Michigan Lottery players should check their tickets to see if they’re the lucky winner of a $25,000 a year for life Lucky For Life prize. A lucky player matched the five white balls drawn – 15-18-25-31-35 – in the Jan. 1, 2018 drawing to win a $25,000 a year for life prize. The player purchased the winning ticket at the Picnic Basket, located at 49471 Ann Arbor Road in Plymouth. The winner has two choices to collect the big prize:
- Annual payments for a minimum of 20 years or life, whichever is greater, or
- A one-time lump sum cash payment of $390,000
The winner should contact the Michigan Lottery Public Relations Division at (517) 373-1237 to schedule an appointment to collect the big prize. The prize must be claimed at the Lottery’s headquarters in Lansing. Lucky For Life tickets are valid for one year from the drawing date. Since Jan. 1 is a state holiday, the prize must be claimed by 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday. If the prize isn’t claimed before the ticket expires, the money will go to the state School Aid Fund. For just $2 per play, Lucky For Life gives Lottery players a chance to win prizes ranging from $3 to a lifetime of cash. To win the game’s top prize of $1,000 a day for life, players must match all five winning numbers ranging from 1 to 48, plus one Lucky Ball ranging from 1 to 18. Players who match all five winning numbers, but not the Lucky Ball, will win $25,000 a year for life. Lucky For Life drawings take place every Monday and Thursday at 10:35 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at Lottery retailers across the state.
About 97 cents of every dollar spent on Lottery tickets is returned to the state in the form of contributions to the state School Aid Fund, prizes to players and commissions to vendors and retailers. In the 2018 fiscal year, the Lottery provided more than $941.2 million for Michigan’s public schools, its fourth record contribution in row. Since it began in 1972, the Lottery has contributed more than $22 billion to support public education in Michigan. For additional information, follow the Michigan Lottery on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and online at www.michiganlottery.com.