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71-year-old man claims winning $4.37 million lottery ticket that was sold in Cadillac

UPDATE 2/23/24 9:20 a.m.

LANSING – A call from the retailer where a Wexford County man purchased Lotto 47 tickets led him to finding out he won the game’s $4.37 million jackpot.

The lucky 71-year-old player, who chose to remain anonymous, matched the winning Lotto 47 numbers on Jan. 20: 08-23-26-31-36-40. He bought his winning ticket at AMVETS Post 110, located at 127 West Cass Street in Cadillac.

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“I bought five Lotto 47 tickets while I was at AMVETS,” said the player. “The next day, I got a call from the worker who sold me the tickets, telling me to check mine because they had sold a jackpot winner. I looked up the winning numbers and then looked over my ticket and sure enough, I was the big winner! I’m still in disbelief!”

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The lucky player 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 million rather than annuity payments for the full amount. With his winnings, he plans to save for retirement.

1/22/24 3:54 p.m.

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LANSING – Someone in Michigan is a millionaire after winning the $4.37 million Lotto 47 jackpot on Saturday night.

One ticket matched the winning Lotto 47 numbers drawn Saturday: 08-23-26-31-36-40. The winning ticket was bought at AMVETS Post 110, located at 127 West Cass Street in Cadillac.

This is the first time the Lotto 47 jackpot has been won this year.

The lucky player should contact the Lottery’s Player Relations division at 844-917-6325 to setup an appointment to claim their prize. Lotto 47 tickets are valid for one year from the date of the drawing.

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Each Lotto 47 play is $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. For an additional $1 per play, Double Play may be added to a Lotto 47 ticket, giving players a second chance to win up to $1.5 million in the nightly Double Play drawing. For an additional $1 per game, players may add EZMatch to their ticket for a chance to win up to $500 instantly.

Lotto 47 drawings take place on Wednesday and Saturday at 7:29 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at a retailer or online at MichiganLottery.com until 7:08 p.m. on the day of the drawing.

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