tune of a $500,000 top prize! The 47-year-old winner purchased his winning ticketed at Albion Beer Well on C Drive North in Albion.
Richard Hopper, Sr.
(right) of Niles and his son, Rich, pose for a photo after the senior Mr. Hopper won a $1,000,000 Mega Millions prize in the May 27, 2016 drawing. The winning ticket was bought at Sunrise Party Store on Huntly Road in Niles.
Sally Ann Brock of Grant in Newaygo County
claimed a $100,000 top prize from the Lottery's Bonus Ball Bingo Instant Game. The happy winner, shown with her husband, Dale, purchased the winning ticket at Plumb's Valu-Rite Foods on West River Valley Drive in Newaygo.
Tori Brayton of Greenville
, shown with her friend Rebecca, posed for a photo after she won a top prize playing the $1,000 A Week For Life Instant Game. The 23-year-old winner chose to receive the lump sum vs. an annuity, which paid her over $1.1 million. The winning ticket was purchased at Wesco Gas Station on West Washington Street in Greenville.
Robert Tait of Woodland
in Barry County was all smiles after collecting his $52,500 Fantasy 5 jackpot win.  The 65-year-old Mr. Tait's winning ticket was sold at the Sunoco gas station on Grand Ledge Highway M-43 in Sunfield.
Randy Maatman of Holland
 won the $100,000 top prize playing the $100 Tax Free Online Game. The lucky winner said he plans to pay some bills, set up a college fund for his daughter - and save the remainder.